Doris “Dodie” Bernice Froese died Jan. 28, 2010. She was born Nov. 25, 1923 in Chilliwack, B.C. Dodie accepted Jesus as Lord when she was a young woman. She brought up her children to follow God and prayed daily for her children and grandchildren. She had a love of nature and was an avid gardener. Her eye for colour extended from gardening to painting. She was a gifted artist. After her first husband, Lloyd Chadsey, died in 1995, Dodie met Abe Froese. They spent 14 years together, enjoying many trips. One of Dodie’s favourite pastimes was to take a drive with Abe on little-known backroads to their favourite coffeeshops. Predeceased by Lloyd, 4 siblings; Dodie is mourned by Abe; children Sue (Ron) Janzen, Kim (Linda) Chadsey; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; step-daughters Peggy Gustafson, Tammy Froese; step-grandchildren; 2 sisters. The celebration of life was Feb. 2 at Central Heights Church.
Karla is a writer for Mennonite World Conference who lives in Winnipeg.