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Arlene Docking

Image by Nick Andréka


March 19, 1941 - January 30, 2024

It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Arlene Mary Elizabeth Docking, our loving Mom on Tuesday January 30, 2024 at Riverview Health Centre. After a short struggle with cancer, she passed away peacefully with her kids by her side. She was 82 years old. 

Cherishing her memory is sons Greg (Pamela) Docking, Todd (Tik) Docking and daughter Stephanie (Jack) Hess. Also, to mourn her passing is brothers George (Bev) Abey, Brian Abey, and sister Judy (Bob) Lahouda, brother in-law Wayne (Michelle) Docking, sister’s in-law Ede Docking, Hazel Dal Bello, Joyce Holman, Doreen Docking and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband Clair Docking, her parents Ewart and Jean Abey, sisters Shirley Dunn and most recent Alice Tompkins.

Arlene was born March 19, 1941, in Brandon MB. She was raised on the family homestead farm near Chater MB. She attended school in Douglas and Chater MB. As a young girl she enjoyed playing baseball and curling.  It was a blind date where she met the love of her life wearing a white sport coat. Arlene and Clair married on May 20, 1961. In Winnipeg they started their family. The family moved to Montreal and Toronto before returning to Winnipeg. Over the years while raising their children, together Mom and Dad enjoyed bike rides, walks, playing of tennis and rounds of golf. She had many office positions before retiring with her husband.

Arlene was her kids’ biggest fan, supporting them in numerous sports. Her days were full of her working and attending to sports events for the kids. On many occasions, she had to clean up dinner late into an evening after returning home from the events and getting kids to bed. Only to start it all over again the next day. She made so many special lifelong relationships during that time. Her love of watching sports continued through until the end.

Arlene had so many special memories traveling with the family. Travelling to places like Augusta GA for the Masters golf tournament, California, Florida, and Hawaii. She travelled to Europe and Asia, including taking a boat cruise. Family camping in a 1976 GMC van that she and Clair made into a camper.

Arlene enjoyed sharing time with family, grand doggies, and friends in the sunroom with a glass of wine. We are going to missing sharing with you mom. We love you so much.

Our family wishes to extend special thanks to the doctors and nurses at Riverview Health Center. Donations in Arlene’s memory may be made to Riverview Health Center, One Morley Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3L2P4.

Graveside service for Arlene will be arranged at Chater cemetery at a later date.

Arlene's family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by watching the photo-biography above. Please, also consider sharing your own photos, memories, and stories by making use of the comment section on this page.


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