It is with great sadness that the Hama family announces the sudden passing of Eleanor (Dodie) Hama on March 2, 2013 following a battle with cancer. With her family around her at her bedside, she went peacefully to be with the Lord after returning home to Williams Lake following a month stay at the Royal Inland Hospital in Kamloops.
Dodie lived in Williams Lake for 38 years working in various capacities and during the last few years spent time working as an educational assistant at Maranatha Christian School. She loved working with children, particularly those with special needs. She will be greatly missed by many friends and colleagues in the community.
She is survived by her husband, Patrick Hama, and their three sons Bradley (Lei), Matthew, and Timothy (Justine). Also by her sisters Shirley (Jim) Willems of Williams Lake, Trisha (John) Doerksen of Chilliwack and Jacquie (Gerry) Kornelson of Armstrong. She leaves behind many relatives who have been very special to her. She is predeceased by her son Daniel Seiji and parents, Henry and Kay Voth of Abbotsford.
A Memorial Service is planned to celebrate her life. The service will be held Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 2:00 pm in Williams Lake at Cariboo Bethel Church, 833 Western Avenue.
Donations may be made in Dodie’s name to the Maranatha Christian School Special Needs Education Program.
The family would like to express their utmost gratitude to everyone for the amazing love, prayers and support during this exceedingly difficult time. They would also like to convey their appreciation to the hospital and medical staff at Cariboo Memorial and Royal Inland for their dedicated work and compassion during her time there.
LaPrairie’s Funeral Services entrusted with arrangements. 250-398-9100