January 29, 1926 – August 23, 2019
Dorothy passed away peacefully Friday, August 23, 2019, at the age of 93, in the Central Okanagan Hospice after a full life, well lived.
Dorothy was born January 29, 1926 at McDowall, Saskatchewan. She was raised there, the youngest of nine children. She went to school in McDowall and then started working for the Saskatchewan Telephone company. She later transferred to Davidson, Saskatchewan, where she met and married Lorne Storey in 1952.
Dorothy and Lorne farmed south of Girvin, Saskatchewan for many years. Dorothy was active in the Community and the Church, she enjoyed many close friendships and led a busy life. Lorne and Dorothy had a custom harvesting business and combined in the US over many summers. They later became “snowbirds” and travelled south for the Winter.
After Lorne’s passing, Dorothy moved to Kelowna in 2009, to be nearer family. SheenjoyedheryearslivingatMissionwoodandmademanynew friends there. Dorothy will be always remembered as a kind, wise and wonderful mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.
Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her daughters Ione (Douglas) Colville of Calgary and Jennifer (Eugene) Thompson of Kelowna, and by her grandchildren Veronica McKitrick, Andrea Thompson and Michael Thompson and her great-grandchildren Rosemary McKitrick and Kyler Thompson. She is also survived by her sister Ethel Johnstone of Lloydminster, sisters-in-law Milan Puckett, Bonnie Storey, Irene Storey and brother-in-law Randy Storey and numerous nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was pre-deceased by her husband Lorne, son-in-law Thomas Irvine, parents Adam and Janet Johnstone, her siblings Janet, Mary, Jean, James, Alexandria, Andrew, Jessie and their spouses.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Davidson, Sk. Saturday September 14th, preceded by a small graveside service in Saskatoon at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens where she will be laid to rest beside Lorne.
The family would like to thank Dr. L Pavan and the staff at the Hospice in Kelowna, IH Homecare, We Care and Bayshore for their excellent care and kindness. For friends so wishing, donations can be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice or charity of one’s choice.
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