Stubbs, Dorothy Isabelle
11 Sept 1905 – 17 Feb 2003
Recipient of the Freedom of the City of Courtenay (1993) and the Order of British Columbia (1996), passed away peacefully in the Extended Care Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital, in Comox, on 17 February 2003.
Born in Selkirk, Manitoba 11 September 1905, Isabelle came with her family to Courtenay in 1922. Beloved wife of the late G. William “Bill” Stubbs. Loving mother of Vega Mary (Garth) Montreal, George William “Bill” (Elaine) Delta, BC, and Dorothy Jean “Lolly” (Gene) Cedar, B.C.
Devoted and inspirational grandmother of Elizabeth Anne Bray (Peter) Singapore, Garth William Bray (Kathryn) London, U.K., Jeffrey Robert Bray (Monica) Staten Island, N.Y., Caroline Vega Bray (Nick) Albany, Georgia, and Catherine Isabelle Bray (Nick), Ottawa, Ontario, Jill Louise Stubbs (Mike) Surrey, B.C., William Mark Stubbs (Yumi) Delta, BC and Sandra Jane Stubbs (Stephen) Annapolis, MD. James Lochlan “Jim” McQuarrie (Nancy) Tsawwassen, B.C., Jennifer McQuarrie (Greg) Spanaway, Wash., and Karen McQuarrie (Tony) Nanaimo, BC. “Grandma—Grandme” Stubbs will also be remembered by her eighteen great grandchildren in various parts of the world – Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and Singapore.
Isabelle is survived by one sister, Catherine May Stewart “Babe” in Vancouver. She was predeceased by a sister Annalice Lindsay, Abbotsford, B.C. and a brother Lawrence Moncrieff, Comox, BC and her parents.
During the last three years of Isabelle’s life, as she fiercely fought the increasing lack of her independence, her daily life was greatly enhanced by the loving, caring friendship of her devoted private caregiver, Carol Telford. The family is extremely indebted to Carol for her love, understanding and companionship and especially the advocacy she displayed on Mom’s behalf.
The wonderful staff of Ocean View Extended Care, took a personal interest in Mom’s comfort during the last weeks so that she remained comfortable and free of pain. We thank the staff and the army of volunteers who generously donated their time to brighten the lives of the residents.
A Memorial Service will be held Friday 21 February at 2:30 p.m. in St. George’s United Church with Rev. Ray Brandon officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service. Friends and family are invited to share in this thanksgiving Celebration for the life of Isabelle Stubbs. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so wish, donations to a foundation or charity of your choice would be appreciated.