DAHLMAN, M. ESTELLE — 1930-2012.
The family of Estelle Dahlman is saddened to announce her passing, in Peace River, Alberta, on June 11, 2012. Estelle was born in Summerland, British Columbia, on September 17, 1930, to Ian Alexander Macdonald and Mabel Grace Shields. She was the eldest of their four children, followed by Gert, Joan and Bob. Her early life was spent in Summerland, where her extended family owned a fruit packing business. To further her education, she ventured to Vancouver in 1949, where she met and married Gordon Gardner in 1951. Estelle and Gordon had four sons: Ian, Gordon, Jim and Bob. They moved to Gordon’s hometown of Creston, B.C. in 1954, where she lived for many years. Her marriage to R. William Dahlman, resulted in her relocating to the community of Rossland, British Columbia, where Bill resided and owned a service station. When Bill died in 2008, Estelle moved from Rossland to Peace River, Alberta, to be with two of her sons (Ian and Gordon) and their families.
Estelle is survived by three of her sons: Ian (Peggy, Peace River), Gordon (Terry, Peace River) and Jim (Connie, Creston) and Bill’s three children: Evelyn Wu, Larry Dahlman and Michaelann Dahlman, as well as two sisters: Gert (Doug Wakefield, New Westminster) and Joan (Bob Gale, Grand Forks), 21 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Bill Dahlman (2008), her father Ian Macdonald (1942), her mother Mabel Shields (1974), her brother Bob, her youngest son Bob Gardner (1990), her stepfather Jim Brown and a grandson Richie.
Estelle and Bill were life members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch #14, in Rossland, B.C. and were active in the community. As Rossland was their home, their cremated remains will be interred there September 7, 2012 at 2 PM.