WEBB, Dorothy Lillian (nee Hill) passed away peacefully, with her family by her side at the Berwick Seniors Residence in Kamloops, BC on Wednesday, December 7th at the age of 94.
Dorothy was born in Edmonton Alberta on February 2, 1922. When Dorothy was an infant the family moved to Naniamo where she lived until she met and married Norman Webb in 1941. Because Norm was in the army they subsequently moved across Canada to Halifax. The army life required a number of moves across the country so when Norm was busy with the war effort Dorothy moved home once again to Naniamo to be close to her family, for the birth of her first son, Derek. Following the war Norm attended university to become a teacher and his first placement took them to Lake Cowichan where they remained for 20 years. Dorothy was a stay at home mom and was kept busy raising her four sons. Douglas, David and Donald were all born at the Duncan Hospital six years apart. In 1967 the family moved to Clinton and remained there for 2 years. In 1969 Norm moved the family to Golden when he took a principals position in the high school. Dorothy had many interests throughout the years. She loved music and played the violin and piano, she liked the theatre and the operas and traveled to Calgary and Banff may times with friends for concerts. She loved to sing and participated in the community choir. Dorothy remained in Golden until 2013, at which time she moved to Kamloops, to live in the Berwick Seniors Residence and be closer to her son Douglas and his family.
Dorothy was a very special person; she learned to downhill ski at the age of 60 and skied with her grandchildren in the early years of Whitetooth. She hiked up the Hoo Doos with all the grandchildren in tow when she was 70 and did her first sailing adventure when she was 93. The grandchildren loved their vacation time with her, trips to Banff, Lake Louise and Radium Hot Springs were favourites to do year after year.
Dorothy was a great cook, her Easter buns, blackberry pudding and turkey casserole will never be matched. She could knit, crochet, and sew; the whole family benefited with from her skills. She easily could remake an old coat into a stylish coat and trousers for one of her little boys. The grand children always had warm sweaters and blankets knitted just for them.
Dorothy was predeceased by husband Norman,son Derek and brother Robert Hill
She will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her children; Douglas and Judy (Martins) Webb of Kamloops, David and Beth (Douglas) Webb of Golden, Donald Webb of Kelowna, and Armanda Amaro of Osoyoos. Grandchildren: Matthew Webb, Jeffery Webb, Megan vanDiemen, Allison Raher, Patrick Webb, Brendon Goebel, Jeremy Webb and Carley Webb.
Greatgrand children: Braeden Webb, Luke Webb, Dylan Webb and Benjamin Raher.
She is survived by her Sister Beverly Smith of Ladner, BC.
A celebration of life will be held in March 2017 (exact date to be determined) in Kamloops at the Berwick Seniors Residence.