Cecile DUMAS

Cecile Marie Dumas (nee: Cordel)


On February 16, 2015 Cecile Dumas died in Agassiz, BC, at the age of 96. Her dearly beloved husband Roger, predeceased her in July 1984. Their seven children survive them, Carmen Krogh, Jacqueline Dumas, Monique Collister, Simone Marshall, Andree Sheedy, John Dumas, Therese McDonald; 26 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren. Also surviving are siblings Raymond (Juliette) Cordel and Collette Fetaz and sister-in-law Evelyn Matthias and many nieces and nephews.

Cecile was born to Marius and Valentine (Frey) Cordel in December 1918, north of Halkirk, Alberta. She attended one room country schools then completed high school at home and Theresetta Boarding School in Castor, Alberta. After regular school in Camrose, Alberta. Cecile taught at Theresetta School in one room county schools then in Halkirk, Alberta until her marriage in 1942, to Roger Dumas, a pilot in the R.C.A.F. She followed him to Montreal and worked in different war time occupations. From 1955 to 1979, Cecile taught in the Catholic Schools of Edmonton and completed her B.Ed. while she and Roger raised their seven children. After moving to BC she taught four more years in the Independent Catholic Schools of Vancouver. She and Roger spent two wonderful years in White Rock, BC in retirement. In retirement, Cecile resided in various locations enjoying the company of friends and family. She loved her time in Surrey, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Bonneyville, Derwent and Agassiz.

In all these places she found community and a church family. Prayer vigil was on Monday, February 23 at 7 pm. Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 am on Tuesday, February 24 at St. Anthony of Pudua Catholic Church, Agassiz, BC, presided by pastor Rev. Fr. Joaquim Dias. Burial Gardens of Gethsemani, Surrey, BC. McLeans Funeral (604)847-3477