PATRONS

 

Mrs. Delorme has acted as a patron to 2812 RCACC since 2004.

It is our honour to acknowledge Mrs Dorothy Delorme, Private Jack Delorme, Garrett Delorme and their family for the many years of support.

Thank you.

 

Mrs Dorothy Bonnibel Davis/Delorme

 

Biography

 

  • Born on Sept 15, 1919 in Creelman, Saskatchewan.

  • Oldest child of Lavern and Mary Ellen Davis with three brothers the oldest of which is 10 years younger.

  • Dorothy was raised in Alberta at Camrose, Rodchester, Halfway Lakes ( north east of Edmonton) then Crossfields, and Elnora.

  • She grew up during the depression.

  • Dorothy and Jack were neighbours at Halfway Lakes.

  • After completing grade 12 (senior matrix) Dorothy began her career as a teacher by attending Normal School (University of Alberta).

  • Dorothy’s first posting as a school teacher was in 1941 at Crossfield Alberta where she taught grades 1-9 in a two room schoolhouse.

  • She then proceeded to teach at a number of other small towns and was the principal of a country school just west of Carstairs Alberta.

  • She also worked in the Officer’s Dining Hall at Alberta and gained experience in all culinary technique.

  • After the war, Jack and Dorothy were re-acquainted and began a courtship and were married July 2, 1949.

  • In those days a female teacher who got married was not permitted to teach thereafter, so Dorothy left the teaching profession.

  • Over the next ten years Jack and Dorothy began a family and raised 5 children.

  • Dorothy ran a restaurant in the service station, and at the same time looked after their very young children.

  • In November of 1965 the DeLorme family moved to Coquitlam, and in the fall of 1965 Dorothy began to work outside of the home at Sunset Lodge in Sapraton. She did kitchen work and cooked.

  • She would later cook at Como Lake Hospital and Grandview manor in Burnaby.

  • Dorothy retired in 1979 after many years of faithful service.

  • Jack and Dorothy enjoyed a number of years of retired life, looking after grand children, and taking a few trips to visit relatives in Alberta, until Jack contracted shingles in his legs, leaving him immobile for the rest of his life.

  • Dorothy lovingly took care of Jack for many years with a sacrificial love and never once complained.

  • She would sometimes go for weeks without leaving the house.

  • She is a remarkable woman.

  • Dorothy has always liked to go on rides at the fair or the PNE.

  • She still drives her car to church and for groceries.

 

We have some sad news to share! Our Patron, Mrs. Dorothy Delorme has passed at 101 years old. She will be dearly missed by all at 2812 RCACC. Our love and condolences are extended to the family. Mrs. Delorme has acted as a patron to 2812 RCACC since 2004.

Obituary of Dorothy Bonnibel DeLorme

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Bonnibel DeLorme announce her passing which occurred on Saturday May 29, 2021 at her home in Lethbridge Alberta surrounded by family. She was 101 years of age. Born in Creelman, Saskachewan. She was the daughter of Lavern and Mary Davis.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Nora Crumback of Calgary Ab., Caryn Rush of Grand Prairie Ab., Merna DeLorme of Peachland B.C., Garrett DeLorme of Lethbridge Ab., grand children: Geoff Crumback, Jenna Shank, Jason Crumback, Dylan Rush, Emily Olsen, Andrea Rush, Joey DeLorme, Mitchell DeLorme, Yvette Lowen, Rachel DeLorme, Jocelyn DeLorme, great, grand children: Arlo Crumback, Hildy Olsen, Jonah Olsen, Miles Olsen, Rowen Rush, Peter Lowen, Robert Lowen, and Leah Lowen. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband John (Jack) DeLorme, and son Terryll DeLorme.


Dorothy was born on Sept 15, 1919 in Creelman, Saskatchewan. She was the oldest child of Lavern and Mary Ellen Davis with three brothers the oldest of which was 10 years younger. Dorothy was raised in Alberta at Camrose, Rodchester, Halfway Lakes ( north east of Edmonton) then Crossfields, and Elnora. She grew up during the depression. Dorothy and Jack were neighbours at Halfway Lakes. After completing grade 12 (senior matrix) Dorothy began her career as a teacher by attending Normal School (University of Alberta). Dorothy’s first posting as a school teacher was in 1941 at Crossfield Alberta where she taught grades 1-9 in a two room schoolhouse. She then proceeded to teach at a number of other small towns and was the principal of a country school west of Carstairs Alberta. She also worked in the Officer’s Dining Hall and gained experience in all culinary technique. After the war, Jack and Dorothy were re-acquainted and began a courtship and were married July 2, 1949. In those days a female teacher who got married was not permitted to teach thereafter, so Dorothy left the teaching profession. Over the next ten years Jack and Dorothy began a family and raised 5 children. Dorothy ran a restaurant in the service station, and at the same time looked after their very young children. In 1958 they moved from Stony Plain, Ab. To Port Coquitlam, BC. Where Dorothy and Jack made many close friends some of which remain to this day. In November of 1964 the DeLorme family moved to Coquitlam, and in the fall of 1965 Dorothy began to work outside of the home at Sunset Lodge in Sapraton . She did kitchen work and cooked. She would later cook at Como Lake Hospital and Grandview manor in Burnaby. Dorothy retired in 1979 after many years of faithful service. Jack and Dorothy enjoyed a number of years of retired life , looking after grand children, and taking a few trips to visit relatives in Alberta, until Jack contracted shingles in his legs, leaving him immobile for the rest of his life. Dorothy lovingly took care of Jack for many years until his death in 2003 with a sacrificial love and never once complained. She would sometimes go for weeks without leaving the house. She was a remarkable woman! In 2017 she moved into a suite at Elim Village in Surrey, BC. and later would move to Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge to be closer to family.


Dorothy has always liked to go on rides at the fair or the PNE. She knew a lot about different kinds of plants and trees, and the different kinds of cows. She played the piano, sewed clothes, and knit. She was still driving her car and cooking her own meals well into her nineties. She would be seen walking around the streets and courtyard of Elim Village at 100 years of age.


Dorothy held a strong faith throughout her life. She brought up her children attending several Baptist Churches, and greatly enjoyed the fellowship as a member of Johnson Heights Evangelical Free church in Surrey for many years. She had also been a student at Berean Bible College in Calgary before she was married.


Dorothy had a strong connection with the 2812 and 2277 Seaforth Army Cadet Corps after attending an Ortona re-enactment dinner the same year her husband passed away. He (Jack) had been in the battle of Ortona during WW2. Ever since there has been a bond between her and the cadets of great depth. She made great friendships with many officers, parents, and cadets of the 2812, and 2277 Seaforth Highlanders.


Family was very important to Dorothy, and we will all miss her crazy sense of humor, her loving teachings and stories, her spirit of righteous living and work ethic, and her caring compassion to name a few. She died peacefully as we kissed her good-bye in the evening of May 29th.


Dorothy’s family is grateful for, and wishes to express heartfelt thanks for the expert care and kind support of Legacy Lodge in Lethbridge, Alberta. Arrangements have been entrusted to Victory Memorial Park in South Surrey where she will be buried beside her husband. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held at a later date.

Private John "Jack" Delorme

 

Biography

 

  • “Jack” Delorme was born in 1916 and joined the infantry with the Edmonton Fusiliers (later the Loyal Edmonton Regiment) in 1941 at the start of WWII.

  • Private Delorme drove vehicles such as a bren carrier and bren carrier flame thrower.

  • He served in all the Canadian battles in Italy including Sicily, Leonforte, Moro River, Vino Ridge, Ortona, Cassino, Hitler line, Gothic Line and Riminy line.

  • He received medals for his service in Italy, England, Holland, France and Germany.

  • Of particular note, Private Delorme was recognized for volunteering for service during the first year of the war.

  • Jack Delorme returned to Edmonton in 1945 and married Dorothy Davis in 1949.

  • As in his civilian life, Private Delorme’s military service was characterized by his unfailing presence and commitment to his duties.

  • In fact, Private Delorme’s unfailing service to his Regiment during WWII was interrupted only when he contracted a severe case of trench mouth and had to leave for two weeks, a truly remarkable accomplishment and example of allegiance.

  • The Delorme Family has a long established relationship with the Seaforth Highlander Cadets and in particular with 2812 Royal Canadian Army Cadet Corps.

 

Delorme Awards:

 

The Delorme Awards are directly managed by the 2812 Parent Sponsoring Committee.

 

Clarification on how the DeLorme Awards are determined, so that you may conduct yourselves accordingly.

 

The DeLorme Awards require more than just showing up. The Award is named for a Seaforth Highlander (Private John "Jack" Delorme) who was so dedicated and committed to his work that he never missed a day of work, nor the war. The virtue he showed was not in just showing up but in choosing to never miss.

 

You 'show up' when you commit yourself to an endeavour, not just attend. You probably know people who attend events but don't participate or contribute. These would not be worthy candidates even if their attendance was perfect.

 

The DeLorme Awards recognize cadets who not only attend but commit themselves to the cadet program and the work of our Corps.

 

The Award was formed in 2013 by the 2812 PSC under the leadership of Christine Alexander (Alliston), PSC Chair.

 

The PSC looks forward to acknowledging the chosen cadets at the annual ACR, where they hope the DeLorme family will again present the awards.

2022 DELORME AWARDS RECIPIENTS

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