Dorothy R. LACEY

(Bobbi)

It is with much sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Wife and Grandmother after a long illness. Bobbi passed away peacefully on May 9, 2012 at Cascade Hospice.

She leaves behind her best friend and husband of 47 years Graham, son’s Dean (Anita), Ryan (Amber) and daughter Janna (Mark), as well as two grandchildren Dayton and Kayla. She is also survived by her brothers Robert (Monica) and Dale (Lenise) Karr and her Aunt Dorthy Ralston of Abbotsford as well as many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents Edward (Ted) and Roberta (Bertie) Karr and Sister Deborah Alcock.

Bobbi was born in Matsqui, BC on April 13th, 1943. As a young girl she saw a parade in Chilliwack and was fascinated to see the Majorettes with their batons, but she especially loved their tasseled boots. She joined, and went on numerous parades until she grew out of the boots.

In her mid-teens she belonged to the Air Cadets where she logged enough flight time to earn her pilot’s wings, an achievement she was very proud of. After high school Bobbi worked at the Dairy Lou Drive-in, as a car hop, where she met her future husband, who frequented the joint in his ’57 Chevy. At this same time she studied to become a hairdresser before working at the Dainty Lady Salon.

Bobbi married shortly after and enjoyed a full married life with Graham. They were blessed with three wonderful children whom she was proud of all the rest of her life. Bobbi returned to the workforce at the Dairy Queen where she appreciated working with the many faces that passed through the doors.

In later years Bobbi enjoyed travelling with friends and family where she exercised her adventurous spirit from swimming with dolphins in Mexico to exploring Ayers Rock in Australia. She also became interested in learning computer skills which she pursued at ElderCollege. But one of Bobbi’s greatest joys in life was spending time with her grandchildren who enjoyed many giggles and hugs. Bobbi loved water colour painting, gardening, animals (her dogs), cross-stitching and baking, especially her famous homemade pies.

The family would like to express thanks to the nurses and care aides at Chilliwack General Hospital and Cascade Hospice for their compassionate care during this difficult time.

A celebration of Bobbi’s life will be held on May 26, 2012 at 2:00 at Henderson’s Funeral Home with a tea following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cascade Hospice are greatly appreciated.

She was a kind, warm hearted, funny, creative, effervescent soul and although she is no longer with us in body, her spirit lives on in all the hearts she touched.

Online condolences can be left at www.hendersonsfunerals.com