January 23, 2024
In loving memory ~
Our family is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Dorothy Fryer. Dorothy died at Chilliwack General Hospital on January 23, 2024, surrounded by her loving family.
Dorothy was born in Wales in 1943 and then relocated to England where she lived most of her early years with her family in Gosport. After graduating from Gosport Grammar School, she became a dental nurse/ receptionist. In 1966 she married Derek Fryer and they emigrated to Canada. Their initial intention was to experience life in other countries while they were young but over time, they began to accept Canada as their new home. Initially they lived in Ontario but then relocated to Chilliwack in 1980 so that Derek could pursue his career with a local firm of accountants. Dorothy involved herself in in the guiding and scouting movement in Chilliwack as a guide and cub leader as well as the chair of the Group Committee for 2nd Sardis Troop in Chilliwack. She was also a long-time member of Carman United Church in Chilliwack, volunteering at different times as a Sunday School Teacher, the Sunday School Coordinator, the Chair of Carman's Outreach Committee and, in the later years, as a Church Trustee. She was a member of the United Church Women (UCW) at Carman, a former President of UCW as well as the women's units known as NAMRAC and Fellowship. She coordinated many of the funeral teas at the church and took a leading role in other UCW activities.
Dorothy was strong in her beliefs, kind and loving, a wonderful mother and grandmother. She was predeceased by her father Aubrey Price, her mother Gladys Price, and her sister Eva Davis. Dorothy is survived by siblings in the UK, her sister Wendy Glyn Jones (Dud), her two bothers David (Alison), and John (Lesley), together with several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her husband Derek, their two sons Antony (Tara) and Alan (Erin), their daughter Nicole (Kris), her seven grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael (Kira), Jaren (Brianna), Kaylee, Kira, Kealan, Caedan, her two step grandchildren Christopher McDermott (Bryana) and Ashlyn McDermott and her four step-great-grandchildren Kael, Deacon, Aspen, and Karter.
We would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Chilliwack General Hospital for the care provided to Dorothy in the two and a half weeks leading up to her passing, in particular the staff in the Emergency Department and the Intensive Care Unit.
Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home will oversee the funeral arrangements. The funeral service will be held at Carman United Church, 7258 Vedder Road, Chilliwack at 2 pm on Saturday, February 17, with interment of the ashes by the family at a date to be determined. Immediately following the service there will be light refreshments in the church hall.
If friends so desire, donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to the Carman United Church Memorial and Endowment Fund or to the Fraser Valley Health Care Foundation.