Dorothy Joyce Fraser (nee Maxwell) passed away peacefully in hospital on January 15, 2022 in Perth, Ontario after living an active and fulfilling 90 years.
She was born April 5, 1931 in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan where she spent her childhood. After moving to Toronto as a young adult she met her husband, Ed and they raised their family in Richmond Hill. In retirement they relocated to Sharbot Lake and most recently Dorothy was living with her eldest sister at her son and daughter-in-law's waterfront home.
Throughout her life she was very engaged with her community (Richmond Hill Figure Skating Club, Sharbot Lake 39ers, Catholic church/CWL) and she donated her time, treasure and talent to numerous causes (Canadian Cancer Society, March of Dimes, Ontario Seniors). Her pride, joy and primary focus was her large and extended family. After her children were grown and having their own children she traveled and kept herself busy in the garden, baking and playing cards.
Dorothy is survived by her siblings: Irene, Gordon, Donald & Cheryl and sisters-in-law Rowena & Eleanor (Frank). She will be lovingly remembered by her children: John (Dominique), Linda (Mark), Donald (Candace), Debbie (Michael), Michael (Christine), Ellen, Donna (Mark) & Bonnie, by her grandchildren: Aleata (Aaron), Laura (Daniel), Cara (Clarke), Jesse (Suzi), Andrea (Chad), Topher (Michelle), Michael, Mathew (Sammy), Breanna (Tyler), Tanya (Daryl), Carly (Mark), Stephanie, Lana (Sean) & Michayla (Zach), by her great-grandchildren: David, Danielle, Leah, Hannah, Mark, Mya, Ruby, Penelope, Halle & Jacoby, as well as extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Edward, his parents Emile & Ella, her parents Lennis & Dolly, brothers William & Roy, brother-in-laws Robert (Fran), Bernard & Roy, sister-in-laws Isabelle & Barbara, son-in-laws Gordon & William, and grandson Patrick.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at Sharbot Lake Retirement Residence (where Dorothy was residing for the last 2 months) and the staff at Perth Hospital during her final week, for providing exceptional and compassionate care.
Dorothy's wishes were to be cremated and the family will celebrate her life in the summer of 2022. In lieu of cards and flowers, please make a charitable donation or give your time to someone in need.
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