Dorothy Jean Dahms of Rimbey, Alberta passed away at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre ~ Area Three on Thursday, May 5, 2016, one day before her 88th birthday.
Dorothy was born in Rimbey, and was the first-born child of Ted and Hattie Pimm of the Gimlet District. She was united in marriage to Raymond Dahms, and together they raised their family and farmed in the Leedale area for many years. In 1969, Dorothy and Raymond sold the farm and relocated to Rimbey. Dorothy waitressed in many places, including in Edson, and she also cooked for Hopkins Construction for several years. Former crew members still remark today on her awesome cooking! Dorothy served on the Leedale Hall Board, the Leedale Ladies Club, and was an active member of the Leedale Curling Club. Her house was always the hub of activity, and her coffee pot was always on. Dorothy’s home was open to anyone who needed help, and she was well-known for her kindness and generosity.
Dorothy will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by her sons, Calvin Dahms; and Allen (Laine) Dahms; and her daughter, Linda (Charlie) Gordon; as well as numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren; in addition to other family members and many dear friends. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Raymond; partner, Vern; her daughter, Barb; daughters-in-law, Linda and Raye; grandsons, Lee and Colin; her brother, Art; and two sisters, Donna and Caroline.
A Public Memorial Service in Celebration of Dorothy’s Life was held at the Rimbey United Church, Rimbey on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. with the Reverend Deborah Laing officiating. A Private Family Interment took place at 10:30 a.m. in the Mount Auburn Cemetery, Rimbey. If friends desire, memorial tributes in Dorothy’s Memory may be made directly to Long Term Care at the Rimbey Hospital and Care Centre – Administration, Box 440, Rimbey, Alberta T0C 2J0. Condolences to the Dahms Family may also be expressed by e-mail to:
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