Gwendoline Doris Pyle SCHWEITZBERG

On April 27, 2015, Doris passed away peacefully in her sleep at the age of 97 years.

She was born Gwendoline Doris Temple on November 8, 1917 in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, the second daughter of the late Leah Ellen and James Edward Temple. Doris was the beloved wife of the late David Ironside Pyle for 60 years. The two of them loved to snowshoe, hike, canoe, camp and garden together. Doris was blessed with good health her entire life and at the age of 50, got her drivers licence when she enthusiastically took up golf.

Retiring to Cranbrook, BC, Doris and Dave enjoyed a wonderful friendship with John and Sally Flowers. When Dave passed, Doris moved to the Churchill Retirement Residence, Edmonton, where she met her second husband, the late Clifford Schweitzberg. Both in their 80’s, they enjoyed seven years together, dancing, travelling and watching old movies.

Doris will be greatly missed by her children, Joanne (Larry) Pollock, Shirley Al (Jon Warland) and Bill (Anita) Pyle; her grandchildren, Stacey (Graham) Drexel and Jeff (Michelle) Pollock and her great-grandchildren, Mathew, Christina and Addison. Doris was predeceased by her two husbands, her grandson, Joey Reader; her parents; her siblings, Ruth Renton, Barry Temple and Grace Gorrie.

The family would like to thank the staff at Laurier House Lynnwood for taking such good care of Doris these past five months, especially her “girls.”

At Doris’s request, there will be no funeral. A private family gathering will be held at a future date to celebrate Doris’s well lived life. She was loved.

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