October 19, 2021
It is with deepest sadness that the family of Doreen Isobel Leishman (née Jardine) must announce her sudden passing on October 19, 2021.
Doreen lived with love, and for her family, being heavily involved in the many activities of her children and grandchildren as a supporter and head cheerleader. She was born in Glasgow, Scotland and lived her childhood in Hathersage, Derbyshire, United Kingdom.
Following her post-secondary education at the University of Sheffield, she emigrated to Canada to take an internship as a physiotherapist in Edmonton, Alberta, where she met the love of her life, travel buddy and future partner in-gardening Terril Wallace Leishman. After a whirlwind romance they were married and settled in Brooks, Alberta, later moving to Sumas (Matsqui), B.C., and finally building the forever home in which they raised their family at Redwood Park, Surrey, B.C., in 1979.
Her time with her husband Terry was filled with travel, gardening, and working to make the Peace Arch Stamp Club the best-of-the-best, and ensuring their daughters’ families were well taken care of, whether by bringing food and canning, dog sitting, or helping with their yards and extracurriculars.
Over the years, Doreen and Terry, visited five continents, by plane, train, ship and car, having crossed the international dateline by ship, circumnavigating Cape Horn and making numerous friends along the way.
Doreen is survived by Terry, her daughters Pam (Morgan) and Heather (Jhim) and her adoring grandchildren Michael, Samantha, Jamie and Charlie.
She was predeceased by her mother and father, Isabella and James Jardine, and her brother Donald.
Doreen’s family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Peace Arch Hospital, and the emergency responders of the B.C. Ambulance Service and Surrey Fire Service for their compassion and support through this sad time.
A celebration of life will be arranged for the Spring to coincide with the beauty of that season in the family gardens.
Donations can be made to Heart and Stroke (www.heartandstroke.ca) in her name.
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