Dorothy Lily Eccleston

Dorothy Lily Eccleston, nee Wilkinson, born 23 August 1923 in Stoke-on-Trent, England passed away peacefully 17 December 2015 at Shuswap Lake General Hospital. 

Mom grew up in England where she met and married Eric Eccleston and they had two daughters, Yvonne and Joan (dec. 1951).  They immigrated to Canada in 1952 and resided in Vancouver where their third daughter, Deborah Ann was born.  Mom worked at various jobs including housekeeping at Vancouver General Hospital and waitressing.  Mom and Dad retired in 1988 and moved to Oliver, B.C. where they spent their retirement and enjoyed several cruises.  In 2008 after her husband of 62 years passed away, Mom moved up to Salmon Arm, B.C. to be with her daughter, Yvonne.  After 2 years Mom moved into Picadilly Terrace Retirement Home where she enjoyed the company of many friends and bingo on Thursday nights.  Mom is survived by her sister, Joan Leonard of England; sister-in-law Doris Booth of Toronto; daughters Yvonne Eccleston of Salmon Arm and Deborah Ann Haddow of Victoria, B.C.; 4 grandchildren, Jennifer, Ross, Rudy and April; 5 great-grandchildren, Nickolas, Shanti, Oliver, Douglas and Carter.

Thanks to Dr. Welder, nurses Rose, Connie, Jackie, Janine, Vicki, Tammy & Terry and Community Nurses Jolene & Marie.

No service as requested. 

Donations to Shuswap Hospital Auxillary in lieu of flowers.

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