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Thelma Dowle

January 5, 1928 - April 11, 2010


On Sunday April 11, 2010, Mrs. Thelma Jean Dowle of Oliver passed away peacefully at McKinney Place ECU at the age of 82 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Howard Dowle; her mother and father; great-grandchild Tianna and her sisters Irene and Joan.
Thelma will be fondly remembered by her loving family including daughters Donna, Linda, Susan and Barbara; many dear grandchildren; great-grandchildren; step-children & grandchildren ; her brother Wayne (Kathy) Westlund; many nieces & nephews and her loving partner Dave.
Thelma loved to travel and enjoyed many memorable trips. These included trips to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon.
Over the years Thelma worked many secretary jobs around BC and Alberta. Thelma was very active in her communities. She was a member of the Elks (Royal Purple in her early life), the Red Hat club, Legion and a proud member of the AA organization for 35 years which she received a proud recognition from family and friends. No job was too great to handle for Thelma.
She didn’t need to belong to any one church to believe in her God.
Thelma loved to paint and was referred to as an artist. She leaves behind many hanging pictures. She also enjoyed knitting, sewing and renewing refurbished stylish clothing.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday April 22, 2010 at the Oliver Legion Hall. An urn interment & committal will follow in the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception at the Oliver Legion Hall will follow the interment.
Donations are gratefully accepted to a charity of one’s choice.
Condolences may be directed to the family by visiting
Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos, BC.


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From: Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff

Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Betty-Jo Hetherington
Relation: as a friend

I met Thelma when my mother was in Mckinney Place. Thelma always was dressed like a lady who was going somewhere, always had a kind word and would ask how my mom was doing. When mom passed away Christmas day, I kept visiting and would see Thelma and she always had a smile and enjoyed the visits. I am so sorry to hear of her passing and will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with Dave and the family. Betty-Jo Hetherington

From: Yvonne Crothers & Gord Morrison
Relation: Long-time friend

I first knew Thelma and Howard in Edmonton in the late 70’s. “Always a lady” in appearance and deportment, Thelma always treated others as she liked to be treated herself. After Thel and Howard moved to Oliver, we missed them terribly, but maintained a close relationship via correspondence, and visits. Thelma was always a sincere friend to me and never judged my misdemeanors, just encouraged me to carry on with progress. I loved that lady, and offer our sincere condolences to Dave and all of her family. Sincerely, Yvonne & Gord

From: Dorothy Hinsley
Relation: Friend

Thelma was indeed a fine lady not only in appearance but manner. She had a beautiful spirit and soul…our friendship was for a short time while sisters in the Red Hats . I know I was most fortunate to have known her.Thank you Thelma for the many good memories you have left with me. My thoughts and prays go to the family and friends who will sorely miss this fine Lady and friend…. Dorothy

From: Colleen and LarryChilcott
Relation: The Fellowship

We are both going tomiss Thelma although we have not seen her toooften since leaving the south okanagan..We will remember her generous sharing of her experience, strength and hope and her example of living in the solution . Many good memories of her and Howard are in our hearts.Colleen and Larry

From: Susan Freeman
Relation: Daughter

It is almost Mothers day this one is going to be the hardest, i miss you so much. With all my love, Susie

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
April 22, 2010
Beginning at 2:00pm

Royal Canadian Legion Branch #97 Upper Hall
36217 - 97th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

A memorial service will be officiated by Legion Padre Ray Turner at 2:00 P.M. in the upper hall of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #97, Oliver, BC. Urn interment & committal will follow in the Oliver Municipal Cemetery. A reception back at the Legion hall will follow the interment.

36217 - 97th Street
Oliver, BC Canada V0H 1T0

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