Marguerite DOLLIS

Dollis, Marguerite Emma (Brown)

October 28, 1922 – December 15, 2014


We are sad to announce that Mom passed away peacefully, aged 92, at Fraser Hope Lodge, feisty and stubborn to the end. She was born in Yorkton, SK, the only daughter of Warren and Petra (Lee) Brown. Predeceased by her husband Bill; son Barry; brothers Vincent, Clifford and Clarence. She is survived by her daughters Wendy (Dean), Cindy (Craig); grandchildren Michelle, Indra and Lauren; and brother, Fred of St. Paul, MN. A cancer survivor, fanatic Vancouver Canucks fan, excellent knitter, quilter and seamstress, she could can anything she could fit in a Mason jar. She grew the most amazing rose and dahlia gardens. Mom lived a long and interesting life. As a young woman she worked in Saskatoon, Winnipeg, Alberta and the Yukon, where in 1948 she cooked for 63 men in a construction camp. Once she married, the travelling continued, living in various communities throughout BC as dad worked on road construction; finally settling down in Hope.

Marge was a member of the Hope Ladies Curling Club, Hope Ladies Golf Club, Fraser Canyon Ladies Hospital Auxiliary, and the Royal Canadian Legion. She was a well-known waitress at The Rupert Taylor, Ryan’s Restaurant, and the Gateway Restaurant.

A memorial service for Marge and Barry will be announced in the new year.