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British Expat Grandmother’s Tragic Loss Sends Shockwaves Through Costa del Sol: A Glamorous Life Remembered!

October 16, 2023
British Expat Grandmother's Tragic Loss Sends Shockwaves Through Costa del Sol: A Glamorous Life Remembered! - doreene - Population - British Expat

Loss of a Beloved Expat

Doreene Margaret Van Den Hout, a beloved expat, passed away on Saturday, October 15. Her family described her as a vivacious, determined, and glamorous woman who was truly inspirational. Doreene’s passing has left the world a little less sparkling, according to her family.

Life in Marbella

Doreene had been a resident of Marbella for over two decades, during which she made numerous friends. Her vibrant personality and determination made her a well-known figure in the area.

Memorial Service Announcement

A memorial service for Doreene will be held at Crewe Crematorium on Friday, November 3 at 10am. The service is open to all who knew her and wish to pay their respects.

Celebration of Life

Following the memorial service, mourners are invited to join family and friends at Willington Hall, Tarporley, to celebrate Doreene’s life. The family has requested that those planning to attend inform them in advance to ensure an abundance of champagne to toast Doreene in true style.

A Toast to Doreene

For those unable to attend the service, the family encourages them to raise a glass or two in Doreene’s memory on the day of the service.

Charitable Contributions

Doreene was a long-time volunteer with the charity Cudeca. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to this charity in Doreene’s memory.

Contact Information

For further information or to inform the family of attendance at the celebration of life, they can be reached at

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