P. Doreen Cox (nee Lucking)


On July 26, 2020 after a courageous battle with lung cancer, Doreen passed away peacefully with her husband holding her hand, at the age of 76.

She will be lovingly remembered by her beloved partner and husband of 56 years, Clayton. She will also be sadly missed by her four children: David (Barb), Brian (Donna), Robert (Kristy), and Cindy (Guy).  She had 9 grandchildren: Summer, Allison, Jayden, Payten, Kelsey, Adam, Sydney, Rylan, and Wyatt. She is also leaving 5 siblings, Kathy, Ellen (George), Charlie (Debbie), Dorothy (Greg), Shelley, numerous nieces and nephews, one aunt and one uncle.  She was predeceased by her parents Dorothy and Freeman Lucking, her sister Eileen May and brother in law Al.

Doreen was born on February 8, 1944 in Dauphin, Manitoba.  She was raised and went to school in Carman, Manitoba.  After school she went to Winnipeg and worked for MTS for 3.5 years.  During her career in Winnipeg, she continued to come back home on weekends.  She attended many dances including the 4-40 dances in Roseisle.  This is where she met the love of her life in 1962.

It was because of this meeting that she decided to move out to Miami and work at the Consumers Co-op as a bookkeeper.  She then married her love, Clayton Cox, on March 28, 1964.

They moved out to the family farm located at SW 36-4-7 and it was then they began their family of four.  

She loved her sports.  Her favourites were curling, baseball, bowling, golf and fishing.  She also adored dancing and playing cards with her friends.  

She was an avid volunteer in the community and surrounding areas.  She was a part of many clubs and organizations.  To name a few she was on the Community Hall board, the curling club, beef club, the Ag. Society, the MAAS board, MGW Horse Racing board, Weed Control Board, she started Junior baseball for girls, coached curling, and much more.

She was a city girl turned country.  She loved all aspects of farm life, but her favourite part was her cattle.  The local vets always said she should have become a vet herself.

In 1999, she and Dad sold their beautiful farm and moved into their brand new home in Miami.

After 11 years living there, they decided to sell and move to Morden, Manitoba up to present.

She and dad spent 19 years wintering in Osoyoos, BC.  Ten of those years were spent as Walnut Beach Resort Ambassadors.  Their job was to keep the snowbirds busy for the winter.  Activities, tours, games, etc were planned.  After nine years she and dad retired from this as it had gotten to be an 8 to 10 job.  They got to meet hundreds of wonderful people who still keep in contact. It was when she was diagnosed with cancer that they decided to end their travels out west.  

There was a private service held on July 28th at the Miami Cemetery.  

Doreen asked that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Boundary Trails Cancer Care, Box 2000 Station Main, Winkler, MB., R6W 1H8

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Doyles Funeral Home
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