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Born: Feb 11, 1944

Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2022

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February 11, 1944 - September 19, 2022

On September 19, 2022, Dorene Petersen passed away peacefully, with her beloved family by her side, at the Health Sciences Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Dorene was predeceased by her parents, Cleveland and Myrtle Grant; stepfather Gordon Anderson; sister Bonnie Korzeniowski and Bonnie's first husband Bryan Hunt, as well as her in-laws and extended family, Archie and Steina Petersen and brother-in-law Ray Petersen. Mom's deepest and most profound loss was that of her third grandchild Taylor Christensen. Mom was a true mother and having to see her daughter and family going through this pain was heartbreaking. In her final days, she was at peace knowing she would be reunited with him and all those who had gone before her.
Dorene will be truly missed by her husband Richard Petersen; children, Debbie (Joel), Lori (Tim), Grant (Kerry) and Leanne (Rorie) and her precious grandchildren, Brennen, Danielle, Sydney, Chantal, Rylan, Samantha, Austin and Dayton along with many nieces and nephew and friends. She is also survived by her in-laws, Ron and Darlene Petersen and their children, Marnie and Kelly and families along with her brother-in-law Gerry Korzeniowski.
Mom didn't have many regrets but having a great-grandchild was something she looked forward to, however would never say anything to her grandchildren as everything would come in time.
Mom was known for her laughter and her sharp wit, those who knew her would have shared many a laugh over the years.
Dorene was a very active member in her community and was involved in many organizations. She was also very involved in the success of the Mink Ranch. She had amazing energy finding time for all her hobbies, her yard and her property at the lake and her garden. Mom really enjoyed getting together with her friends to go curling every week and participate in the odd bonspiel. She loved cooking, canning and spending time with all her many friends. Mom loved to knit and was quick to pull out the sewing machine whether it was a patch for her kids, costume for a figure skating competition or an alteration for a friend in need, she would always send them off overjoyed.
Family was extremely important to Mom. She was very involved with her children growing up with all their sports and accomplishments, often seen travelling the Province in "the Lincoln". This was just as much the case with her grandchildren. She was their number one fan following them through all their sports and activities.
Mom found time to go back to school and she completed her Health Care Aide Course in 1993 after her kids were grown. This was something that Mom was very proud of and brought her a lot of joy, making many new friends that even in her final days remained a big part of her life.
She may be gone but never forgotten. Her fun-loving spirit and attitude towards life will live on inside all of us.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 15, 2022 at the Lundar Royal Canadian Legion with Cindy Thorkelson officiating. Interment will be held in the Lundar Municipal Cemetery and a luncheon to follow at the Legion.
In lieu of flowers, the family would encourage donating to CancerCare Manitoba Foundation Inc., 675 McDermot Ave., Room ON1160, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.

Arrangements by:
Ashern - Lundar

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Oct 08, 2022

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • Aunt Dorene and Uncle Dick and family made us part of their family as our children Matt and Lauren grew up at the lake. Dorene would drop by to check on us and even cut the kids hair. Nothing was ever too much for her as she always looked for ways to help others. We spent many dinners together at the lighthouse with lots of laughs and great adventures. I remember the yahl that the kids thought was a yacht- the perfect boat for getting through the waves! We had horse shoe competitions on the beach and fires as the sun set. When we dropped by the house, we’d often see Dorene on the ride around. She wouldn’t hesitate to stop work and invite us in for coffee! Dorene remains in our hearts. - Posted by: Carol Paul (Hawkins) (Friend, lake neighbour ) on: Nov 19, 2022

  • Thank you Dorene for being one of our volunteer Drivers and meal deliver volunteer. You were always so will to help Lundar Community Resources. Thanks also for your work on the Volunteer Sr Citizens Home Board. Thanks also to your family for sharing you with us. Sincere condolences. - Posted by: Cindy Thorkelson (Friend) on: Oct 08, 2022

  • Dorene was a kind, caring, loving lady. Always willing to help you out anyway she could. She gave me good advice when needed. When I was younger I hung out with her daughter Debbie. She always welcomed me with open arms, always made me feel good about who I was and where I came from. Her kind and caring ways made me feel very special. I thank my lucky stars that she was in my life for as long as she was. RIP Dorene, you will be missed deeply by all of us. Xoxo Judy Malcolm(Lowery) - Posted by: Judy Malcolm (Friend ) on: Oct 08, 2022

  • To my second mother...and as a "second" child, I love you, Aunty Dodie. I miss you and our calls that were so important, and relevant when I felt I had no relevancy and clarity, when I felt I had none. Thank you. I loved you so...xo - Posted by: Kathryn Hunt (Niece) on: Oct 08, 2022

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