Grace Leona Dodds

We regret to announce the passing of Grace Leona Dodds at the age of 83 years.  Grace was born on Feb. 4, 1931 at Tappen BC.  Grace was the youngest child to Benjamin and Nina Hawley and had seven brothers and six sisters, two of her siblings are still alive. She was raised in Tappen and went to work at Kelowna for a short time before returning to Tappen.  She then worked on a berry farm in Sorrento where she met Harry Dodds and in a short time they were married in 1948.  Harry and Grace lived in Sorrento for about 6 years where they started their family; Earl Robert Dodds May 26, 1949, Elmer Henry Dodds Oct. 30,1950, Denis Harry Dodds, Sept. 21, 1952 and Bejamin James Dodds Nov. 10, 1955. In 1956 they built a house at Salmon Arm West and on Feb 8, 1960 Harriet Grace Dodds was welcomed in to the family.

Grace joined the Women’s Institute and was an active member for the rest of her life. Grace lived a full life; dancing, bowling and bingo are just to name a few of the things she had enjoyed. July 26, 1996 Grace lost her husband of 48 years. She met Ted Attridge and lost Ted to cancer and Grace married Wilfred Rhodes and lost Wilfred Feb. 17, 2014.

A memorial service was held from the chapel of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC on Saturday, October 4th at 3:00 pm. with Jack Bowers officiating.      

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Arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home and Crematorium, Salmon Arm.

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