Dorothy Mae Lawlor

Nov. 26, 1932 – Dec. 9 2015

It is with profound sadness that the Lawlor family announces the passing of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Dorothy passed away peacefully surrounded by family on December 9, 2015 at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital. Left to cherish her memory is her husband of 63 years, George. Dorothy was a loving mother of 4 children; Karen, Kathy (Brian), Bob (Patti), Dianne (Bruce); 10 grandchildren, Niki (Tony), Mike (Juanita), Samantha (Ryan), Janine (Tyler), Kabri (Brodie), Dani (Clay), Paige (Jesse), Brady, Lauren, Reid; great grandchildren, Rylie, Dakota, Desirae, Austin, Emmett, Addison, Hudson; sisters, Jean, Joyce, and brother Bob (Mary).

She was an extraordinary wife and mother who devoted her life to the well-being of her family. She provided a welcoming home, always offering food when you arrived. There were weekly lunches with daughters and granddaughters. She enjoyed Friday night evenings with friends, her weekly bridge and Shells golf group. Dorothy loved family gatherings. Family always came first.

She will be deeply missed.

The family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the caregivers on the 3rd floor of Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, Dr. Steve Beerman and Dr. Scott Nielson. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to cancer research, Heart and Stroke, or Covenant House.

I Walked With You As Long As I Could

I walked with you as long as I could.

Our years were many, our days were good.

I watched you fade slowly day by day;

My heart wept tears, I hid them away.

I could not show you weakness or grief,

I gave you strength and staunch belief.

God took your hand and we had to part.

He eased your pain, but He broke my heart.

I wanted you with me for a few more years.

God knew how I felt, but He knew best.

He took you home so you could rest.

Life goes on, I know it’s true,

But it’s not the same since I lost you.

Your beautiful memories I will treasure forever,

Of the happy days when we were together.

With an aching heart I whisper low,

I love you and miss you so.

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