Helen Robertson “Bobbi” Dodge

February 8, 1924 – September 7, 2018
Bobbi, whose heart never left Nakusp, passed away peacefully in Maple Ridge Friday Sept. 7 at the age of 94.

Born and raised in Vancouver Bobbi began dancing at an early age with Mary Isdale Dance, played side drum in the Vancouver Ladies Pipe Band, graduated from Kitsilano High School and joined the Canadian Bank of Commerce, where she met her beloved husband Ted, marrying in 1947. Ted and Bobbi and their three children moved with the bank to Grand Forks, then Greenwood, and then to Nakusp from 1958 to 1966. Nakusp captured their hearts and they returned in 1976. Together they built

their dream log home, where her heart remained, even as she moved to assisted living, then into long term care in Maple Ridge, closer to family.

Bobbi was a career fulltime mom and community volunteer, but did a stint as a medical receptionist in Merritt before joining the bank again in Victoria and ending her working days as a teller for CIBC in Nakusp. She dipped her feet into politics, serving a term as an Alderwoman in Nakusp.

Bobbi was known for her many creative talents including pottery, card making, and painting. She was often called upon for a Scottish Sword Dance on Robbie Burns night and led the Nakusp Seniors Line Dancers into her 80’s. She was active with the Hospital Auxiliary, helping stage floor shows in the 1960’s, then manning the gift shop for many years when they retired to Nakusp. She never shied from a fashion statement and her earing collection was nothing short of eclectic, as were her hats.

Predeceased by her loving husband, Ted, in 2011, Bobbi is survived by her children Bill (Bonnie, Bellingham, WA), Rob (Grace, Nanaimo, BC), and Sue (David, Maple Ridge, BC), grandchildren Ian, Lindsay, Katie, Matt, Alan, Janelle and great grandchildren, Rowan, Amelia, Gwyn and Natalie.

Rest Eternal, Mom, your “worry list” is blank at last.

A memorial tea to honour Bobbi and her beloved Ted is planned for Sunday, October 7 from 1-3 pm at the Nakusp Seniors Centre.


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