Doris Mary Gutzman (nee Paquette)

April 3, 1932 – December 31, 2022
In loving memory ~
Doris Mary Gutzman, (nee Paquette), loving mother and friend, passed away peacefully on December 31, 2022, at the age of age 90.
Doris is survived by her children, Frank (Meg), John (Laura), Monique (Rob), Jacqueline (Ken), Paulette, Danny (Christine), Pierre (Karen), Henry (Maureen), and Anita; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Doris was born on April 3, 1932 in Deep River, Ontario. She married Lionel Bertrand, raised seven children, plus adopting two relatives. She and her husband built the family home; in addition, the whole family built a camp in the wilderness of Quebec. In 1971, Doris moved to BC. In 1982, she married Carl Gutzman with whom she shared 25 wonderful years. They spent endless days doing her favorite things: hunting, fishing, picking berries and exploring the backcountry.
Doris was always ready to help others and was part of the social outreach at Trinity Lutheran Parish. She volunteered countless hours maintaining the church property, creating the “clothes closet” and helping with drop-in meals.
Doris will be remembered for her fierce determination, generous spirit and love of life. Donations in Doris’ name may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church, Golden, BC or the British Columbia Wildlife Federation.
A memorial to celebrate her life will take place at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 11:00 am.
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