Doreen Hovde

Doreen Eleanor Hovde

1931 - 2023

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Obituary of Doreen Eleanor Hovde

Doreen Eleanor Hovde

(October 21, 1931 - November 12, 2023)


Doreen (Hirsch) Hovde was born on October 21, 1931 in Galahad, AB and was the youngest of eleven children. She passed away peacefully on November 12, 2023.

Doreen met Arnold Hovde while playing baseball. They married on November 15, 1952, and raised their family of four kids at the Hovde family farm northeast of Camrose. Doreen and Arnold farmed together until his passing in 1996. She then moved into Camrose in 1997 for her retirement years.

Doreen was well-known as an excellent cook. She had a dry but goofy sense of humor. Doreen loved to laugh and giggle and have others do the same. 

Faith and family were a cornerstone to Doreen’s life. The Hovde’s involvement in their church community was important and through this her faith grew throughout her life.

Above all, Doreen was proud of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. They all meant more to her than anything.

Left to cherish Doreen’s memory are her daughter Laurel (George) Matchullis; sons Rodger (Tannis), David (Lynn), and Douglas (Jane); grandchildren Nancy (Clint), Jennifer (Mathew), Jarod (Hannah), Ty, Christina (Michael), Colton (Shaina), Nikayla (Kory) and Kaylynn; nine special great-grandchildren; as well as her sister Jane Watson; brother George Roberts; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her parents Fred and Christina; step-mother Mae; brothers Levi Lippert, Alphonse Lippert, Alex Hirsch, Henry Hirsch, Ben Hirsch and Fred Hirsch; and sisters Florence Lange, Geraldine Kelly, and Andreena Robinson.

She will be greatly missed.


A Funeral Service was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2023 from the CityLights Church, 4920 48 Street Camrose officiated George Matchullis. A graveside committal was held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at Camrose Valleyview Cemetery. The service was livestreamed and can be viewed at the following link: CityLights Church A recording will be accessible a few days following the service.

If family and friends so desire, memorial contributions in Doreen's memory may be made to Heart & Stroke Foundation.


Funeral Service

11:00 am
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
CityLights Church
4920 48 Street
Camrose, Alberta, Canada