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Doreen West passed away at Thunder Bay Reginal Hospital on Wednesday March 1, 2023 after a short illness. She was 93 years young.

Doreen was a life-long resident of Thunder Bay (both Fort William and Port Arthur). She was a member of the Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary for 60 years. She loved doing petit point, many other crafts, cooking and volunteering at the legion.

Her biggest interest was her granddaughter Brittany Croteau, she loved her above all.

Doreen was predeceased by her husband of 36 years Jim West (2006), her parents Joe Moroni and Katerina Zapatini and her sister Mary Smith. Doreen is lovingly remembered by her daughter Heather Croteau (Thunder Bay), her granddaughter Brittany Croteau (Thunder Bay) and her husband Matt Bergsma (Campbell River, BC), her niece Mary Ellen Esquer and her children Matt, Morgan and Mackenzie (Foutain Valley, Calif).

Doreen will also be missed by her 4-legged grandchildren Peanut, Skye, Megan, Keiran and Vala Croteau. Peanut will especially miss her nanny and being “Up” on her lap.

Doreen is fondly remembered by her friends from the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 5, her niece Sandra Baril (Thunder Bay), Elaine Shouldice and Russ Wanzuk (Murillo) as well as many other cousins (Dryden). Doreen is now reunited with her husband Jim and her beloved dog Bella.

At Doreen’s request, cremation has taken place and a private memorial gathering will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Northern Cardiac Fund at the Thunder Bay Regional Hospital. Condolences and fond memories may be left at

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