RALSTON, Illa Dorothy (nee Case)
Passed away peacefully at Abbotsford Regional Hospital on April 22, 2015 with her sons Bruce and Wayne Ralston by her side.
Illa Dorothy Case was born on December 31, 1916 in Clayburn, BC. Her parents were John and Mary Case of Clayburn. She and Howard moved with their 3 sons to Penticton in 1957 when Howard was transferred to the Elmer Cannery in Penticton, BC. They returned to live their retirement years in Abbotsford in 1981 to be near family and friends.
Dorothy had many hobbies, she was an avid gardener and accomplished card player. She had a very adventurous spirit and loved to travel to see her sons in Edmonton, AB and Golden, BC. In 2014 she was awarded with an Abbotsford Pioneer Award.
She is survived by her sons, Lee Ralston, St. Albert, SK, Wayne Ralston, Edmonton, AB, and Bruce Ralston, Keremeos, BC. She leaves behind two grandchildren, Matthew Ralston, Toronto, ON, Roxanne Ralston, Port Alberni, BC and a great granddaughter Jamie Lucus. She is pre-deceased by her husband Robert Howard Ralston and son Michael Ralston.
A small Celebration of Life was held in the hall of Almanda Court in Abbotsford, BC on April 26, 2015 and was attended by about 70 family and friends.
The family would like to thank the staff of nurses at Abbotsford Regional Hospital for their kindness and compassion. A very heartfelt special thanks and gratitude to her friends Jean, Vera, Coral and Tilda for all their assistance and guidance during this difficult time.