Dorothy DARNEL

Darnel, Dorothy Barbara (Nee Myott)

November 30, 1916 – December 15, 2015

Dorothy passed away peacefully at age 99 in Langley, BC. She was born in Laverna, Saskatchewan and raised in East Vancouver, where she lived most of her life. She is survived by her only son Wayne, daughter-in-law Barbara, grandson, Jason (Terrie) and great grandson Grady and many nieces and nephews. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Myrtle Sadler. As a young mother she started a playgroup programme for pre-school children before “Kindergarten” became the norm and in mid-life was very active with Toastmasters and hobby weaving at home. Upon retirement she excelled at her long-life passion of ballroom dancing. At age 80 she was the victim of a brutal home invasion that almost cost her life but did lose an eye as a result. Not to be daunted, she later delivered a speech at a Safety Forum to the New Westminster Seniors about the importance of being safe and reminded them of safety measures to implement. Special thanks go to her two care workers, Barb Davies and Helga Petersen. She will be deeply missed by her son and family and will have a private memorial.


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