Adaline (Dolly) Wurm

In loving memory

Adaline (Dolly) Wurm nee: Douglas

March 6, 1920– November 24, 2008

Adaline (Dolly) Wurm, a longtime resident of Clearwater, died peacefully at Dr. Helmcken Memorial Hospital.

Dolly was predeceased by her son Eldon (Doolie), daughter Florence Ritchie, son Ernest (Nooks), son-in-law Merl Ritchie, grandson Kelly, sister Irene Jorden, brother Don Douglas and grandson Gaylen.

Surviving members: sons Leonard (Heather) and Larry (Shelley), daughters Letta Mae (Larry) and Debbie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, some great-great-grandchildren and numerous nephew and nieces.

Also left to mourn is her sister Bonnie Messenger of Thorhild, Alta., brother Elwood of Salmon Arm.

Born on her grandparents homestead, near Edberg, Alta., with the help of a midwife her mom and dad then moved to their own homestead near Evansburg. Dolly had fond memories of the farm, especially helping her dad who called her his “right hand man”. At Xmas time they would get a special treat- BC apples in a wooden box and hear stories about how nice BC was, thinking she would never get to see it.

Finally, in 1943 she was on the train with Doolie and Florence, headed for BC, excited to be finally leaving Alberta’s 60 below weather! Her husband, Albert worked for Swanson Lumber Co. in Clearwater. Dolly was a hard worker and devoted her life to the care of her children.

Her involvement in the community was a member of the Royal Purple for a number of years, she opened the first ski shop in Clearwater and managed the Star Lake Fishing camp for a couple of summers. Dolly enjoyed the family gatherings and the fishing derbies at Star Lake. She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed.

No service by request , family will have a private service.


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