Kavanagh, Doris

Doris Edith (Larkin) Kavanagh died peacefully on May 13, 2022, at Ivy House in Invermere, BC. She is survived by five children: Michael (Kim), Jerry (Arlene), Laura (Steve), Anne, and Mary, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her spouse of 62 years – Patrick Kavanagh – her parents (Charlie and Eva), brother (Grant), son-in-law (Angus), and infant grandson (Colin).

Doris graduated from UBC with a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture in 1950 – one of only two women in her class. She was a great bridge player and we’re not sure any of us ever beat her at Scrabble. Doris took up golf in her 40’s and was a natural. She took classes in tiling, upholstery, and woodwork in addition to honing her already amazing sewing skills. Doris was an excellent cook and avid gardener who took time to share these gifts with her family.

Doris was born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. She exhibited courage throughout her life, embracing each new adventure accompanying (not following) Pat around the world living in Ottawa; Halifax, Upper Musquodoboit and South Brookfield in Nova Scotia; Vancouver, Creston, and Invermere BC; Uranium City, Saskatchewan; Australia, New Zealand, Jamaica, Portugal, Japan and China.

Together with Pat, she sought out opportunities to explore a variety of experiences through travel and rural community living. As a family, we camped across Canada and back again in 1967 and had numerous adventures into remote areas of BC and other provinces, to camp and be together as a family. While living in northern Saskatchewan, Doris served the community of Uranium City as teacher’s aide, teacher, and then Mayor!

The last 5 years aside, she had an incredibly busy, productive, and enjoyable life and was forever dedicated to her five children. A life well lived and worth remembering.

The family held a private graveside celebration of Doris’ life.

Ad Space – Square S1


Cheers without Tears

There are currently no events.

Ad Space – Square S2

Recent Obituaries