Haviland, Doris Adele “Dell”

HAVILAND, DORIS WApril 20, 1933 – September 15, 2013
at the age of 80 years

Celebration of  life:  Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Ave. NE,  2:00 pm,  Saturday September 21.

Dell Haviland passed away Sept 15, 2013.  She was born Apr. 20, 1933 to George and Grace Hohn in Dryden, Ontario.  She took nursing training after high school and returned to Dryden where she met and married Bill.  They had 2 children, Janis and Jim.  Bill’s career took them to South Carolina, back to Dryden, on to Vancouver and then Prince George where they spent from 1966 until 1996 when they moved to Salmon Arm. In 1966 Dell was diagnosed with MS which brought many challenges but did not dampen her humor and enthusiasm for life. With early retirement in 1983 they became snow birds enjoying 21 winters in Arizona. In 2006 Dell moved into a care home where she continued to add her humor and mischief to staff and residents.  Dell will be greatly missed by her husband, 2 children and their spouses, 4 grand children and their spouses, 4 great grandchildren, sisters and brother, many nieces and nephews and countless friends.

Celebration of her life will be held at Shuswap Community Church, 3151 6th Ave. NE at 2:00 pm on Saturday September 21.

Donations in memoriam will be accepted to the Baptist Missionary Society of Latin America through the Shuswap Community Church.



  1. My Mom, Mabel de Veer, was a resident at Picadilly Care in November 2011 and passed away in December 2011. While she was in Dell’s ward she was well looked after by Dell, welcomed to the table at meals and very befriended. We thought it was wonderful of Dell to be so friendly to a new resident. Thank you so much for a wonderful person, who made others very happy inspite of her own illness.

  2. Bill, I am so sorry this has happened. I have never met Adele or any of your family but I know you a little and have always liked you as a person living at McIntosh Grove and serving on its council. I had been away for a few days and missed the funeral. All the best, Bill.

  3. Dear Bill and family:
    Barbara and I extend our deepest condolences upon Dell’s passing and we apologize for
    being unable to attend her Celebration of Life. Unfortunately we had a long standing
    commitment on Saturday.
    A chronic illness is a formidable test of a relationship and both you and Dell showed how that test could be weathered. Her sense of humour and your devoted care giving were
    examples for us all.
    All best wishes to you and your extended family.
    The Kilbys

  4. So glad I came to the funeral it was a wonderful tribute to your mom who was a strong and courageous women. The speeches were wonderful and she will be well pleased with the loving words and how you appreciated her humour in spite of her long suffering. I have such a respect for you Dad ,how he took care of her it was a long and winding road for him also. She was happy and proud of her family who are all accomplished and responsible people which says volumes for your mom and dad. God bless you in your grief she will forever be in you heart. Marlene Loring

  5. Neil & Jan, we are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you.

  6. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Bill, Janis and Jim and your families at this time of sorrow. Dell was one amazing lady and showed us all how to live life to the full. She lived with grace and joy. She will be missed by all.

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