On December 4, 2010, our beloved mother and grandmother, Mamie Dillabough, 81, of Quesnel, B.C. passed away in Vancouver following a month long illness. She was surrounded by loved ones when she slipped peacefully away.
Left to mourn her loss are her son, Darl Dillabough, (Loisanne) of Bracebridge, her daughters Darlene Gobbi (Ronald) of Quesnel, Patrica Dillabough, (Osama) of Burnaby. She leaves her loving grandchildren, Jamie (Shane) Follas, Matthew and Emma Dillabough, Bryan Gobbi, Maiesha and Luii Abdelmoula, as well as her great-grandchildren, Ella and Tate Follas. Mamie was a cherished Aunt to many nieces and nephews in both Ontario and B.C. and a friend to many.
She was predeceased by her husband, Alvin in 1999, brothers Elwood, Wright, Orlin and Peggy Stewart (Wilson). She moved to Quesnel in 2007 to be near her B.C. family.
To all who knew her, Mamie was a kind and gentle person with a wonderful sense of humour. She loved a good card game, her beloved Blue Jays, her church and above all, her friends and family. She was renowned as a cook and hostess and was never happier than when she had a table full of guests. Caring for others was her greatest pleasure. All of us who experienced her loving care will miss her more than words can say.
A celebration of Mamie’s life will take place on January 22, 2011, in the United Church Hall in Quesnel, B.C. from
1-3 pm. Her ashes will be laid to rest in June in Ontario beside her husband, Alvin.
The family would like to thank her doctors and nurses in Quesnel and St. Pauls’s ICU for her excellent care and kindness.
Donations can be made to St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver or Carlow United Church in Boulter, Ontario.
“Nothing is so strong as gentleness”