BUTTERLEY; Dorothy Wilhelmine

A Lovely Woman – A Happy Life

February 24, 1916 – October 16, 2015

Dorothy passed gently into the night with her dear ones close by on Friday, October 16 at Cascade Lodge. She was 99 years and eight months old and would say she did not want to live to 100. Determined as she was she managed her way. It won’t be the same without her as Dorothy will be missed by the many people whose lives she touched. We all loved her dearly. Born February 24, 1916, Dorothy was raised in Watrous, SK where in grade 5 she met Alfred – the love of her life. Married in 1936 they enjoyed the rare gift of 72 happy years together. They lived mainly in Humboldt, SK, later retiring to Prince Albert National Park, SK, Phoenix, AZ and most recently Chilliwack, BC. Dorothy was a force in her own way. She took wonderful care of her family, attending to their every need with the love and care of a devoted mother. As well she was involved in the community with the United Church, Brownies, figure skating, bridge, and school events. She loved her garden, sewing, knitting, cooking and decorating. One day the family returned home to find she had recovered a chair in Purple!! For the fifties, she was definitely ahead of her time. Sports played a big role in Dorothy’s life as she was excellent at tennis, golf and curling with her trophies attesting to these skills. Fishing, dancing, entertaining, and traveling were also favorites. As a couple, Dorothy and Alfred had family, friends, and relatives to share their interests. And through it all they worked very hard, doing their part to make the world a better place. Dorothy is survived by her loving daughter Barbara and husband Dick; daughter-in-law Sandee, grandchildren: Scott (Valerie), Shaun (Anna), Suzanne (Andrew), Rhonda (Steve), Lise (Glenn); great grandchildren: Jessica, Hailey, Isabelle, Ava, Keaton, Teagan, Malia, Delaney, Kimowan; sister-in-law Phyllis, and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her dear husband Alfred, loving son Ronald, and brothers Gordon and Floyd. The family extends many thanks for the dedication and professional care offered to Dorothy by both Dr. Ken Harder and the Cascade Lodge. To the staff at Cascade Lodge 4th floor who brightened her days in so many ways and who so lovingly cared for her over the course of her stay with them, thank you from the bottom of our hearts. We are grateful her stay was a happy one. A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at Henderson’s Funeral Home Chilliwack, on Saturday, October 24, at 2:00 pm. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Chilliwack Hospice Society, 45360 Hodgins Ave., Chilliwack, BC V2P 1P5.

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