Valchyre Dodds

Obituary of Valchyre Dodds

Kerri died peacefully at home with her family on Friday June 25, 2021, finally free of her unrelenting battle with cancer which she accepted with strength and grace.

She will be remembered for her Viking strength, infectious laughter, sense of adventure, love of the natural world and generosity of spirit.


Kerri was the much loved wife of Don Dodds for 53 years. Mother and best friend of Alyssa Dodds & Dave Duguay and Karin Dodds & Scott Penner. Treasured Nana of Galena & Solana Penner and Evelyn, Finley & Jaxzen Duguay.  Dear sister of Loreley Beaulac, Kris (Mike) Goss and Freya Petersen (Don Bennett) and a very special Aunt. Predeceased by her parents Arthur & Ann Marie Petersen and her brother Roald.


Her dedication to her family, friends and community was well known both in Sarnia and the Kootenays.  Kerri was an active participant and volunteered with a variety of groups and organizations.  She leaves all who knew her with an impressive legacy.


Don, Alyssa & Karin wish to thank extended family, countless friends, collegues and her many dedicated medical teams, who loved and supported her throughout her purposeful life.


In honouring Kerri’s final wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Kerri’s life with family is forthcoming.  As an expression of sympathy friends who wish to make a donation may send them to the Sjӧgren’s Society of Canada. 31 Mechanic St., Suite 201, Paris, ON N3L 1K1 or the Canadian Cancer Society, 556 Christina St., N., 2nd Floor, Sarnia, N7T 5W6. 


On your next walk in the woods, paddle on a river, or hike to a mountain top take a moment to think of Kerri, her spirit is shining bright.


Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home & Cremation Center Ltd. (519-344-3131). Messages of condolence and memories may be left at



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