“Dodie” Eldora Mary Albersworth passed away peacefully, February 8, 2011 at Mountain Lake Seniors Community,
located in Nelson, BC.
Dodie was born to Tom and Christina Hannah at Shaunavon, Sask. on May 21, 1927. She was the youngest of five children, Edith, Vivian, Gordon, Johnny and was the last surviving member of her family. Dodie was raised in a family that cared for each other and that worked together. The Catholic faith was practised in the Hannah household and was with Dodie throughout her life.
Dodie graduated from Estevan Collegiate Institute in 1945. She moved to the Vancouver area after the war and worked as a secretary in a medical office, before marrying Lloyd Albersworth on April 30, 1955. Lloyd was with the Union of Operating Engineers, Local 115 and worked on many construction projects throughout B.C., Alberta and the Yukon during the early years of their marriage. While in Calgary, Dodie had the job of raising their three sons while Lloyd was away working on projects. The family moved to Robson, from Calgary in 1965 and then to Crescent Valley in 1973. They enjoyed entertaining family and friends until Lloyds passing in 2005. Dodie had been diagnosed with Alzheimer disease 2 years previous to Lloyd’s passing.
Dodie moved into assisted living at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in March 2006. As the disease progressed, she moved to Lombardy Cottage into extended care. Dodie never lost her wonderful sense of humor and maintained her social grace. She cared more for others than herself.
Dodie is survived by her sons: John (Faye), Tom (Linda), Rob, including grandchildren Maureen, Katrina, Nicholas, Jaxin and Jozie.
The Albersworth family would like to thank Dr. Janz, Dr. Bridger, Father Jim Ratcliffe, Father Harry Clarke, Sister Margaret, Gail Russel, Katie Weir, Linda Hoskin, Christine Dummer, Joe and Sylvia Irving and the Alzheimer Society of B.C. A very special thanks to all the staff and companions of Dodie’s at Mountain Lake Seniors Community. Your love and care for Dodie is greatly appreciated. The support and visits by Dodies’s friends brought her comfort and happiness.
A funeral mass for Dodie will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 in the Cathedral of Mary Immaculate at 813 Ward Street, Nelson, BC,
Interment of cremains to follow at the Nelson Memorial Cemetery. A reception will be held at 12:00 p.m., in the Activity Room of Mountain Lake Seniors Community. Donations can be made to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. in the
memory of Dodie