May 2, 1924 – July 26, 2019
Doris Dryke passed away quietly and with grace at Whistle Place on July 26, 2019 at the wonderful age of 95.
Doris was born on May 2, 1924 in Port Angeles to parents William and Alice Heaton. She had 12 brothers and sisters of which she was the 2nd oldest. Raised on a farm she learned how to take care of people and throughout her life she did just that. After graduating from high school, she went on to achieve her nursing degree at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, WA. On June 26th, 1945 she married Walter Dryke and started their adventure together for 70 years. In 1967 they immigrated to Canada and moving to Beaver Creek in 1972. Where they and daughter Donna & son in law Carl Michaels started Far West Services. Doris was called upon on many occasions to take care of the sick or injured as Beaver Creek had no permanent nurse, so she always
volunteered to help.
For Doris her family was always first in her passions, but she loved to garden and tend her flowers, knitting, reading, writing poems and cooking for people. She was big part of the Beaver Creek Community Club for many years and always took part in community functions.
Doris is survived by her daughters Linda (Gary), Donna (Carl), granddaughters Pamela (Rich),
Alison (Guillermo), Kristine (Jesse) and Meagan, one great grandson Guillermo Jr. Also 2 sisters and 1 brother.
A big Thank you to all the wonderful staff at both Macauley Lodge and Whistle Bend Place (Emerald Lake Ward) and Dr. Jake Morash for all their exceptional care.
Doris requested no memorial services but wished for donations to be made the Yukon Humane Society (www.humanesocietyyukon.ca/Donate or Whitehorse Hospital Foundation (yhf.ca/donate).
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