She had acquired pneumonia, during radiation treatments, and as per her wishes, as the agony increased she refused the treatments being given to her. I was the last family member to see her alive, I had left the hospital at 10pm, lights out time; she was peaceful, but breathing rapidly and laboriously, which was probably putting great strain on her heart.
27 September 1938 Kidderminster, England - 30 October 2015 Port Moody, B.C.
She was orphaned, when young, with two other siblings Marie Bernadette Duggan, and Kevin Clarke; they will carry on life with the memory of Dora.
She married Andrew Erskine-Shaw, and had me, and then Nicholas "Nick". Sadly Andrew was killed in a car accident, which left Dora with two young boys to take care of; later she re-married to Brian Williams, they had two children, Jenny Williams, who died at age three of a faulty heart, and David who lives in the Slocan Valley.
Last October she moved into an apartment, and she was complaining then of a problem with her hip, it took numerous visits to the doctors, and the hospital, and numerous miss-diagnosis before she was diagnosed with kidney cancer, which had migrated to her hip. Her hip was rebuilt, and one kidney was removed, and further tests were done, culminating with the cancer being found in other parts of her body, and so a week of intensive radiation was prescribed, with more than a month of chemotherapy. Sadly the stress of all the radiation, and chemo lowered her resistance, and she caught pneumonia, which was not picked up by the medical staff in a timely manner, until we had to call an ambulance, when she was taken to Eagle Ridge Hospital, where the diagnosis of pneumonia was given, she rallied for a while, but lost her will to live a few days prior to her demise, just so much drugs, and poking, and prodding, and pain to deal with.
So hopefully she is at peace, and with her daughter Jenny, and her first husband, and true love Andrew.
Rest in Peace MOM