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Date of Passing: Dec 26, 2014

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DOREEN KADASH (nee BUCKLEY) On Friday, December 26, 2014 Doreen Kadash passed away at her home shortly after celebrating her 90th birthday. Doreen was predeceased by her father, Benjamin Buckley, mother Irene Buckley and brother, Jack Buckley. She is survived and will be missed by her son Larry Barstad, wife Jean, and grandsons Dylan and Lucas. She will also be missed by her nephew, Monty Szakacs, nieces Marjorie Wood, Cathy Arnason and their families and extended family across Canada. Doreen was a strong, extremely independent and determined woman with an amazing sense of humour. She had a keen intellect and love of learning that saw her move with ease through an incredible variety of jobs. She worked as a comptometer operator, teacher, landscaper, advertising sales woman, short order cook, child minder and movie extra. She was actively involved in civic affairs throughout her lifetime, was a passionate gardener and formed East Kildonan's Horticultural Society. She was also a fierce advocate for animals and she is missed by her beloved pets Joey and Chardonnay. Over the past 30 years Doreen faced and overcame many health challenges. She was a true survivor. The family would like to extend their sincere thanks and appreciation to Doreen's long time physician, Dr. Darcy Johnson, the WRHA home care staff, Jordan Rae's Pharmacy and many friends and neighbours whose care and compassion allowed her to achieve her greatest goal - remaining in her home until her death. At Doreen's request no formal service will be held. Donations in her memory may be made to St. John's Presbyterian Church, The Winnipeg Humane Society or a charity of your choice. KORBAN FUNERAL CHAPEL 204-956-2193

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Jan 10, 2015

Condolences & Memories (9 entries)

  • We grew up living next door to Doreen on Edelweiss, that was in the 1980s and we still kept in touch with her, every once a while we would run into her at safeway or zellers. She was a lovely lady who would do anything for you. One of her dogs had puppies with our dog, and she is the only person I know who would throw a PUPPY SHOWER for them, we still have the photos, those were the days. She will be greatly missed and is truly an angel in heaven, as she was one here with us. My condolences to the family, she lived life her way and did what she wanted to do, but always giving lots of love in return. She taught our dog to play the piano as well when she was dogsitting for us for a few weeks. Great lady who will be greatly missed. Our Mom and Doreen will be sitting together in heaven playing with the dogs. My Parents were the best of friends with Doreen. - Posted by: Hugh, Carol, and Janice Blain (extended family member) on: Apr 08, 2015

  • Aunt Doreen will be missed. Fond memories of Aunt Doreen come back to me of her visit to my Mom in Saskatchewan. My Mom and her were best of friends and Aunt Doreen missed my Mom when she passed away in 2005. Aunt Doreen, I hope you and Uncle Charlie are together. Miss you. - Posted by: Linda Kadash-Dodd (niece) on: Jan 30, 2015

  • Doreen was my babysitter when I was little and she used to look after my brother Jason as well. We loved her and her dogs Dock and Tuffy... they used to pull around on the sled. I had googled her name to look her up for a phone call but I see she has passed. She would tell me she was my "other grandma" and introduced herself as such! She was the best lady I ever met and she will always have a special place in my heart. I loved the baked goods, cabbage rolls and perogies she made, the mittens and hats she would make for us and sleeping outside in the backyard with blankies on the chaise loungers. I saw my first tornado when I was a kid at her house as she would tell us to hide in the basement, how she taught her dogs to "play the piano", her cats Snowflake, Scamp and Bimbo.. she was such a good hearted loving lady. She was so protective over us and I love her dearly. - Posted by: Charlotte Kennedy ("Granddaughter") on: Jan 14, 2015

  • I met Mrs. Kadash through a friend R.J & Larry. Mrs.Kadash was a great person & still is. Easy going, nice to talk, help u any time. U can say she was the mother goose of the north end. U will be missed. - Posted by: donnie (friend) on: Jan 12, 2015

  • Doreen Buckley/Kadash came into my life before I was born! From the time she first babysat my 2 older sisters (she was working extra to finance a ski trip to Banff), she became an integral part of our lives. Best friend to my mother, godmother to my younger brother, an "Auntie" to all of us kids, she filled our lives with laughter and good times. The child in her remained alive - who else would let herself be buried up to the neck in sand at the beach? Or ride all the rides with us at the Red River Ex? And let us stuff ourselves with cotton candy? Or carry my mother around on her shoulders, both of them laughing so hard they wet themselves! We could play dress-up to our hearts' content with anything in her wardrobe, and it was in her kitchen that I first learned to bake. Nanaimo bars, always served at the showers she hosted, are forever associated in my mind with Doreen, or "Dream" as my brother called her when he was learning to speak. Alas, we all grew up, yet over the years it was always fun to check in and see what crazy thing Doreen might be doing. I see her now as off on another adventure, livening up the souls she meets along the way, as she livened up our childhood. Doreen, I'll always love you! My condolences to Larry and family, Marjorie and Monty, and all others whose lives were intertwined with this uniquely wonderful woman. - Posted by: Wendy (Hotas) Mouat (Family friend) on: Jan 11, 2015

  • My Aunt Doreen taught me it was OK to be a bit zany; to try different things & be a bit off the wall. thanks - Posted by: Bob Bagamery (nephew) on: Jan 10, 2015

  • Carl and I have fond memories of 'Aunt Doreen' whom we saw at various family functions. We will always remember her for her unique sense of humor and'tell it like it is' philosophy in life. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Linda and Carl Weshnoweski (Extended family) on: Jan 10, 2015

  • Carl and I have fond memories of 'Aunt Doreen' whom we saw at various family functions. We will always remember her unique sense of humor and her 'tell it like it is'philosophy in life. Our condolences to the family. - Posted by: Linda and Carl Weshnoweski (Extended family) on: Jan 10, 2015

  • My Deepest sympathy to Larry and Family...over the years I would bump into Mrs Kadash and we would reminisse about Aberdeen School and her being Mother Goose in the Santa Claus will be sadly missed Rest In Peace Mrs Kadash - Posted by: Carol Chubaty (student from Aberdeen high School) on: Jan 10, 2015

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