Dorothy Vivian Prentice was born in Chilliwack, B.C. on May 26, 1926 and passed away at the age of 86 at Crossroads Hospice in Port Moody on May 11, 2013 with her family at her side.
Dorothy was very active in Chilliwack and was an enthusiastic charter member of Probus. She was a member of Eastern Star for over 50 years, was active in Toastmistress International, and served with the Hospital Auxiliary and its Gift Shop, with the Upper Fraser Valley Music Festival, the Canadian Cancer Society, and the Chilliwack Historical Society.
During her high school years, Dorothy played in a dance orchestra at the Harrison Hotel. She later worked at the Chilliwack Municipal Hall, retiring in 1984. Dorothy loved to play golf at the Chilliwack Golf and Country Club, was a member of several bridge clubs and travelled extensively with her husband, Bruce.
Dorothy is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Bruce Prentice; sister, Ella (McElroy); daughter, Diane (Gord Johnston); son, Roger; grandchildren: Brian Johnston (Janelle), Laura-Ann Prentice, Shannon Johnston; and great-grandchildren: Kadence Prentice and Nathan Johnston; as well as niece Joan Gordon of Chilliwack and numerous other nieces and nephews.
She was predeceased by her parents Helen Jane (Farquhar) and Charles Kerr; sisters: Annie Irene, Mary (McCaw), Lillian (Rouse), Barbara (Campbell); and her brother, Ivan Kerr.
A reception to honour Dorothy’s life will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013 from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Coast Hotel, Chilliwack. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dorothy’s memory may be made to the Chilliwack Academy of Music or Pancreatic Cancer Canada.
She was much loved and will be very much missed by her family and friends.