GEHLEN, Dolores Minnie

Dolores passed away peacefully on Monday, March 5th, 2012 in Vernon Jubilee Hospital at the age of 74 years.

She is survived by two sons: Calvin (Leanne) of Richmond, and Bruce of Kelowna; four grandchildren: Kira, Aubrey, Jesse, and Jeremy; one brother, Harold (Pam) Rich of Nelson; cousins, Joan Romaniuk of Kelowna, and Pat Jones of Penticton; numerous nieces, nephews, and many dear friends.

Dolly was a woman of nearly boundless kindness. She also had strength and resolve to deal with any hardships life brought her way. She spent her childhood in Nelson and she eventually moved to the Vancouver area where she raised her family. In 1992, she and her husband moved to Vernon where they would retire. Here, she became the “mother hen” of the neighborhood and formed strong bonds with friends, neighbours and her church. Faith was an important part of Dolly’s life and she was happy to be a part of her church family.

The Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, March 14th, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. in First Baptist Church, 1406-32nd Avenue with Pastor Dan Watt officiating. A reception will follow in the church. Private family interment 11:00 a.m. in Coldstream Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those friends wishing to make memorial contributions in memory of Dolores may do so to the BC Cancer Foundation, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3.

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