Doreen Grace Smallacombe , aged 85 of Grand Forks, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 1, 2012, at Boundary Hospital.

Doreen was born on October 8, 1926, at Kerrobert, Saskatchewan, the daughter of John Arthur and Grace Danielson. She grew up and went to school at Luceland, Saskatchewan, graduating high school in 1945. After high school she attended Duffus Business College.

On March 15, 1952, she was united in marriage to Franklin Edgar Smallacombe. They farmed in Saskatchewan for close to 20 years until her husbands passing in 1972. Doreen then moved to Coquitlam, B.C., and worked for B.C. Hydro for many years, retiring in 1986. She moved to Grand Forks in 1992 to be closer to her family.

Doreen enjoyed watching curling, hockey and Canadian football. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and volunteered at the Hospital Auxiliary Thrift Sore. She also enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Social events and many lunch dates and road trips with her friends were a highlight to her. Spending quality time with her family was another. Doreen will be dearly missed by all who knew her.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband, Franklin Smallacombe; her parents, John Arthur and Grace Danielson; three brothers: Keith, Ted and Edwin Danielson; and her sister, Elaine Hauser. Doreen is survived by her brother-in-law, Fred Hauser of Grand Forks; her nieces, Pat Hauser of Grand Forks and Dawn (Ted) Gerriets of Cochrane, Alberta; a nephew, Keith (Cory) Danielson of Vernon, B.C.; and many great and great great nieces and nephews.

Doreen requested no service, and cremation has taken place. Interment will take place at a later date at Salvador, Saskatchewan, when she will be placed by her late husband, Frank.

A special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Boundary Hospital, Pastor John, Jan Armstrong, Grand Forks Funeral Home and her many great friends for their visits and well wishes.

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