Dorothy Ella Jackson passed away suddenly in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, on the afternoon of Wednesday, November 25, 2015 at the age of 88 years.
A celebration of life service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home on Tuesday afternoon, December 1st at 1 p.m. with Jack Bowers the funeral celebrant. Tributes were shared by Jim Holloway, and Alan Syme followed with an open Mic.
Born in Kinistino, Saskatchewan on September 27, 1927, moving to Salmon Arm with her parents and siblings in 1942. Dorothy is well remembered, and respected, for her dedication to her children, grandchildren and the community. She was an extremely hard worker, always available to jump in when needed, including the Women’s Institute, fall fair, and countless sports events with the family. She was gifted with energy and strength to make sure the farm was kept in top shape, including her open door policy for any stray boys needing a hot meal. She had a passion for all sports, but is well remembered for following closely with the Blue Jays and the Vancouver Canucks.
Predeceased by her parents, Charlie and Millie Jewell, sister, Mary Riddle, brothers, Bill and Roy Jewell, and grandson, Derek Bostock.
She leaves her loving and dedicated family, son, Allan (Andrea) Jackson, daughters, Audrey (Art) Vanderhoek, Carrie (Keith) Bostock, all of Salmon Arm, and Dawna Jackson (Rob) of Revelstoke; 12 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren; sisters, Marina Reynolds of Salmon Arm, Margery Syme of Kamloops, Jean Smith of Winfield; and her brother, Glen Jewell of Enderby.
On line condolences may be sent to Dorothy’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the annual Derek Bostock Memorial Award presented at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. Cheque to Thompson River University Foundation, 900 McGill Road, Kamloops, BC V2C OC8, C/O Derek Bostock Memorial Award.
Funeral arrangements were in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.
Online condolences may be sent through Dorothy’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com