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Saturday February 9, 2013

DOROTHY CAROL TINLINE December 25, 1921-February 2, 2013 After a long and full life Dot passed away on February 2 in Winnipeg.
Born on Christmas day in Scott, Saskatchewan she was the second youngest of Milton and Mabel Tinline's five children. Dorothy grew up in Brandon Manitoba, graduating from Brandon University in 1942. She enlisted into the Canadian Women's Army Corps, serving from 1943 to 1945 .After the War she moved to Ontario to begin a long enriching career as a high school teacher, retiring from Weston Collegiate in Toronto.
A life time member of the Boulevard Club in Toronto, Dot was a world class badminton player, winning countless titles in singles, doubles and mixed events in provincial, national and international championships. She teamed with Marj Shedd to win the Canadian Open Women's doubles Championships in 1961, 1962, 1963, and 1964. She was still winning Grand Masters titles well into her eighties.
As a fixture in the Canadian badminton scene for over 60 years, she was not only a competitive player but also a NCCP Certified Level 3 coach, and an International Badminton Federation Certified Umpire. Dot served a 3 year term as president of Badminton Canada as well as a term on The International Badminton Federation Board.
She was inducted into the Canadian Olympics Sports hall of fame in 1977, was awarded the International Badminton Federation Distinguished Service award as well as a Province of Ontario Special Achievement Award. Her competitive nature was not just witnessed on the Badminton or Tennis Courts but also at the bridge table, scrabble board, cribbage board or any card game.
Whether it was Malaysia, Jakarta, Australia, New Zealand, the Canary islands, Scotland, Ireland England, Russia, Mexico, Cuba , or a train trip across Canada , Dot loved to travel and enjoyed meeting people the world over. Dorothy is survived by her sister Joyce Dryden, nephews Rick, Rob, and Ken Dryden, Joe Hammond, nieces Betty Falck , Carol , Patti and Gail Hammond and their families, as well as many friends.She was predeceased by her parents, sister Betty Nelson, brother John, sister and brother -in- law Phyllis and Joe Hammond, and brother- in -law Allan Dryden.
The family would like to thank the staff at Harmony Court Assisted Living for their care and compassion during her stay.
In lieu of flowers, a donation to Heart And Stroke Canada, Badminton Canada ( ) or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.
A memorial service will be held at Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg, on Tuesday, February 12th 2013, at 1.00PM CST .The service will be available via live web cast at and follow the links to Dorothy's page.

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