It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Margaret Emily Dodds-Parsons, in the
presence of family at Vernon Hospice House on October 14, 2008. Mom was born in Vancouver, B.C. on
December 16th, 1911 to her parents, George Greenwood, who was born in 1855 in Fort Victoria, Victoria,
B.C. and Emily Healy Greenwood, born in Yorkshire, England.
She was predeceased by her loving husband, “Scotty” Dodds of 58 years in 1988 and her second husband,
Ray Parsons of 6 years in 2003; half sister, Eva Fridell and sister, Everil Blair; brothers: Russell, Frank, Bob,
Bill, Stan, Norm and Sid; son, Wally and great-grandson, Caleb.
Left to mourn are daughter Agnes (Arnold) of Lillooet and sons, Bob (Vickie) and Don (Carol) of Vernon;
eleven grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, stepdaughter, Donna (Cec) Eaton; stepsons, Bruce
(Laurel) Parsons, Doug (Evelyn) Wakefi eld, Bob (Mona) Wakefi eld and John Wakefi eld.
In her younger years, Margaret was active in sports. Her girls’ baseball team won a silver medal. She
was proud of the medal that was presented to her by the Vancouver School Board for eight years of
perfect attendance. While residing in Armstrong where she and Dad ran Dodds Furniture Store, she
found time to paint, take riding lessons, was a Cub Scout Akela and volunteered at Kindale School
in Armstrong. Mom loved life. She was a superb homemaker. She loved cooking, sewing, painting,
fi shing, trap shooting, gardening, traveling and antique collecting. Among her favourite pastimes
throughout the many different homes that she and Dad owned in Vancouver, White Rock, Vernon
and Armstrong was her ability to decorate. She always made anything that she touched turn into a
beautiful and inviting surrounding. Along her long journey in life she made many good friends and
she was never alone. For many years Mom spent her winter months in Hawaii and Palm Springs. She
was a past member of Rebekah Lodge in Armstrong and the last remaining charter member of
Zarah Temple, Shelomi Club #9 Vernon, and Daughters of the Nile. Dad’s favourite
quote to Mom was “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
“Mother, you will be forever beautiful
and a joy in our hearts.”
The Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, October 20th,
2008 in the Chapel of Pleasant Valley Funeral Home with The Reverend Rita
Harrison offi ciating. A reception will follow in the Pleasant Valley Tea Room.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home
250 542 4333