We at the Canadian Kennel Club are deeply saddened by the recent passing of Doreen Nevraumont.
As a CKC member for 48 years, Doreen gave back to the Club, serving as a CKC Board Director for Manitoba from 1985 – 1999. Doreen was also a past Chair of the CKC Conformation Council and the CKC Breed Standards Committee.
A passionate breeder, Doreen raised and showed Smooth Fox Terriers for approximately 35 years under the prefix “WishBone” and was very much involved in the former Smooth Fox Terrier Club of Canada.
Doreen was also a pioneer of the Red River Terrier Association, joining in 1969, and throughout her time was president for four terms and secretary at other times. No matter her position, Doreen was essential to the smooth running of the Annual specialty. The Red River Terrier Association remembers Doreen as a wonderful mentor and a great “terrier-woman”.
Doreen was an incredible advocate as reflected in her work as a member of The Standing Committee on Agriculture in 1996, when she helped design Manitoba’s Animal Care Act. She was also a contributor to the University of Saskatchewan’s Companion Animal Health Fund and founded the canine tattoo registry in Manitoba for lost and stolen dogs.
Doreen’s tremendous contributions to the CKC and the purebred world will always be remembered and she will be missed terribly. Our thoughts are with Doreen’s family and friends at this difficult time.