Dorothy Jean Lindsay
Nov. 12, 1918 – Jan. 26, 2009
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Lindsay at Mt. Cartier Court in Revelstoke on January 26, 2009. Dorothy has gone to be with her Lord and Saviour. Predeceased by her father, Percy Charles Lindsay in 1946, her brother Victor in 1971 and her mother Alice Victoria Lindsay in 1978, she is lovingly remember by her sister Ruth Stock; nephews, Donald, Richard, Alan; nieces, Margaret (Ontario) and Margaret (Langley); many great-nephews and nieces; and two great-great nieces.
Dorothy was born in Nelson, BC on November 12, 1918. She moved with her family to Revelstoke in 1923 where her father worked as an engineer with CPR. Dorothy attended Selkirk School and Revelstoke High School and received her teaching certificate in 1939 from Victoria Normal School. Her teaching career spanned 35 years over which there were many different teaching experiences such as a one-room school in a log cabin with no electricity or running water, to traveling by horse and cutter. Her teaching career also took her to different locations in BC, including Malakwa, Port Alberni, Grandview Bench near Salmon Arm and Trail. She moved back to Revelstoke in 1946 where she taught in different schools until her retirement in 1974. Many people in Revelstoke will remember Dorothy as their teacher or librarian. Dorothy enjoyed gardening and her house on 7th Street always had fresh vegetables and fruit. The United Church had been an important part of Dorothy’s life; she had been involved in many of the church groups over the years.
Dorothy’s family would like to thank all the Care Team at Mt. Cartier Court for their kindness and care they have given Dorothy and a very warm thank you to Kay Magnes, whose frequent visits were greatly appreciated by Dorothy.
Donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to the
Canadian Diabetes Society or to Mt. Cartier Court.
There will be a service to celebrate Dorothy’s life on
February 7th, 2009 at 3:00 pm at Revelstoke United Church.
Arrangements were in the care of Brandon Bowers Funeral Home, Revelstoke, BC.