August 29, 1922 – June 28, 2020
Ella Dubois passed away peacefully at Cowichan District Hospital, in Duncan at the age of 97. Dolly is predeceased by husband, Oliver Dubois; brothers: Richard Wisbul, Frank Findlay (Gayle), James Findlay, and nephew, Richard Findlay.
She will be lovingly remembered by daughters: Kerry Lee (late Garnet), Kathleen Mouat (Gerald); grandchildren: Kelly McCandless (Toni), Rhonda Lee (Mike Lander) and Sandra Lee (Dylan Hodge); greatgrandchildren: Jorden and Sheldon McCandless and Poppy Lander-Lee: nephew, Daniel Findlay and niece, Roxanne Doll; as well as many great-nephews and nieces. She will also be missed by her dear friends: Sandy LeBlanc and Terry Lewchuk.
Ella was born in Lac du Bonnet, MB. She moved to the lower mainland, BC in early childhood. She worked in a paper factory and helped raise her 3 brothers. In her early 20’s, she was married and widowed, then in 1947, married George McKinnon and lived many places on the BC coast.
Ella was a skilled seamstress, worked as a secretary and dental assistant. From 1964, she lived in Duncan with husband Oliver Dubois. They enjoyed travelling the world, wintering in Tucson AZ, and visiting their many coastal summer retreats. Ella was a great support in her husband’s business ventures.
She was widowed in 1994, continued to travel with friends, and worked several summers at Kerry’s farm on Salt Spring Island. Ella enjoyed exercise groups, mystery tours, and playing cards. She eventually retired to Wedgwood House where she enjoyed the company of her peers and visits from friends and family. She will be missed.
A service will not be held. Interment of her cremated remains will be held at Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens in Cedar, BC.
Condolences may be offered online at www.sandsduncan.ca
Miss Me But Let Me Go
When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I hope you will realize my pain at last is free.
Miss me a little – but not too long
And not with your head bowed low. Remember the love that we once shared.
Miss me – but let me go.
For this is a journey that we all must take
And each must go alone.
It’s all a part of a master plan, a step on the road to home.
When you are lonely and sick at heart,
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows In doing good deeds. Miss me – but let me go.