PAULINE DOLLEVOET

August 28, 1936 – August 5, 2004

Pauline, beloved wife of Martin Dollevoet, passed away at Hospice House in Vernon, and went to be with the Sacred Heart on August 5, 2004, at the age of 67 years. Besides her loving husband, Pauline is survived by her children: Susan (Rod) Friesen of Vernon, Clemont (Marianne) Dollevoet of Oyama, Janice (Richard) Hanson of Kelowna, and David (Monika) Dollevoet of Vernon. Also left with precious memories are her treasured grandchildren: Steven Lang, Matthew Lang, Avalon Friesen, Megan and Jason Dollevoet. Pauline is also survived by a brother and sister; Rosalind (Linda) McAllister and Walter Doll of Fairview, Alta.; four sisters in law and one brother in law: Irvin McAllister and Phyllis Doll of Fairview, Ann Doll of Canmore, Helen Doll of Fernie, B.C., and Elizabeth Doll of Sydney, B.C., as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline was predeceased by her parent, Liberatus and Irma Doll, and three brothers: Paul, Bruno and Hugh. Pauline was born in Fairview, Alta., and attended school in Friedenstal and finished her education at Fairview Community College. She was first employed at the Community College and then went to work at Fairview Hospital. In 1957 she married Martin Dollevoet. They made their home in Grimshaw, where they started their business “Grimshaw Dairy Ltd.” and their four children were born and raised. In 1978 the family moved to Vernon, where Pauline and Martin enjoyed a long and productive retirement in their new community. Pauline’s lifelong interest was gardening. She loved working outdoors beautifying the yards at her various homes throughout the course of the years. In the earlier years she entered many flower competitions where many, many red ribbons were won. Even at the end she received formal recognition from her neighbors acknowledging gratitude and thanks for her commitment in making their strata community a more beautiful place to live. Her life was a testimony of her love for her God and for her family. She was a loving and generous woman, whose joy was in thinking about making celebrations and happy times for her family. She strove for perfection in all she undertook, and left a “good footprint” for her children to follow. A faithful mother, grandmother and wife; she will be missed by all.

The family wish to thank Drs. Huang, Cawkell, D. Smith and Hardy as well as the community care nurses Trudi, Barb and Della. Thank you also to neighbors Mark and Barb Phillips. Thanks for the special support given by friends Maria Erkelans, Bill and Coby Hamstra and Gidi and Nelly Steenbakkers and to so many others who showed her their kindness and respect. Our gratitude for the compassionate care given by Hospice House nurses, care-aides, and volunteers, and a special mention to Father Domingo Cedo of Our Lady of the Valley Church. Prayers will be recited at Our Lady on Monday, August 9, at 7:00 P.M., and Funeral Mass will be celebrated there on Tuesday, August 10, at 10:00 A.M., with Father Cedo as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Nicholas’ Catholic Cemetery in Coldstream. Flowers are gratefully declined. Friends wishing to do so may make a donation in memory of Pauline to Hospice House, 3506 – 27 Ave., Vernon, V1T 1S4. Arrangements are in the care of Vernon Funeral Home. 542-0155.