Dorothy Pauline Forrester
84 Years Young
Dot left us in her sleep Friday, July 25, 2014 in the early hours, with Bill at her side.
Dot was a life-long resident of Nanaimo until moving to their dream log home in Beachcomber, Nanoose Bay in 1978. Their home was built with love, hard work, and devotion by Dot, Bill & the family.
Dorothy’s lifetime commitment was to her dearly beloved husband William, and their 5 children, with her adored first born Karen who passed away at the tender age of 5 months. She enjoyed her 10 grandchildren & 4 great grandchildren.
Dorothy was the last surviving child of her 5 brothers and sisters; Johnny, Mary, Lois, Helene & Bert.
Dot was raised in the southend of Nanaimo on Gillespie street and was very proud to speak of her Southend Girls with whom she continued a friendship their entire lives. She attended Joh Shaw High School and worked for Anderson’s Store until starting their precious family.
When Dot was 18 years old she met the love of her life, Bill, also a lifelong resident of Nanaimo. Once their courtship began there was no turning back on the beautiful love affair they shared for 66 years. They were married May 10, 1950 at St Peter’s Mance, Nanaimo.
We will all remember Dot with a smile on her face and the drive she had for life on a daily basis. She was a grandma that you would imagine in a storybook. A perfect bun in her hair, treats for all, and that special toy box which still sits in the family room to this day. She was the best at entertaining, the parties, the birthdays, her holiday dinners, which will be so fondly remembered by family & friends.
She is survived by her loving husband William, her children; Wayne (Sonja) Forrester, Larry (Roberta) Forrester, Joann (Len) Milligan, Sharlene (Scott) Hendsbee; as well as Grandchildren Stacey, Ryan (Dana), Shawn (Katy), James (Tara), Jason (Sam), Brandon, Blake, Rozlyn (Mitch), Hannah, Jennelle; great grandchildren Madison, Shane, Lillian & Kellan. Dorothy, you built a strong and proud family and will be honoured with love forever. Until we meet again… Love you xoxo.
A celebration of life will be held at Saint Mary’s Anglican Church, 2600 Powder Pt Rd. Nanoose Bay on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.