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Obituary - Doris Napora

Doris Napora

1924 - 2018

Cook Southland Funeral Chapel - Napora(2018)

Doris Napora, beloved wife of the late Joseph Napora, passed away peacefully at the Meadowlands Senior’s Village on Friday, November 9, 2018, at the age of 94 years. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Anastasia Prokopetz; step-father, John Tomek; brothers, Bill and George Prokopetz; sisters, Mary Kozmech, Lena Krepakevich, Olga Kindrat, Edna Kripps and Anne Yuzik, 1st husband, Fred Adam; 2nd husband, Joseph Napora as well as her grandson-in-law, Kevin Naismith.

Left to mourn Doris’ passing are her daughters, Sonia (Brian) Heal of Raymore, SK., and Darlene (Leigh) Skinner of Medicine Hat; grandchildren, Ken (Carmen) Heal of Saskatoon, Kevin Heal of Calgary, Shannon Skinner of Toronto, Belinda Naismith of Moose Jaw, Tara (Jerry) Mojelski of Sundre and Stewart (Sue) Skinner of Airdrie; great-grandchildren, Kieran, Jaden and Tristan Heal of Saskatoon, Adam (Kailin) Naismith of Eatonia, SK, Arina Naismith and Halsey Naismith of Moose Jaw, Justin (Monika) Mojelski of Calgary, Jordan Mojelski of Calgary, Catherine Turner of Calgary and Andrew Turner of Airdrie; great-great-grandchildren, Noah Kanigan of Moose Jaw and Xavier Mojelski of Calgary; sisters, Helen Bodnaryk of Melville and Pauline Bodnarek of Saskatoon; sister-in-law, Mary Prokopetz of Canora, SK as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Doris was born on August 8, 1924, on the family farm near Donwell, SK and was one of ten children. She married Fred Adam on October 22, 1944. Due to a farming accident that left Fred a paraplegic, they moved to Yorkton along with their two daughters where Doris became the bread winner through keeping boarders and working at various jobs. After Fred passed away on March 26, 1965, Doris continued to work until she retired from The Bay. Later she met Joseph Napora and they were married on October 23, 1967. Her joys in life were gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, cross stitching and her grandchildren. Doris and Joe had the grandchildren over for sleep overs every chance possible. She constantly spoiled them with love, attention and treats.

Doris sold her Yorkton home and moved to Medicine Hat in 2007 to be closer to family. She resided at the Meadowland’s Senior Village the entire time where she took in every activity and outing possible.

In honour of Doris’ wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial service celebrating her life will be held in Yorkton at a later date to be determined.

If friends desire, donations may be made to the Canadian Cancer Society, 200 - 325 Manning Road S.E., Calgary, Alberta, T2E 2P5 or to the charity of your choice.


  1. Maryanne and Vic Klymyshyn:
    Nov 12, 2018 at 09:37 AM

    Darlene and Sonia

    I was saddened to hear that Auntie Doris passed away. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families.
    May she rest in peace.


  2. Georgie Morrison:
    Nov 12, 2018 at 03:52 PM

    Deepest sympathy to all of the family on the loss of your mom. Thinking of you and remembering her fondly

  3. Ivy Bilokrely:
    Nov 13, 2018 at 03:44 PM

    Our deepest condolences to you and your families. We have fond memories of her. From Barry and Ivy

  4. Dave & Lynn Wrishko:
    Nov 14, 2018 at 09:38 AM

    Deepest sympathy to all your family! Thoughts and prayers are with you!

  5. Allan & Gloria Yuzik:
    Nov 15, 2018 at 12:00 AM

    Darlene and Sonia
    Our deepest sympathy to you and all your families
    Allan & Gloria

  6. Donna and Clarence Machinski:
    Nov 17, 2018 at 09:16 PM

    Sonia and Darlene,
    We were very saddened to hear of your mom’s passing. We remember her as a sweet and wonderful lady, so nice to visit with and very easy to talk to. May all your warm memories of her carry you through this difficult time.

  7. Dana-Mae:
    Nov 18, 2018 at 01:29 PM

    Condolences to you and your family!💔
    I am saddened to hear of your loss!! thoughts and prayers are with with you and your family 💔

  8. Garry and Marion Fletcher and Family:
    Nov 29, 2018 at 06:15 PM

    Dear Darlene, Leigh and family; Sorry to read of your mother's passing. You were blessed to have her with you so long. Thus brings back memories of your Dad as well. Hope you are all getting through this as best you can.

  9. Doris Napora:
    Dec 03, 2018 at 12:23 PM

    Darlene and Sonia

    Sorry to learn of your Moms' passing . She was a beautiful person and we enjoyed our visits with her. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. May she rest in peace.

    Violet and Leo Avram, Regina

  10. Doris Napora:
    Dec 03, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Darlene and Sonia

    Sorry to learn of your Moms' passing . She was a beautiful person and we enjoyed our visits with her. Our deepest sympathy to you and your families. May she rest in peace.

    Violet and Leo Avram, Regina

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