Doris Joyce Coons
The family of Doris Joyce Coons is deeply saddened to announce her passing on Thursday, April 29th, 2021 in her home surrounded by loved ones with all six of her children present.
Doris was born on the family farm also surrounded by loved ones in the Glen Adelaide district, Moose Mountain, SK on August 9th, 1932, the eighth of ten born to Maggie (Laing) and Ed Christopher.
Mom enjoyed her childhood on the farm and the time spent at Kenosee Lake which her grandfather, Fred Christopher was the first to develop as a tourist attraction when it was originally known as ‘Fish Lake’.
She moved to Moose Jaw in 1952 where she met her first husband, George Tamko at the Temple Gardens Dance Hall. They lived their life together on the farm in the Caron district where they raised their six children.
When farm responsibilities ceased, she returned to work at the new Town & Country Mall, Senior Citizen’s Assistance Program and lastly, Chez Nous where she made lifetime friendships with some of the staff and residents.
With George’s passing in 1991, she left Caron to retire in Moose Jaw, eventually meeting the second big love of her life, Ken Coons, whom she married in 1994. Together they enjoyed the next few years exploring Canada and other countries to see family and friends.
Doris was an active member of the Fraternal Order of Rebekahs almost all of her adult life. She made many friendships while working with others towards the common goal of Fellowship and making communities a better place to live.
She moved to the Timothy Eaton Center a few years after the loss of Ken and thrived in her new home filled with great friends, neighbors and the delicious meals prepared by Tina and Dave in the cafeteria. She enjoyed all of the activities in the Eaton Center, especially the dances as one of her great passions was to dance.
Her greatest passion though, was her children and grandchildren, being part of anything and everything they were involved in. Whether it was a sporting event, school play or just hanging out being part of their lives, she was everyone’s number 1 cheerleader as we were hers.
Her passing has left a hole in our hearts and she will be greatly missed by her brother, Don Christopher; sister, May Hambleton; children: Joyce (Ken) Allen, Wendy Tamko, Ed Tamko, Judith Harden (Dave), Wanda (Wally) Jonas and Cynthia (Tim) Beaudin; grandchildren: Trent Scherer, Christina Lavoie, Renee Harrison, Trevor Tamko, Darla Huber, Sonny Tamko, Les Harden, Chris Harden, Travis Harden, Amber Wilk, Serina Calfas, Pat Jonas, DawnAnne Darroch, Erin DeRoose and Brook Foster; step children: Ken (Cathy) Coons, Louisa Coons, Denise (Bob) Cooke and Michelle (Richard) Morhart as well as numerous step grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren who loved their ‘Gma Doris’ deeply.
Mom lived her life with great strength, faith and dignity, always on her own terms and her own way right up until the end.
As a Family we give our love and thanks to her tight circle of Friends and Neighbors and also to the Doctors and Nurses who cared for her at the Dr. F.H Wigmore Regional Hospital.
Due to the restrictions regarding the current health situation, a Private Family Service will be held. Friends and Family are invited to view the Celebration of Doris’s life virtually on Monday, May 3rd, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. by going to www.moosejawfuneralhome.com/webcast/.
As an expression of sympathy, donations in Doris’s name may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Moose Jaw Funeral Home, 268 Mulberry Lane. Todd Sjoberg, Funeral Director 306-693-4550
Prayers and thoughts for all of you. Remember the good times and She will always be with you.
We’re so very sorry for the loss of your dear mother. Our hearts go out to you, knowing how much you all will miss her. Hugs to all !!
Dave and I send our deepest condolences and hugs to all of you. Cherish all the memories of time spent with Doris.
Cynthia, Tim and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you
We will always remember Aunt Doris by her laugh and her strength, her positivity and pure love. Our condolences to all of the family.
Met Doris at one of the Dances in Moose Jaw and we became good friends. Ken & Doris went with Bev and I to Arizona for about 3 weeks – it was a good time. Condolences to the family. You all were her special people. Condolences frome Gwen Jensen Macklin.
Family of Doris coons sorry hear of her pass she be miss love gwenhochlander
My condolences on the passing of Doris. I’m sorry that we lost touch over the years. She was an awesome lady and I really enjoyed our trip to NFLD. Also when her and Ken stood in as David’s parents at our wedding. May your memories help you in this time of grief. God Bless you all.
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Mom was such a sweet lady. May peace be be with you all.
I am so sorry for the loss of your mom and send my deepest condolences. Remember the good times and all the love you shared.
Doris was the best Mother In Law a person could ever ask for. She was always happy and took everything in life with stride, always upbeat. She treated me well. My thoughts and prayers are with her entire family at this most trying time. She was a Great Lady. Yes, she did enjoy her dancing and one can only hope we will someday meet again and do the Bird Dance, Butterfly and Chatisse. God Bless All of You !!
So sorry for your loss, Doris was a great lady (Rebekah)
I have know Doris a few years now as I did her pedicures she was a wonderful lady with great whit and humour she will be greatly missed such a sweetheart xxxxxx
So very saddened to have read about your Mom’s passing. My sincerest condolences to each and everyone of you ! I know how very difficult life going forward will be. Cherish those wonderful memories! I think back to Caron days so long ago babysitting you kids,how fast life passes by! My heart goes out to you all.
Sincerely Heather Price
I was so happy to have met Doris . She was a guest on the ladies shopping bus trips .she was such a beautiful person and added fun to our group !
Cherish your memories
To the Tamko families
So sorry to hear about Doris. She was a very cheerful woman and always had a smile on her face! Thinking of you all at this sad time.
Corey and Karen Mantell and family
Our deepest sympathies to Cynthia, Tim and to all the families on the loss of Doris. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
Condolences to the Tamko and Coons families. We always enjoyed our time spent with your Mom. I am sure that you have many great memories! Love to all. Len and Bernadette Mintenko
So sorry to hear about Doris. I will miss her smiles and kindness. She was a special lady. I will miss her.
Thinking of all of you at this time. You were blessed to have Doris in your lives. Such a lovely woman.
I am so sorry for the families loss. Doris was an amazing woman. Not enough words to describe the woman she was. This is a great loss to everyone who knew her. My deepest prayers to the family.
Caittie, I am so sorry to see the passing of your grandmother. I was very blessed to have her apart of my childhood. She was always so sweet and accepting of your friends. Treated us all like family. Sending you all love.