Derryl E. Matthews


Feb. 21, 1930 – July 15, 2009

With her two sons by her side Doris passed away in Duncan, B.C. after a feisty battle with cancer, on July 15, 2009 at the age of 79. a caring mom. a “Gran” that never forgot to send a special event card (with her distinctive writing) to her granddaughter Amanda, a pilot, a sailor and a devoted dog lover. Doris spent many years associated with the aviation world working for Skyways and then for 18 years with the Abbotsford International Airshow, where she rose to the position of Operations Manager. In the airshow world she didn’t forget many names and not many forgot Doris once they had met her. She had connections all over the world that made the Airshow the major event that it is today. Doris is survived by son Terry(Joanne) and granddaughter Amanda, of Abbotsford; son Mike (Masha), of Eugene, Oregon and her beloved dog “Maddy”. At Doris’ request a Celebration of Life will be held in September at her home with her dog walking friends.

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