Dorothy Winnifred Gallinger, late of Chilliwack, B.C., and formerly of Brockville, Ontario, passed away quietly at home July 18, 2003 at the age of 81 years. She was born Sept. 16, 1921 in London, England and had lived in this area for 10 years.
Dorothy, who raised four children and helped with the raising of many others, spent much of her adult life as a registered nurse in Ontario. She worked in maternity and emergency wards as well as in the Sick Children’s Hospital. After retiring, she was active in her community and spent time helping sick and shut-in elderly persons. She was also involved with her church.
For many years, Dorothy spent her summers in Ontario and her winters in B.C. A few years ago she moved to B.C. on a permanent basis and became a member of Carman United Church. Dorothy has been a very active member of the Carman congregation, volunteering to serve on various committees. She was a member of the Worship Committee and helped with services and was always involved with seniors’ luncheons held every two months.
Dorothy was a member of the Eastern Star and the Lutheran Church ladies for third world countries. She was a lady loved by many, a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother; very special in every way; always giving and showing her love and generosity.
A Service of Remembrance will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2003 at 1:00 p.m. at Carman United Church.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Karen and son-in-law Allan Roberts, son Randy and daughter-in-law Gail; son Stuart Gallinger; grandsons Kyle (Vanda) Roberts, Christopher Gallinger; grandson Shane (Kathy); granddaughter Amanda Gallinger; great-grandsons Travis, Devin and Joseph; great-granddaughters Jamie Lyn and Sheena. Also survived by special friends Paul and Janet Brittian and family; Anne and Andrew Anderson and family; Roger and Olivia Coates. Many, many thanks to all who assisted us and showed us so much support, your kindness and words of love were all important to us. Mom was predeceased by her husband Larry of 47 years in 1985, and eldest son Ronnie Gallinger in 1972. Should family and friends so desire, donations in her memory may be made to the Carman United church, Sardis.