Doreen Landymore was born in October of 1924 and grew up in London England, living with her parents in a flat at Stamford-Hill. As a young woman she had a variety of interests including theater, acting and fencing. During WWII, Mom signed up for service in 1942, spending the remainder of the war in the Auxiliary Territorial Service of the British Military. Following the war she worked as a secretary/stenographer, spending quite a few years with Unilever. Here she won the football pool which in 1958 gave her the funds to come and see Canada...a place which had interested her for many years.
During the next year and a half she came across the country and settled in Calgary, where she met her husband Walt Landymore. In 1969 they moved to the farm at Torrington and lived there for many years.
Mom developed many interests such as painting, spinning and weaving, swimming, to name a few. To each she applied her keen intellect, doing very well at whatever she tried.
She and our Dad moved to Three Hills in 2004, and then Mom moved to the Manor in 2008 after Dad passed away. Here she remained until the oral cancer became too much and we moved her to hospice at Okotoks in early April of this year. Here she received wonderful care and companionship from a truly exceptional staff. The cancer finally overtook her on May 1st.
Doreen Landymore was an only child and has little remaining family in the UK. Here, she leaves behind her daughter Kathryn and husband Dave Strohm & her grandchildren Kelly and Eva of Armstrong B.C., and her son Patrick of Calgary.
In memory of Doreen, those who wish may contribute to organizations that were important in her later life: STARS Air Ambulance, the Foothills Country Hospice in Okotoks and of course the Canadian Cancer Society.
Mom, thanks for being the strong, intelligent, and very interesting person you were....we will miss you!
Memorial service will be held in Three Hills at St. Barnabas' Anglican Church on May 17th 2013 at 2:00 PM, with Reverend James Enns presiding.
Arrangements will be handled by Sunset Funeral Service, Linden AB, 403-546-3903.