Doraine  Ganske

Obituary of Doraine Yvonne Ganske

Please share a memory of Doraine to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.
Doraine Yvonne Marie Ganske October 16, 1938 – March 12, 2023 With tremendous sadness but hearts filled with lasting memories, the family of Doraine Yvonne Marie Ganske announce her peaceful passing on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at the Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Center. There is comfort in knowing the storms of this life have passed for Doraine, and she is at peace. An extraordinary wife, mom, grandmother, sister, and friend will be forever remembered. Born in Beaumont, Alberta and raised on a mink farm in Widewater, AB; Doraine moved to Drayton Valley as a young teen to live with her older sister Beatrice. It was there that she met the man of her dreams, a local lad by the name of Howard Ganske. They married, raised their family, and lived their entire lives in this little town. Doraine lived a full life that was no short of adventures, travelling to several countries with Howard by her side. When she wasn’t abroad, she loved bingo and was an avid supporter of the game! She also enjoyed curling (particularly bonspiels), building puzzles, doing crosswords, and playing cards and games with family and friends. Many wintery Friday nights were spent at the Legion playing pull-tickets and meat-draws with Howard with a tableful of friends. Doraine and Howard loved to spend the summer days together fishing at Buck Lake followed by late nights around the campfire singing and laughing. Doraine loved to laugh, especially if it was her silly soulmate, Howard, putting that smile on her face; they were inseparable and did most everything together - an epic love story. Much of her later life was filled with the joy and pride of being a Grandmother, her three girls meant the world to her. Doraine will live on in the cherished memories of her soulmate and husband of 65 years, Howard; children, Roger (Debra), Terry, Janice (Scott); grandchildren, Kaylie, Jenna, and Cori (James); siblings, Ida, Jerry (Joan), Rudy (Fern), Donald, and Gloria; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and many life-long friends. Doraine was predeceased by her parents, Marguerite and Amie Hinse; siblings, Robert, Beatrice, Sylvia, Lillian, Thelma, and Clarence; brothers-in-law, Romeo and Gerry and niece, Donna, and her especially cherished friends that all lived on in her heart. Doraine’s family would like to express their gratitude to Dr. Ryan White for the exceptional care shown to Doraine, and to the hospital staff in acute care at Drayton Valley Hospital and Care Center for the compassion and care given to Doraine during her stay. A special shout out to the amazing humans who work at Season’s Retirement Community, your compassion will always be appreciated. Doraine’s life will be celebrated on Sunday, March 19, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #269, 5204 51 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta. Memorial contributions in Doraine’s name may be made directly to Drayton Valley Health Foundation’s Greatest Need, 4550 Madsen Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta, T7A 1N8. Condolences may be sent to Arrangements in care of Dwayne Henley at: Affinity Funeral Service 5001 – 45 Avenue, Drayton Valley, Alberta T7A 1L1 780.542.3338
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Doraine Ganske, please visit Tribute Store

Celebration Of Life

1:00 pm
Sunday, March 19, 2023
Royal Canadian Legion Branch #269
5204 51 Avenue
Drayton Valley, Alberta, Canada
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
Doraine  Ganske

In Loving Memory

Doraine Ganske

1938 - 2023

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of