DES ROCHERS, Ellen Marie (Dolly)
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1950 - 2013
"To know her was to love her"
Dolly passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, February 16, 2013. Dolly will be lovingly remembered by her husband Fred of 42+ years; sons Michael and Ryan; daughters-in-law Kelly and Tara; her grandchildren Dylan, Tyler, Brody and Chloe (known as Nanny); sister Barb Muller; brother-in-law Harry; nephews Steve (Sandy), Brad and niece Tracy; her loving companions Maddie, Freckles and the raptors at OWL. Predeceased by her parents Mike and Edith Davis; in-laws Josie and D'Arcy Des Rochers. Dolly was born in Vancouver, graduated from Gladstone Secondary and entered the work force as a seamstress/quilter for Smith Watson Textiles. After having raised her two sons, Dolly went back to work in sales starting with Tupperware then Hershey Canada and for the last 17 years in travel, which best suited her infectious personality. Dolly and Fred raised their sons in Richmond and Dolly was involved in all aspects of her boys' lives. She was a team Mom, Division Manager, VP of Richmond Minor Hockey and Secretary of PCAHA. She lived life to its fullest, always smiling, caring and making the world a better place. Her dedication and passion for life earned her the Ethel Tibbits Award - Richmond Woman of the Year (Sports) in 1998. During her time as a volunteer for RMHA she was awarded numerous Association awards, including "Life Membership." Words cannot describe the importance of this lady to her family, friends and community. She was nurturing, passionate and funny, but mostly she provided us with love and compassion for each other. A service will be held Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 2:00 p.m. at First Memorial Fraser Height Chapel, 14835 Fraser Hwy, Surrey, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dolly's name can be made to Orphaned Wildlife, (OWL) or a charity of your choice.
"LOVE YA MA/NAN!"
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2013