C. Dorothy Dodds

C. Dorothy Dodds

Born January 14, 1919 on Salt Spring Island, passed peacefully with her family at her side on November 18, 2013.

Beloved daughter of the late Michael and Carrie Gyves of the pioneer Gyves’ family of Burgoyne Valley.

Dorothy was predeceased by her loving husband Robert Erskine Dodds (ret’d R.C.M.P) on November 30, 2000 and by her eldest daughter Marie (Dance) (Win) Skretka (Ed), of Kamloops, BC.

She is survived by and her sons, Robert J. M. Dodds (Joyce) and Mark L. Dodds (Jan); and her daughters Donna M. Dodds, Valerie Gustafson (Al), and Lynn Koett (Gary); numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren, nephews, nieces and her sister Phyllis Russell, Metchosin, BC

Dorothy raised her family of six, loved them dearly and all their children and her great grandchildren. She was active in Parent Teacher Association; her church through C.W.L. and in the Women’s Institute over the years, and the Salt Spring Historical Society. Dorothy was her husband Robert’s ‘second man’ in his long-term service in the R.C.M.P., Marine Division.

Flowers gratefully declined. Donations for those so inclined to the Lady Minto Hospital Foundation, gratefully appreciated.

Special thanks to Dr. David Woodley for all his excellent care these past 18 years. Thanks to ambulance attendants, staff of Lady Minto, Meals-on-Wheels, Thrifty’s Sendial and home care providers, especially Kathy Dryden.

Funeral Mass will be held at Our Lady of Grace Church (R.C.), 135 Drake Road, Ganges, B.C. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 2:30pm with tea reception following downstairs in the hall.

Forever missed and deeply loved.

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