October 13, 1916 – January 28, 2018 – It is with profound sadness that we announce Dorothy’s passing at her home in Meaford, Ontario, on Sunday, January 28, 2018. Dorothy was in her 102nd year. She was the daughter of the Late Fred and Margaret Jamieson of Eugenia, Ont.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Jack, who died in 2015 at the age of 99. Dorothy and Jack were married just months shy of 70 years. They had a wonderful life together. Dorothy is survived by her son, Robert, and his wife, Mary-Anne, her daughter, Jane, and her daughter-in-law, Sally. Her son, Tom, predeceased her in 2011. Dorothy was a school teacher with a passion for special education. Her motto was “Praise, Praise and More Praise.” She was a respected and kind teacher who cared about her students.
Dorothy was a strong, smart, beautiful woman. She was a good friend to all and had many life-long friends. She was a determined lady. At the age of 92, Dorothy convinced Jack, then 93, that they should build a new cottage. They were quietly proud of their beautiful new cottage. Their kids were proud of them. At the age of 99, Dorothy renewed her driver’s license with flying colours and then got a pace maker. Nothing got by her. She was dynamite.
Dorothy and Jack led their lives with grace and dignity. They loved each other deeply and they loved their kids unconditionally.
The kids would like thank Dr. Nathalie Sauriol, mom’s family physician, and Dr. Fred Kaethler, Markdale hospital, for their wonderful care of our mother. Thank you to all the nurses who came to see mom at her home this past year – Carrie, Cherie, Sara, Maureen, and Tammy. Finally, a very special thank you to Marilyn Heslip and Carol Hunt, the personal service workers who gave our mom the best possible care on a daily basis. We are so grateful to you.
A funeral service will be held at the Meaford United Church on Friday, February 2 at 1 pm. Visitation is from 12 noon to 1 pm at the Church on Friday. Reverend Sally Ann Longfellow officiating. Interment Lakeview Cemetery, Meaford.
Bye Mom. We will miss you terribly.