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Saturday November 10, 2012


March 18 1917 to November 4, 2012
Dorothy passed away quietly, in Vancouver, with her family by her side. Loving mother to Catherine, Ian, Gloria, Peggy and Gail. She was also an awesome grandmother to Heather (Gordon), Christine (Robert), Rachel (Matt) and Lindsay. She was a great-grandmother to Jared and Blake and loving aunt to all her nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by husband Howard and sons Ross, Hugh and Blake. Dorothy was the daughter of James and Edith Curran and grew up in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. She was also predeceased by her brothers and sisters Mary, Bob, Nan, Jane, John, Ben, Marion and Catharine. At the end of WWII, she moved to Toronto with her young family. She attended Queen's University and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Sault Daily Star for many years. She was a volunteer at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto for more than 25 years. Her laugh and beautiful smile will be missed by all. She had an amazing ability to welcome all who came into our family and was the adopted mom of many. Her passions were to play and watch golf, play bridge, knit and to read many Dorothy Sayers mystery novels. She established many family traditions such as watching the Master's and The Kentucky Derby. She loved music and was the #1 fan of Benny Goodman in Canada. She was absolutely devoted to her granddaughters as a special friend, and no idea or scheme was too silly to explore with any of them. The remarkable length of her life involved friends from her childhood, the Ontario Motor League, Sick Children's Hospital and the wonderful days she spent in Haliburton. We want to thank the staff at Windermere Care Centre in Vancouver for their love and caring in her last years. A celebration of her life will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto would be greatly appreciated.

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