Oct. 28, 1910 – Nov. 5, 2013
Our beloved Mother, Dorothy, passed away peacefully on Nov 5th, 2013 at the age of 103.
She was predeceased by her husband and sweetheart Jim in 1972.
Dorothy will be fondly remembered by her family: Jim (Louise), Steve (Audrey), John (Katherine) and Jill (Roy); grandchildren: Leeno (Sophie), April, William, Daniel, Paul (Olivia), Jamie, Steve (Tiffany); great-grandchildren: Ellah, Grayson, Victoria, Katherine, Simon, Henry and Lucy.
Dorothy was born on Oct. 28, 1910 at home in Winnipeg, Manitoba – one of twelve children. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Winnipeg School of Nursing in 1934. She married the love of her life, Jim Rendall, in 1942 and they had four children.
The family moved from North Vancouver to a ranch near 100 Mile House in 1957. She worked at the telephone office in town in 1959 and the Post Office from 1962 to 1966. Dorothy returned to the profession she loved, and was one of nine registered nurses working at the new 100 Mile Hospital when it opened in June 1966.
In 1976 she was elected to the Provincial Board of the Old Age Pensioners Organization and in 1979 she wrote a letter to the 100 Mile House Village Council outlining the desperate need for a senior’s long-term care facility in the area. Century Care Society was formed and in 1986 the seven bed Mill Site Cottage was opened in the old nurses dorm, spearheading a soon to be formed centre for senior care in the Cariboo.
She became a Marriage Commissioner in 1987 and later that year was named Citizen Of The Year by the 100 Mile House Chamber Of Commerce.
Dorothy wrote a book for her family of her life experiences that was eventually put into the library at the University of British Columbia.
Our family would like to thank Dr. Street and give special heartfelt thanks to all the staff at Fischer Place for their years of care.
We are also extremely grateful for the kindness of Mom’s friends Virginia, Walter, Gayle and Maggie.
At Mom’s request there will be no service.
Condolences can be sent to the family care of email@example.com