Dorothy May Sieben

Feb. 19, 1928 – Feb. 15, 2014

We regret to announce the passing of Dorothy May Sieben on February 15, 2014, after a month in Smithers hospital, with her daughters at her side. 

 Dorothy was born in Terrace on February 19, 1928, to Edgar and May Cole, and lived there until her move to Smithers after her beloved husband Greg died in 1995.  She was also predeceased by her loving son Reg and grandson Joey, sister Joyce, and brothers Ron and Edgar. 

 She will be greatly missed by her family, her four devoted daughters, Dorinda Blackstock (Bob), Sandra Harder (Harold), Dorene McIntyre (Craig), Yvonne Wittke (Scott), 14 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.  She was looking forward to her 19th due soon.  She is also survived by her loving sister Shirley Houle, and special niece and nephew Dorothy Kuemper (Ernie) and Eddie Gleason (Rose), and many more extended loving family members.

 Despite loss and sorrows, Dorothy’s great faith in God helped her live life with joy.  She was enthusiastic about everything, whether it was teaching Sunday school, her love of music, gardening, letter writing, reading, playing games or just spending time with family and friends. She lived life with a passion and taught her family to stop and ‘smell the roses’. She had a wonderful sense of humour and enjoyed a good laugh and loved to make others laugh too.  Dorothy was devoted to her family and loved cooking and baking for them, organizing picnics and summer days at the lake, making so many special memories for her grandchildren. They will never forget her and her delicious warm homemade doughnuts. She was thankful for wonderful new friendships in her later years and cherished her lifelong friends, many who still live in Terrace.

 A celebration of her life will be held in Terrace on Sunday, May 18th, at 2:00 pm at the Terrace Pentecostal Church, open to all family and friends with a tea to follow. 

 Special thanks to our sister Yvonne and husband Scott for the wonderful years they gave to mom in Smithers and for the tender care Dr. Kotze and nurses gave mom in her final month in hospital.

 ‘We will enter His gates with thanksgiving and praise’.   Til we meet again, mom.