Dorothy Irene Gregory (nee Tolmie) born June 26, 1921 in Muirjirk, Ontario, passed away in Eden Intermediate Care Home, Chilliwack on January 5, 2005 at the age of 83. She is survived by her husband, Arthur Keith Gregory, age 89. Also survived by sons: Jeffrey (Joanne) Toop of Abbotsford; Larry (Dawn) Toop of Chilliwack and Jim (Sandi) Topley of Chilliwack; sisters: Eileen (John) Pinkerton; Margaret Engstrom; Norma (Mike) Bailey; Doreen (Alfred) Smith; Lorraine (Wade) Manning; brother, Clarence “Sam” (Shirley) Tolmie; 8 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Andrew and Bertha Tolmie; first husband, Ronald Toop, second husband, Donald Stewart; son, Johnathan Wesley Toop and Dorothy Topley, who was raised as a daughter. Also predeceased by 7 brothers: William, John, Marvin, James, Joseph, Jack, Kenny and a sister, Helen Tolmie.
Dorothy moved to British Columbia with her family. She married Ronald Wesley Toop on September 2, 1939 in Chilliwack. They lived on a farm on Yale Road West in Sardis and raised three boys: John, Jeff and Larry. They also raised Dorothy Tolmie (Jack’s) daughter. John died in a dump truck accident on October 22, 1959. Ron and Dot divorced in 1975. She married Don Stewart August 4, 1977 and he died January 11, 1985. Dorothy married Keith Gregory on July 25, 1987. Mom always said she lived a beautiful life filled with an abundance of family and friends, love and laughter. She traveled and cruised the world around and had many wonderful adventures. She requested to be remembered from her 80th birthday party get together with people she loved. She had so much fun and thought nothing could top that.
Memorial Service, if any, will be held at a later date. Cremation, Valley Crematorium, Chilliwack. Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to a charity of choice.