With heavy hearts, the family of Dorothy Norman, announce her passing at 90 years after a vibrant and healthy life.
Dorothy was born and raised in Merritt, BC. She attended college in Vancouver, where she met lifelong friends. After a career working as a medical secretary, she tired of the city life and moved to Youbou to work at the BCFP sawmill. On her first night there at a Caycuse dance, she met her husband of 53 years, Al. Dorothy was overjoyed in 1997 after reuniting with her adopted son Allan.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Al (2006); sisters Edna, and Yvonne; brothers Ernest, Byron and Raymond. Survived by sons Rob (Kelly) and Allan; daughters Kathy, Heather (Mark) and treasured grandchildren Lindsey, Melissa, Paul and Dayna.
Dorothy liked to keep busy after retiring. She learned to complete tax forms at 68 and lived on her own until she was 88 years. Dorothy cherished her family, loved gardening, the New York Times crosswords and St. Ann’s Garden Club. She was a loyal fan of the BC Lions and Vancouver Canucks.
The family would like to thank the staff at Acacia; Dr. Gilbert and Dr. Reynolds.
A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held at Sands Funeral Chapel, 187 Trunk Road in Duncan, BC on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 1:00 pm with a reception following in Sands Arbor Reception Centre. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to Providence Farm or the Salvation Army.
Condolences may be shared online at www.sandsfuneral.com