Alice Cynthia Dabb (nee Goodall) died peacefully in her sleep on Friday, December 8, 2017.
Cynthia was the first of four children born to Wilfred and Edith Goodall in Newton, England. Cynthia and her family emigrated to Canada in 1928 and homesteaded in B.C.’s Elk Valley in the East Kootenays near where is now Sparwood.
She married Sydney Weaver (deceased 1943) in 1934 and had four children: daughters Joan (Bill), Irene (Don), Beverly and son Leslie (Sallie) who are all surviving. After Sydney’s death, Cynthia moved with her children to Ladysmith where she met and married Owen William Dabb (deceased 2000) in 1945.
They are survived by their children Peter (Janis), Peggy (Christopher), Muriel (Ken), and Norman (Bev), 17 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 7 great great grandchildren. Cynthia was predeceased by her brother, Derek Goodall, sisters Esme Lowe and Muriel Lomas and grandchild, Jefferey Collings.
Cynthia led a very busy and eventful life joining and working for many community organizations. She was a founding member and treasurer of the Club 44, a 30 year member of Laurel Rebecca Lodge #9 where she held all chairs, including that of Noble Grand, and was a member of the Rebecca Assembly. She was a long-time member of St. John’s Anglican Church where she served in the choir, Altar Guild and Ladies Auxiliary.
Cynthia was a 15 year member of Branch 171 Royal Canadian Legion Ladies Auxiliary and served as secretary. She also assisted her husband in his role as Civil Defence Coordinator for Ladysmith.
Cynthia was well known for her beautiful sewing, handiwork and flowers – winning numerous prizes at the Ladysmith Fall Fairs. She enjoyed and loved her extensive family, was an ardent gardener, bridge player and golfer.
Cynthia’s family would like to give special thanks to Robb Armson and the very caring staff at the Lodge on 4th for their exceptional, compassionate and empathetic care of Mom over the past 4 years. Thank you all so much!
A celebration of her long and good life will be held a Ladysmith United Church on Friday, December 15th at 2:00 P.M. followed by internment in Ladysmith Cemetery and a reception in the Church hall.
Arrangements by Telford’s Mid-Island Memorial Services.
Mom requested no flowers, but would be pleased if you were to make a donation to your favourite charity instead.