Dorothy Matilda Powell


Dorothy Matilda Powell died peacefully at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital after a brief illness of pneumonia on Sunday, January 14, 2007. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Ralph Ernest, son George Powell and great grandson Wyatt Pullan. She is survived by son Arthur (Lorraine) Powell, daughter Marilyn (Bill) Pullan, twelve grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. At age 94, Dorothy lived her life in Swalwill, Alberta, Calgary, England, Edmonton, North Vancouver and Armstrong. She was one of the first women in Western Canada to become a pharmacist. In Armstrong Dorothy was an enthusiastic bridge player and hosted a bridge game in her home a few days before she died.

Over the years she was very active in her community in numerous organization such as the Rebekah Lodge, lawn bowling, Women’s Institute, IPE, whist, Tia Chi, environmental concerns and the United Church Women. It was her family and friends, however, which meant everything to her. Life is suffering and life is enjoyment, and her family believes she experienced a lot more enjoyment than suffering. A Celebration of Life will be held at Zion United Church, Armstrong, on Friday, January 19, 2007, at 1:00 p.m. Louise Burton officiating. Cremation. Inurnment in family plot of Armstrong Spallumcheen Cemetery. Arrangements in the care of Personal Alternative Funeral Services, Armstrong, 546-7237.

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