GRACE M DODDS
5 September, 1920 – 17 May, 2021
GRACE MAY DODDS (nee Bromley) With sad hearts the family of Grace May Dodds announce that she went peacefully to meet her Lord on May 17, 2021. Her daughter and granddaughter were at her side. She was 100 years and 8 months old. Grace was born to Eve (Wakeford) and Frank Bromley in Transcona, Manitoba on September 5, 1920. On September 5, 1942, she married the love of her life LAC Vivien [Viv] Dodds. As Viv was in the Royal Canadian Air Force, they had a very interesting life living in communities right from Pat Bay on Vancouver Island and then the Queen Charlotte Islands, Prince Edward Island and many bases and communities across our great land. Grace's life revolved around her husband and family, as well as her passion for music and children. Grace was a wonderful vocalist. She taught music lessons, sang and led many churches and community choirs. She taught preschool in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba and Cold Lake, Alberta. Viv and Grace also provided foster care for several children. She was also active in Girl Guides, bowling and square dancing. Grace enjoyed arts and crafts, including, knitting heavy weight sweaters, a bowling one for Viv, a skating one for Rosemary and one with deer for Garry, all while recovering from a broken wrist. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Vivien Dodds: her parents, Frank and Eve Bromley; three sisters and brothers-in-law; Dorothy (John) Quail, Ivy (Arthur) Beghin, Violet (William) Paulishyn, one brother and sister-in-law, Frank (Lilly) Bromley; and her son-in-law, Ronald Moen. Grace is survived by two children: Rosemary Moen and Garry (Pat Zeeman) Dodds. Five grandchildren: Douglas (Cheri) Moen, Debra (Tyler) Coupland, Rebecca Baerg, Breanne Dodds and Graeme Dodds. Twelve great grandchildren: Erin (Jeff) Klassen, Lauren (Austin) Fisher, Erica (Joseph [Joe]) Morison, Diana (Joel) Bailey, Silas, Caleb, Shelby Coupland, Levi (Shara), Isaiah, Taylor Grace, Jeremiah and Josiah Baerg. Twelve great-great grandchildren: Addison, Nolan, Brodie, Riley, Kara Klassen; Elias, Donald [DJ], Witney Grace Fisher; Oaklee, Joseph Jr. Morrison; Piper and Presley Bailey. Also, many nieces and nephews, and their families. Funeral arrangements for Grace's family are presently being planned.
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GRACE M DODDS
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Jack & Dorothy Quail
20 August 2021
Aunt Grace was always special and whenever we went to Victoria to visit our son we always stopped to see her and Viv. Needless to say we were always welcome and of course had to stay for the feast she would prepare for us. If I was in Vancouver on business I would usually try to visit them either in Victoria or Salt Spring Island. She was always there to make me feel welcome. We will miss her especially her smile and welcome. We were lucky to have them as house guests when they came to Transcona for one of her sisters birthday. Our Granddaughter still has the Disney Mug that they gave her some 25 years ago.