Dorothy Terisa NORTHCOTT

It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Dorothy Terisa Northcott (nee Edwards) on Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2004.

Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Lynn (Bob), Trudie, Chad and Dean (Sharon), her grandchildren Teresa, Michelle, Felicia, Stephanie, Geoffrey, Andrea, Kimberly and Aidan and her great-grandchildren, Jessica, Emma and Spencer. She is also survived by her brothers James, Leo and Wilfred and sister Jeanne as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

She was predeceased by her husband Geoff in 1978 and her brother Bernie.

Dorothy was born on December 23, 1923 and grew up on a farm in Saskatchewan, loving the country, the wildlife and her family. She joined the RCAF (WAC) in 1943 and became a photographer. In 1945 she married Geoff, a WWII fighter pilot and they spent the next few decades raising their family and living in a number of Canadian cities.

Dorothy contracted polio in the 1950’s and although this curtailed her activities considerably, she never lost her zest for life and seldom complained except about “those damn politicians”. In her later years Dorothy moved to the country once again and enjoyed a passion for horses and nature. She always took great pride in her growing family and will be remembered as a courageous and practical woman with a subtle sense of humour, a very generous nature and a loving heart.

A celebration of her life will be held at her daughters’ home in Richmond on Sunday, Dec. 19, 2004.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the B.C. Heart & Stroke Foundation.