It is with great sadness that the family of Muriel Dodds mourns her passing at 100 years of age.
Having lived a century, Muriel experienced the world’s many cycles and revolutions of change. She was born in Red Deer, grew up in Edmonton and graduated from Victoria High School and Alberta College. During the peak of the 1930’s Depression, Muriel won a coveted position as secretary because of her beautiful penmanship. During and after World War II, she worked as a bank teller for National Trust and TD Bank in Vancouver and Edmonton. In 1952, she married Murray Dodds and had a son and daughter.
Muriel was a passionate gardener and created gorgeous flower arrangements she generously gave to many people in need. She loved golf, classical music, and travel with her husband. An awesome cook and baker, she prepared the most mouthwatering meals, cookies and pies. She volunteered her time with many organizations including United Church Women, their Flower Group, Toastmasters and Women’s Canadian Club of Edmonton. She enjoyed and loved her cherished friends over many years. Stylishly well-dressed, Muriel delighted in beautiful clothes. Muriel was a beautiful person who always looked for the good in others. She was a kind, thoughtful and generous person who will be lovingly remembered by her son Murray; daughter Carol and her husband Tim; her grandchildren: Shannon and Patrick; cousin Yvonne Adam and many friends.
A Celebration of Muriel’s life will be held on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 3:00 PM, Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209-123 Street Edmonton, Alberta. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Muriel’s name to Robertson-Wesley United Church, United Church Women. Heartfelt thanks also to the staff at Dr. Gerald Zetter Care Center for their care and kindness shown to Muriel during her stay there.