Helen Dodgson passed away at the Elk Valley Hospital in Fernie on Wednesday, November 26th supported lovingly by family, friends and caregivers during the last days of her life. Helen was born in Wiexham, Wales on July 9, 1954; the younger of 2 daughters for parents Eric and Ann, and sister to Pamela.
Following her high school graduation, Helen worked at the Midland Bank in Wiexham and the Manweb Electricity Board in Chester, England before immigrating to Canada in 1979. After settling in Fernie, she began working for the Ministry of Highways where she remained for 30 years, leaving due to illness in 2012.
Helen was a big fan of football. She was a dedicated member of the Royal Canadian Legion #36 Ladies Auxiliary for 28 years. She enjoyed helping with various events and being a member of the Legion. Helen especially looked forward to meeting friends on a Saturday for the meat draw and playing Keno. She also enjoyed darts and bowling, but the thing she loved most was spending time with her family.
Helen was predeceased by her parents, Ann and Eric Dodgson. She will be dearly missed by her sister Pam and her brother-in-law John; two nephews: Andrew with his children Evan and Alec, and Ian and his wife Shari with their children Nicole and Emily, and cousins and friends in Wales as well as many wonderful neighbors and friends in Canada.
The Memorial Service was held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Monday, December 1st. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the ALS Society of BC or to the Canadian Diabetes Association.
Memories & condolences shared at www.cherishedmemoriesfs.com. Arrangements entrusted to Cherished Memories Funeral Services Ltd.