Delores Dwolinsky (Starrie)
May 16, 1931 – June 15, 2019
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother at the age of 88. Mom passed away peacefully in the care of Ty Watson House with her son Bill by her side.
Mom was predeceased by her parents Art and Grace Starrie, her husband Bill (Popsea) and brother Art Starrie. She will be greatly missed by her 4 children - Linda (Grant), Bill (Mary), Gary, Larry (Kris), her sister Louise Marsh, 8 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Mom was born and raised in Port Alberni. She won the soap box derby at 14 years old, as the only girl entered. She worked at the Plywoods, Home Store, Woodward’s and the Curling Rink.
Mom and Dad’s happy place was their float cabin on Flemming Island, where they shared many fun times with family and friends. Mom was known for her fishing skills and awesome seafood chowder. Mom volunteered a lot in the Valley and was proudest of teaching Special Olympic and Jr. Curling for 10 years with her friend Donna. They then taught line-dancing, even taking a trip to China and dancing on the Great Wall.
For peace of mind Mom joined Taoist Tai Chi and knit many beautiful socks for family and friends.
The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Wendy Johnsen, Wonder Nurse Colleen, and all the home care and hospice workers. Thank You to Ty Watson House, your home and staff are amazing.
There will be a Celebration of Life Tea, July 14th from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Char’s Landing – 4815 Argyle Street, Port Alberni. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Ty Watson House Society – 2649 – 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni, BC V9Y 1Z8
TY Watson House
2649 - 2nd Avenue, Port Alberni BC V9Y 1Z8