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WARMAN, Dora Elizabeth (nee Reavley)

December 13, 1947- Victoria, BC
November 15, 2013 – Calgary Alberta

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dora Elizabeth Warman of Okotoks, AB on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 65 years. Dora passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of 2013 and fought a hard but brief battle.

Dora was born in Victoria, BC and grew up in Vancouver’s West End. She graduated from King George Secondary School in 1964. She married her loving husband of forty-six years, Bob, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho in July 1967. Dora earned her CGA Certificate in 1983, and had a very successful practice along with co-founding Camano Marine with Bob. Dora became friends with almost every owner she had direct contact with during the building of their boats, and spent many happy times with them boating. Bob and Dora sold their businesses and decided to travel the world in 1997. One of Dora’s favorite times was the seven years they lived in “The Barn” in Totnes, England. Dora was a lover of animals, especially “Scruffy” cats. She was very passionate about many things, her family and friends being first. She was an expert cross stitch artist, and could never walk past a stitch shop without stopping in. Many of us have her beautiful works in our homes and will always cherish the love she put into each stitch. She was an avid reader, and a fierce competitor in Scrabble. The World of Outlaws was her outdoor passion, and in thirty years never missed a Gold Cup race in Chico, CA, no matter where she was in the world. Dora was the most organized “Pack Rat” you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting. She had collected a piece of every place they visited.

Dora leaves to mourn, her loving husband Bob; her sister-in-law Betty Crosby of Sechelt, BC; step-son Rick Sproule of Penticton, BC; nephew David Crosby (Michelle, Justin, Jayden) of Sechelt, BC; and nieces Brenda Collins (Kevin, Tyler, Brittney) of Maple Ridge, BC and Cheryl Blaquiere (Phil, Christie, Laura) of Maple Ridge, BC. She also leaves very special friends, Linda Pannell and families in Kincardin, ON, and Heather Fogg and families of Surrey, BC.

A Celebration of Dora’s Life will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to any Animal Shelter of the donor’s choosing.

Rest in peace Dora, give Scruffy a hug for us. We will love you and miss you always.

In living memory of Dora Warman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

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  1. Bob and family, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of Dora. Hold onto all your wonderful memories. Sue Pannell and family…

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  2. Keith and Gwen Warren-Wood :

    It is with sorrow that we have learned of Dora’s passing and with regret that we were unable to maintain contact over the years. We have fond memories of times together and experiences shared. We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to Bob and to all of Dora’s family.

    Keith and Gwen

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  3. Linda M. Beatty :

    Bob and family:
    I have just read the obituary in the Vancouver Sun.
    I am brokenhearted. I have also informed Wayne and Val Friske who owned a Camano.
    I would have been at the service for my friend Michael who was also 75 when he passed. No wonder sadness was so strong.
    Please let me know when the Celebration is scheduled.
    My heart goes out to you.
    With sympathy at this difficult time.
    Linda M. Beatty
    Tsawwassen…La Mirage

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  4. Cheryle Grognet :

    Dear Bob and family:
    I am so deeply sorry for the loss of Dora. Though I didn’t have the pleasure of meeting Dora, I have
    been told so much about her from my friend Betty (Crosby). The wonderful trips and adventures you have been on and the places you have lived will be special memories to look back on.
    Dora packed a lot of life into her short time here and left everyone with a special remembrance of her.. With deepest sympathy.
    Cheryle ….. Sechelt BC

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  5. David & Susie Formo :

    We are so sorry to hear about Dora’s passing. We have such fond memories of much laughter throughout our Camano years together. We certainly appreciated Dora’s love for scruffy cats and even named our own very scruffy homeless dog “Scruffy”. David also named all his Camanos Scruffy that he had as demonstrators. Bob, our trip with you and Dora down the Thames aboard that beauty “Ms. Alexandra” always brings smiles to our faces. What a grand time we had. We send our sincere and deep sympathy to you.

    David & Susie Formo

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  6. Dear Bob and family:

    I was greatly saddened to read of Dora’s passing in yesterday’s Vancouver Province. She was a very special lady and will be sorely missed.

    Please accept my deepest condolences. My thoughts and love are with you.

    Warmest regards, Paul Norris
    Parksville, B.C.

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  7. Bob,

    While on Vancouver Island, I was so very sorry to find out about Dora’s passing and a real shock; Joan and I would like to extend our condolences. It must be a great loss to family and the extended “Camano” family as well.


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  8. Barbara Stepney :

    Dear Bob and Family,
    You don’t know me but Dora was my friend in grades 1 and 2 at Dawson Annex School on Burrard Street. I have a school picture of us. She was beautiful. We played together all the time and I have often thought of her throughout my life. I moved away after that and returned when I was 18. She came over to our house and we were reacquainted but we both went in different directions and lost touch.
    I am so sorry for your loss and even though I haven’t seen her in so many years I carry very special memories of her as a child.
    Take care
    Barbara and Gordon

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  9. Barbara Stepney :

    You don’t know me but I knew Dora when we were in grades 1 and 2….she holds very special memories for me……and I am so sorry for your loss……she was a wonderful childhood friend to me……

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  10. Bill and Mary Jones :

    Dear Bob & Family members,

    Very sorry to hear of Dora’s passing. Our thoughts are with you.
    Mary enjoyed working with Dora at Revenue Canada and valued their friendship very much.

    Warm regards,
    Bill Jones

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  11. Melissa Matthews :

    Aunt D was a very special person to all of us. We have many keepsakes, pictures and of course cross stitch works of art throughout our house that remind us of Aunt D each day. I recently took out our stockings and the kids are quick to remind me who made them for us! I am thankful for my recent visit with you and Aunt D and think about the laughs we shared. We miss her very much and are thinking of you lots.
    Melissa, Anthony, Lily, Kate, Ella

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