Doris HOSKINS

HOSKINS Doris Muriel (Piper) Nov. 16, 1918 – Nov. 5, 2008 Someone who lived the epitome of a loving life, has physically departed from this earth. Doris Muriel Hoskins (nee Piper), a devoted wife, mother, grand and great grandmother, sister, aunty, cousin and friend. Doris touched the heart of everyone she met with her radiant smile and ever present charity. We, as her family, are saddened to see her mortal light extinguished. Yet her eternal love light shines bright in our hearts and brings us comfort, as we announce the peaceful passing of this young in spirit near 90 year old gracious lady. Doris was born and raised in Edmonton, the second youngest of four daughters. She worked for a time as a young adult, continuing to live at home until she met and married James E. Hoskins of the Millet rural community. She graciously accepted being a full time homemaker and over the course of 16 years, living in both Edmonton and Wetaskiwin, became the mother of five sons, who gave her the affectionately appropriate nickname of Mother "Bear" because of her strong and all embracing hugs. She gave them to everyone and lived by the credo, "love conquers all". Demonstratively loving others was her life. Those hugs and that smile will be dearly missed. Yet we know she lives, even today, in her loving spirit which continues to enrapture us all. This wonderful woman is survived by her dear husband of 65 years, James (Jim) Hoskins, one sister, Betty (Richardson), five sons (her boys) Richard (Beth), Robert (Donna), Timothy (Doreen), William (Shelley) and Douglas Hoskins, ten grandchildren, five great grand children, numerous nieces, nephews and relatives as well as many faithful friends and acquaintances. She is predeceased by her parents, Frank and Constance Piper, as well as two sisters, Audrey Piper and Jean (George) Muir. Funeral services will take place at the First United Church, 5115-51 Avenue, Wetaskiwin, on Thursday, November 13, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. Cremation to follow church service. Personal internment of Doris, by the family, will take place at a later date, at the Millet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doris' joyful memory to the Wetaskiwin Health Foundation (Hoskins Cancer Research Library). A heartfelt and special thanks is extended to Donna Hayne and the HSN staff of Touchmark at Wedgewood in Edmonton, who provided compassionate and competent palliative care to Doris during her last days. "You are at peace sweet lady and will be missed, yet your love is our light to eternity." BAKER FUNERAL CHAPEL Wetaskiwin (780) 352-2501 or Toll-Free: 1-888-752-2501 ~ A Wombold Family Funeral Home ~