Edna Mary Dodgson

Edna Mary Dodgson

Shirley and Dan Romaine of Christina Lake are saddened to announce the death of Shirley’s mom, Edna Mary Dodgson. She passed away on August 15, 2014, at Ivy House, Silver Kettle Village, Grand Forks, at the age of 93. Edna was born in Cumberland, England, on March 8, 1921, to Elizabeth and Thomas Hudson. From 1939 to 1945 she served in the British Army, serving with the Auxiliary Territorial Service in England, Holland and Belgium. She served in Hyde Park during the Battle of Britain.She met her husband, Frank, during the war and they we’re married in 1943. At the end of the war, Frank, who served with the Canadian Forces, was sent back to Canada while Edna had to remain in England, waiting passage to Canada. Her son was born in England and in 1947 she came to Canada as a war bride, with her infant son. The family lived in Rossland for a few years, and her daughter was born there. They relocated to Kinnaird in 1949. Frank passed away in 1981 and Edna continued to live independently until 2007 when she moved to Castlewood Village. Two years ago, failing health necessitated her move into residential care. She lived at Columbia View Lodge, Trail and Hardy View Lodge, Grand Forks, for a short period of time. On the first day it opened she moved to Ivy House, her final home. Edna was active for many years with the Ladies Auxiliary to The Royal Canadian Legion, Castlegar Branch. She was predeceased by her husband, Frank, and her sister, Connie. Surviving is her son, Peter (Norma) Dodgson and grandchildren Diane (Luigi) Pollio and great-grandchildren Jessie and Abigail; Beverly (Brad) Watson and great-granddaughters Brooke and Bailey; Michael Dodgson and great-grandson Wyatt; and Keith (Lourdes) Dodgson and great-granddaughter Olivia. Also surviving is her daughter; Shirley (Dan) Romaine and grandchildren Bryan Romaine; David Romaine (Tinaya Jorgeson) and great-grandchildren Zaylen Frank, Kalimaya and Starlyt; and Heather (Cliff) Acob and great-grandchildren Cameron, Matthew, Renee and Rebecca. There will no service. Edna’s ashes will be reunited with her husband’s in The Royal Canadian Legion ossuary in the Castlegar Cemetery. Sincere thanks to the staff at the four care homes where she resided. Special thanks to the excellent and loving staff at Ivy House. Everyone there treated her like family and we will be forever grateful to them for their outstanding compassion towards Edna.


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