Born in Michel, B.C., Dee lived her entire life in Kimberley. In her early working life, she was a telephone operator when the telephone office was located on Wallinger Avenue. This was followed by a long career in both the physiotherapy and Xray departments of the Kimberley Hospital. Dee and her husband Harold were early members of the Kimberley Ski Club and both took their turn in operating the rope tow on North Star Mountain so that their entire family could ski.
After her retirement and the death of Harold, she developed a passion for gardening and took great pride in her back yard in which she clocked countless hours. Mom was known well for her skills in the kitchen and at Christmas, her extended family were the happy beneficiaries of her many hours spent lovingly preparing our Christmas treats.
Mom was pre-deceased by her parents Dick and Lydia-Anne Jones, her husband Harold and her Grandsons Anton and Rian. Those left to mourn her passing are daughters Deidre Heller (Wes), Judi McIntosh (Dirk), and son Loni Leinweber (Vern), Grandsons Dr. Nicholas Leinweber (Myla) and Cody McIntosh (Jess) and Tyler Leinweber and special nieces Vivian Moe and Kathy Clarke and nephew Chris Sorensen.
At Mom’s request, there will be no service. She will at some point this summer join Harold, in the Rocky Mountains were they spent so much time together.
Dee’s family would like to thank and acknowledge the kindness and caring of the staff and Dr. DuPreez of the Kimberley Medical Clinic, the staff of Shoppers Drugs at the clinic, the staff of Gardenview Lodge and the staff of The Pines.
Any donations in memory of Dee, the family requests be made to The Pines Special Care Home in Kimberley.