Friday, December 9, 2022
December 9, 2022

Ursula Gertrude DYSON (Paulmann)


June 1, 1926 – May 5, 2016

URSULA DYSON (nee PAULMANN), 89, passed away peacefully in Chilliwack, BC on May 5, 2016. “Ushi” was born in Hannover, Germany and immigrated to Canada with her husband, Otto Holdack and children, Peter and Barbel (Brook), in 1952. They originally settled in Pioneer, BC, before moving to Vancouver in 1955. Ursula worked at the White Lunch and West Coast Woolen Mills before owning and operating a boarding house in Vancouver. An accomplished business woman during her working career, Ursula purchased a motel/camp in the Fraser Canyon, a motel in the Okanagan, and with her second husband, James (Jim) Sinclair, an RV Campground/Trailer Park in the Okanagan.

In 1977 they retired to Salt Spring Island. Tragically, Jim died that same year. Ursula lived and worked on SSI for more than a decade before moving to Chilliwack to enjoy her grandchildren. She married Spencer (Don) Dyson, and over the last 26 years enjoyed RVing and winters in southern USA. She loved animals, gardening and landscaping, cooking, knitting and travelling.

Ursula Dyson is lovingly remembered by her husband, Spencer, son, Peter (Angela, Ex-Celine), and daughter, Brook (partner, Diane), grandchildren Bonnie (Luke), Curtis and Steven, and great grandchildren, Hudson and Owen.

A memorial service will be held when family and friends can gather. Memorial donations may be made to SSI SPCA.

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