May 22, 1927- January 29, 2012

After a protracted illness, Mom passed away peacefully in her sleep at North Okanagan Hospice House, with her family by her side. She was 84. Dorothy was born in Vancouver, BC, the 3rd of 5 daughters. At the tender age of 17 she attended the Vancouver Normal School, and was teaching in a one-room schoolhouse in Usk, B.C. at 18. She raised her family in Port Coquitlam, teaching in various schools there and in Maple Ridge. After moving to the Okanagan in 1975, Dorothy taught school at Lavington Elementary for many years, and was an active member of the community. She is survived by her three daughters, Lynne (David) McCaig, Susan McInnis, Cheryl (Al) Lagaden and five grandchildren, Kimberley (Matt), Nathan (Heather), Aaron (Ryan), Brittany, and Meghan (Mike); 3 sisters, Norma Selig, Helen (Bob) Tara, and Betty Keller and numerous nieces and nephews. She will be remembered by all who knew her. Mother, Grandmother, teacher, friend. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Lavington Fellowship Baptist Church (9681 School Road, Lavington). In lieu of flowers, a donation in Mom’s name to the North Okanagan Hospice Society (3506- 27 Avenue Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4) would be greatly appreciated.

Vernon Morning Star

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