Dolan May Chaddock

Nov. 30, 1925 – Sept. 23, 2016

Dolan gently passed away, a week after suffering a stroke, just two months before her 91st birthday.

She is survived by Levi (Jack) Marsh her spouse of 41 years; beloved children, Terry (Lynne) Chaddock of Scottsdale AZ, Bonnie (Robert) Feindel of Dartmouth NS, Ken (Maureen) Chaddock of Whistler BC, and Suzanne Chaddock of Parksville BC; her treasured grandchildren, Coleen Burr (Christopher), Susan Ferguson (Corey), Shannon Guest (Matthew), Benjamin Chaddock, Darren Chaddock, Eden Sallenbach, Chad Sallenbach, Morgan Chaddock; precious great grandchildren, Justin, Mitchell, Matthew, Rachael, Grace, Claire, Emma, Briana, Leah, Megan; siblings, Ralph Simpson of Whitehorse YT, Shirley Whitehouse, of White Rock BC, and Wayne (Kathryn) Simpson of Sequim WA. Dolan was predeceased by siblings, William (Bill) Simpson, Harold Simpson, Carmen Lester; granddaughter, Kim Zadnik; and Morgan Chaddock (former spouse and father of her four children).

Born and raised in Antigonish NS, Dolan later worked in Halifax where she met and married Morgan in September of 1945.  Being a Military family, they moved several times, living in Halifax, NS, Whitehorse, Yukon, Kingston, Ontario, back to Swift River, Yukon and then to Watson Lake where they stayed until 1972.  Dolan worked for the Department of Public Works, and later, the Town of Watson Lake. Morgan and Dolan co-owned the Pioneer Theatre and ran this family business for many years. Dolan often reminisced about these years in the Yukon, were the best years of her life.  

Dolan relocated to Vancouver in 1972, working for City Hall, then settled in Parksville area with her present spouse, Jack (Levi) Marsh from 1977-2016. She helped Jack manage his Fishing Business, and volunteered at the SOS Thrift Shop.   She loved her home in Parksville; their door was always open to family and friends for visits and a fun game of Cribbage. She created beautiful needlepoints, enjoyed yard sales, sale racks, and traveling to visit family and friends across Canada and the United States. And her trip of a lifetime with Suzanne in 1983 travelling to Australia, New Zealand, Cook Islands, and Fuji. 

Dolan always looked for the good in everyone and everything and never failed to say ‘I Love You’ with big hugs to follow. Mom was our Rock and the Glue that held our family together. Our hearts are heavy, but our spirits are strong – we learned this from Mom!

A special mention of dear friends, Reine, Rose Anna and Barb…and Dolan’s numerous other friends … please know that we appreciate each and every one of you for the love and friendship you have shared with our Mom over the years.  

We are sincerely grateful to the staff of Qualicum Gardens for their gentle approach while caring for our Mom.  She often shared how much she appreciated this.

A Memorial Service and a Celebration of Dolan’s life will be held at

2:00 pm on Monday October 3, 2016 at Yates Funeral Service,

1000 Allsbrook Road in Parksville, BC. A Reception will follow.

Flowers are gratefully declined by the family. Those wishing to honour Dolan’s memory may do so by making a donation in her name to their favourite charity.

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