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40440 Tantalus Rd
Box 99
Garibaldi Highlands, BC V0N 1T0
Phone: 604-898-5121
Fax: 604-898-4460
Dorothy Russell

Dorothy Anne "Doanne" Russell (Buchanan)

Tuesday, September 16th, 1958 - Monday, February 18th, 2019
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Dorothy Anne “Doanne” Russell passed away peacefully at the Squamish General Hospital on February 18th, 2019 at the age of 60. Doanne is survived by her loving husband Brian, her daughter Alysha, her step-children Brian(Nicole) and Danielle(Mike) and grandchildren Brooklyn, Bronx and Benson. She is also survived by her siblings Bridgette (Bill), Heather, Glydia (Randy) and John(Karin), as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. Doanne was predeceased by her parents John and Dorothy.

Doanne fought extremely hard and courageously against kidney cancer, and was aided along by countless family, friends, doctors and nurses within and outside of her home. She spent her last days being cared for in the hospital and having her hands held and listening to stories from loved ones. Doanne was a long time resident of Squamish, and lended her time and heart to several aspects of the community, most prominently the Squamish Valley Equestrian Association . She expressed in her final days that she was dreaming of riding her first horse Jessie. Her family now knows she is engaging in her ultimate passion in heaven: teaching young children about horses.

There will not be a service, per Doanne’s request. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Doanne’s name to the Squamish General Hospital, The Canadian Cancer Society or the Squamish Valley Equestrian Association.
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W. Bill Berg

Posted at 12:12pm
Rest in Peace, Doann
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Wilf Grolman

Posted at 09:04pm
Wilf Grolman To Brian Russell, Glydia, John and all the Buchanan family: may her peace of passing be with you all. Doanne was taken from us far too soon and most unfairly. But who said Life is fair? She carried her burden bravely with the love and support of those who meant most to her. She is now "Free" but it is to those who are left behind, that will feel her absence most acutely that I send my sincere condolences. May her peace be with you now and until you meet again.

Addie Harrison

Posted at 05:07pm
With deepest sympathy.
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Karen Allaby

Posted at 01:20pm
Brian and family I am so sorry to hear about Doanne, you are in my thoughts and prayers Big Hugs to you and your family
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Kris Shoup

Posted at 02:18pm
God Speed Doanne - may the riding be the best ever !
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Christmas 2018 Bhamini, Doanne and Alysha
Doanne with her first Grandbaby Brooklyn 2012
Doanne with her special 60th Birthday quilt
Doanne, Alysha and Brian. Alysha’s highschool granduation 2014
Doanne riding her horse Haila
Glydia, Heather and Doanne
Doanne, Alysha and Brian 2014
Doanne with her niece Jade
Doanne, Alysha and Brooklyn
Doanne and Alysha with Brooklyn on the horse