Dolores passed away peacefully at Quesnel Hospice on October 14, 2012 with family at her side. She showed tremendous courage, grace and dignity while battling cancer for three months, treasuring her time with family and friends in the sunshine and comfort of her final home.
Dolores lived in Quesnel for most of her life and was very involved in the community through her employment, volunteer services and roles as a mother and grandmother. In her early years Dolores worked at Weldwood of Canada. In 1982 Dolores went to work at Shoppers Drug Mart and continued there for 28 years until she retired as a shipper receiver in 2010.
Dolores lived her life caring for her family and friends, while also touching many lives through her dedication to the Royal Canadian Legion and their many volunteer services.
She was a proud member of Legion Branch 94 for 42 years and served tirelessly on the executive of the Ladies Auxiliary for many years in many capacities. Dolores lovingly referred to this group of ladies as “the sisterhood” and she enjoyed the many hours she devoted, whether it was selling poppies, serving pancake breakfasts or catering weddings and teas.
Dolores is survived by her two sons Allan and Gary (Debbie), her parents, John and Julia Mueller, brothers Marvin (Fab), Floyd (Ursula) and Barry (Charla), sisters Maureen (Rick) Cody, Brenda and Sandra (Bob) Damon. She also leaves behind grand-children, Ryan, Kayla, Veronica, Andrea and Kevin and step-grandchildren James and Kyle as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Dolores was predeceased by her husband Wilfred. She also leaves behind step-son Leigh and his extended family.
Dolores will be greatly missed by her family and many friends. A celebration of her life was held on Friday, October 19 at Quesnel Legion Hall. Special thanks to the Ladies Auxiliary, Cpt. Stefan Van Schaick and Cpt. Laura Schaick, and Ann McKay.
Donations in Dolores’s name may be made to the Legion Ladies Auxiliary Branch 94, the Salvation Army Church or the Canadian Cancer Society.
We wish to extend our thanks to the wonderful staff at Quesnel Hospice who looked after Dolores with such compassion for her final two months. You truly are angels!
The family would like to thank all their friends and relatives for their kindness and support during this difficult time. We take comfort knowing that Dolores is now at peace and no longer in pain. “God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.”