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Arne Vilmansen

 

A resident of Beckstead Road, Chesterville, for the past 35 years, Arne Vilmansen passed at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Monday, November 12, 2012. He was 69.

Arne was born in Tallinn, Estonia on May 30, 1943, to his parents Konrad and Anna Vilmansen (nee Juhans).

Arne is survived by his siblings Mari (Hal), Toomas (Carol), Kristi, Urmas (Tasha) and Helen.   He will be fondly remembered by niece Kara and nephew Michael. 

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Friday, November 16, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, November 17th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Jo Barkley-Probst officiating. Interment followed at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery, Riverside Heights.  

Pallbearers were Toomas Vilmansen, Urmis Vilmansen, Arie Oosterman, Randy Prieur, Raymond Leduc and Gaeten Leroux.              

Donations to Winchester Hospital or the Dundas County Hospice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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June Desjardins

 

A resident of Morrisburg for the past 20 years, June Desjardins (nee Paupst) passed away suddenly at home on Thursday, October 25, 2012. She was 65.

June was born in Cornwall, on June 4, 1947, to her parents William and Kathleen Paupst.

She enjoyed knitting, visiting with family and friends and spending time outdoors with her dog King.  She will be missed by many people. 

June was the kind of person who would do anything for anyone with no questions. She did so many things with and for her family.  She is gone but never forgotten.  

June is survived by her husband Omer Desjardins and her children Richard (Cora) Whitford of Cornwall and Tammy Sue Marsolais (Mike Weathers) of Morrisburg.

She was dear sister to Cecil Paupst and Clayton Paupst, both of Cornwall and Carol Tyo of Riviere Beaudette.  

June will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Geana, Chrissy, Sara, Sandra, Melissa, Kenny, Michael, Steven, Joey, Jennifer, Randy and by great-grandchildren Owen, Cole, Chase, Rylee, Sabrina, Nathanial, Haylie, Jacob, Brooklyn, Abby, Gavin, Samantha and Austin. 

She is also survived by nieces and nephews.

June was predeceased by her son Randy  Whitford, her parents William and Kathleen Paupst, her sister Ida Jesmer and her brothers John, George and Dougie Paupst.    

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service was held at the Funeral Home on Monday, October 29th at 12 p.m., with Father Chisholm officiating. 

Interment followed at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Avonmore.  Pallbearers were  Kenny Dillabough Steven Marsolais, Joey Marsolais, Michael Weathers, Victor  Stevenson and Gordon St. Louis.

Donations to the Diabetes Society would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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Elsie Helen Gauthier

 

Elsie (Helen) Gauthier, a long-time resident of Morrisburg and The Hartford, passed away peacefully at Ottawa General Hospital on Saturday October 27, 2012. She was in her 89th year.

Helen was born August 26, 1923, to Ida and William Dillabough on the family farm in Glen Becker, Ontario.  The oldest of five children, Helen enjoyed her childhood. The farm gave her many happy memories of the close-knit family who worked and played together. 

Many health challenges faced Helen in her early adult life and continued until she passed away. Early in her career, she lived and worked in Ottawa, then in Toronto and finally locally where she resided.

Helen met her late husband Jacques Gauthier of Timmins, in Toronto, and returned home to be married in 1948. Helen and Jacques had two daughters before she sadly became widowed in 1955.

Helen had an early love of music. She learned to play the accordion and organ, and she sang with her sister Jean at local functions.  

A graduate from Gowlings Business College, Helen excelled in all her educational pursuits.  Her parents were very proud of her achievements and her giving and conscientious way with others. Always ready to help, Helen brought much to her work life at the Bank of Montreal, a bank in Ottawa and a Mining Company in Toronto.  

Her love of sewing is often spoken of by her siblings as she exhibited a great talent, often making her own clothes.

Helen is survived by her daughters Suzanne (Judy) Masdorp-Nasager of Wasaga Beach and Deborah (Debbie) Knowles of Toronto. She will be lovingly remembered by her siblings Jean Casselman and Faye VanAllen both of Morrisburg; by her grandchildren Adrian Nasager (Toronto) and Lauren Knowles (Ottawa); and by her great-granddaughter Aurora.

She was predeceased by her husband Jacques and brothers Bernice and Ralph.

Visitation was at the Parker Funeral Home in Morrisburg on October 30th, with services following at the grave site at Fairview Cemetery, Mariatown on Tuesday, October 30, at 11:30 am.  Internment followed.

Donations to a charity of choice will be gratefully acknowledged by family.  Online condolences may be made at Parkerofmorrisburg.com

 

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Rex K Casselman

 

A lifetime resident of the Williamsburg area, Rex K Casselman passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, November 3, 2012.  He was 87.

Rex was born in Dunbar, Ontario on August 30, 1925, to his parents George and Jessie “Maud” Casselman (nee McIntosh). He was raised in the family store with his two brothers, Mac and Jack, who together were known in the area as the K boys. 

In 1943, after several attempts and having reached the age of 18, Rex was accepted into the Royal Canadian Navy where he served until the end of WWII after which he was honorably discharged with a rank of “able seaman”

On November 19, 1960, at the United Church in Douglas, Ontario, Rex married Audrey H James and together they had two boys Jeff and Bruce.

From the end of the war until the mid-fifties, Rex worked at many jobs including; the Sudbury nickel mines, the harvest in Western Canada, security guard, road construction and with his brother Mac in the egg business. In 1955, he began to work for the Department of Transportation of Ontario where he worked until his retirement 30 years later in 1985.

Rex K was a well-known local character and renowned for his kindness and his love of sports. It was a rare occasion that he did not have a supply of balloons, lollipops or dog biscuits for the many little acquaintances he made across the baseball diamonds and hockey arenas of Eastern Ontario. Rex was a fixture parked behind the backstop or watching at the arena while his boys and later his grandchildren played. 

He never missed a game and was the reliable transportation for many young people playing hockey or ball. 

Rex is survived by his wife Audrey, his sons Jeff (Josée) of Cardinal and Bruce (Janet) of Ottawa. Loving Papa will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Elizabeth, Laura, Sarah, Jack and Lucy.

He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his brothers Mac K and Jack K Casselman.   

Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. until time of service.  

Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 7th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Norine Gullons officiating.  

Interment followed at Maple Ridge Cemetery, Chesterville.

Honorary pallbearers were Laura Casselman and Lucy Casselman. Pallbearers were Elizabeth Casselman, Sarah Casselman, Jack Casselman, Barry Whitteker, Barry Strader and Larry Baizana.  

Donations to Winchester Hospital or St. Peter’s Lutheran Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

 

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Vivian Fawcett

 

A resident of Winchester for the past 39 years, Vivian Fawcett (nee Cook) passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, surrounded by family, on Tuesday, October 30, 2012. She was in her 87th year. 

Vivian was born in Shanly, on November 21, 1925, to her parents Allison and Agnes Cook (nee Wereley). She married Orval Fawcett  in 1945. 

Orval and Vivian purchased a farm in Hulbert,  where they lived until 1954, when they moved and purchased a farm in Russell. Together they farmed and raised their family at Russell, until 1973, when they sold the farm and moved to Winchester.  

After retiring from farming, Vivian worked at many jobs including work in group homes, Upper Canada Village, Hillcrest Haven and being a driver for many people to various appointments.  

Vivian was a life long member of the Women’s Institute of both the North Russell Branch and Winchester Branch (which she was the president for a number of years). 

She resided at the Millview Apartments for 17 years where she made many dear friends, and she was instrumental in improving the facilities for the benefit of other residents.

Vivian is survived by her children Douglas (Nancy) of Kemptville, Donna (Dennie) Denison of Metcalfe, Rick of Winchester, Wendy (Keith) McCormick of Spencerville, Brenda Hanson of Winchester, Bonnie Fawcett (Mike Vallee) of Edwards and Karen (Rick) Summers of Cumberland.   

Vivian will be fondly remembered by grandchildren Tammy, Amanda, Cheryl, Stephen, Shane, Daryl, Tracy, Mathew, Melissa, Dustin and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by nieces and nephews.  

She was predeceased by her husband Orval Fawcett, her sister Geraldine Suffel, her half-sister Lorena McGowan and her brothers Garnet, Doug and Gerald Cook.   

Friends called at the Marsden McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Friday, November 2nd at 11 a.m. with Rev. Christine Lowson officiating.  Cremation followed. 

Pallbearers were Amanda Fawcett, Stephen Denison, Shane Fawcett, Daryl McCormick, Perry Brennan and Mathew Hanson.             

Interment of cremated remains will be at Spruce Haven Cemetery, Brinston.   Donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or a charity of choice would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. 

Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.  

 

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Kenneth Gordon Strader

 

A resident of Morrisburg for the past 24 years, Kenneth Gordon Strader passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 15, 2012. He was 82.     

Ken was born April 26, 1930, to Grace and Dwight Strader, on the original Strader farm in Dundela. He was the eldest of nine children; five girls and four boys. Everyone knew him as Ken. He was a long-standing resident of Matilda Township, having lived briefly in Florida, before returning to South Dundas. 

Ken met his share of challenges in life. He suffered complications at birth; however, it did not prevent him from accomplishing what he set out to do in life.

Being the risk taker that he was and never afraid of taking on a challenge Ken undertook many projects. The first being to own and operate his first school bus in 1954, which he later expanded to include several school buses and highway coaches. 

He was forever envisioning ways to get ahead in life. The bus lines didn’t seem to capture his energy level enough, so he added a new venture being the “Stra-Dish” Restaurant, which he opened in April, 1958, at the young age of 28. 

During this time, he met the love of his life, Linda Marie Payne. They were married at Elma in 1959, and in 1960, their daughter Penny was born. 

While carrying out his role as a husband and father, Ken still found time to own/operate several businesses, including a snowmobile franchise, Admiral appliance dealership, a used car dealership, and he even dabbled in real estate. 

Ken always had a passion to live life in the sunny south so in the late 70’s he made that dream come true when he sold his businesses in Canada and moved the family to Dade City, Florida where he purchased an orange grove and later opened a coffee shop. He expanded the coffee shop to become a full menu diner which was family owned and operated until 1987, at which it was dissolved and the family returned to Canada.

Ken enjoyed carpentry and sitting and drinking coffee with family and friends, until the wee hours of the morning. 

Friday night was family night at the Daffodil Restaurant in Iroquois, after which he would settle in at Cephus Sypes’ kitchen table for many hours of attempting to solve the world’s problems over several pots of coffee. Ken was known to pull in a driveway for a visit where ever he could find the kitchen light on.

Ken often spoke of things from the past; old buildings, antique cars or furniture, or attending auction sales with his grandmother Nettie Bell Strader. 

His most prized possession was an RCA Victrola from the 1920’s that he purchased at the age of 15, with money borrowed from his grandmother. Ken’s daughter is still the proud owner of that Victrola.

Ken was always willing to share his knowledge of history, politics, and life in general. He was never afraid to share his opinion on any matter, regardless of whom he offended.

He will be remembered most for his natural spirit of giving. To his family and friends, he was a very kind person and was always ready to help. He always had a solution to every problem and had his ways of making things simple. He never asked anyone for help, but he was a very generous man…never wanting to be acknowledged for anything he did. When he helped, he simply helped out of the kindness of his heart; ensuring that everyone had a means to get ahead in life.

Ken made sure that his daughter never lacked for anything, however, he ruled with an iron fist. He encouraged Penny to try different things in life including piano lessons, singing in the church choir, and most of all becoming a “lady”. As a father, he didn’t always agree with all his daughter’s choices in life, but he was always there to support her.

Growing up on a farm, Ken was very fond of animals. After Linda passed away in 1988, Ken’s best friend was his cat “Buster”. Buster held a special place in his heart and Ken truly enjoyed his companionship.

Ken is survived by his daughter Penny Strader-McMillan (Jim) of Iroquois, his siblings Edna Disheau (Arthur Jackson) of Brechin, Lorna (Ernie) Lascelle of Inkerman and Willie (Audrey) of Cardinal.  

He was predeceased by his wife Linda, his brothers Glen and John and sisters Jean Jensen, Margaret Barkley and Anna Casselman-Nicolier.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 

Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 18th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.  Cremation  followed.

Pallbearers were Shawn McMillan, Steven McMillan, Cephus Sypes, Guy Hart, Gary Hart and Keith  Beckstead.  

Interment of cremated remains was at Dundela Cemetery.  Donations to the O.S.P.C.A. would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

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Giuseppe “Joe” Vogrig

 

A resident of the Williamsburg area for the past 24 years, Joe Vogrig passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 6, 2012.  He was 80 years of age.

Joe was born in Grimacco, Italy, on March 12, 1932, to his parents Antonio and Teresa Vogrig.  

Joe’s talent for singing and dancing, as well as his quick sense of humour and charm, made him the life of many parties. 

He sang with the Coro di Alpini in Ottawa as well as with his wife, Clara, with beautiful harmonies typical of his birthplace in the hills of Friuli Venezia Giulia, in Italy. 

Although Joe grew up in a Slovenian community in Italy, he spent time working in Belgium, leading him to speak four languages fluently: Italian, Slovenian dialect, French and English. 

Joe was also a talented artist. His numerous woodcarvings have been displayed in many cultural exhibits in Ottawa, viewed by many with great admiration. A portion of his work has been entrusted to the Unione Emigranti Sloveni del Friuli Venezia Giulia, who is honoured to have such an magnificent demonstration of its cultural heritage.

Joe was passionate about sports, especially soccer and hockey, and his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. He was an amateur boxer in Italy. He was admired by many in Italy and here in Canada for his height, earning him the nickname, “Big Joe”. 

Joe was a valued construction worker, having helped build many homes, offices and structures enjoyed in Ottawa today.

Joe is survived by his wife of 56 years, Clara, and his children Isabel Cheney of Winchester, Susanna (Tony) Prinzo of Ottawa and Anthony (Sandra) Vogrig of Winchester. 

He was the proud grandfather of Tracy (deceased), Carmela, Carla, Nadia (John), Giacomo, Jeff and Cristiano.  

Nonno Joe will be fondly remembered by loving family and dear friends in Canada and Italy. 

He was predeceased by his parents Antonio and Teresa Vogrig and his brothers Aldo and Antonio Vogrig. 

A private family funeral service was held at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Saturday, October 13th at 1 p.m. with Father Cosmas Ajawara officiating.  

For those wishing to honour Nonno Joe, please consider a donation in his memory to Winchester District Memorial Hospital. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

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John

 

John “Joe” Beltman passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital, on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at the age of 76 years.

Born in Holland on June 17, 1936, John emigrated to Canada in 1957. In 1958, he met Agatha Neinhuis and the two were married in Holland on February 10, 1959. 

Following their marriage, John and Agatha bought a farm in Iroquois, and there they raised their daughters, Ann Marie and Karen. 

In 1992, they retired from the farm and moved into town to a home that overlooks the St. Lawrence River. Together they enjoyed many winters in Florida. 

John loved to play cards in his retirement years, and he has left behind many of his card friends including Emmy. He also enjoyed shuffleboard.

John was a member of St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church.

John was the dearly beloved husband of the late Agatha Neinhuis (2001), and dear friend of Emmy Van Adrichem. Mourning his loss are daughters Ann Marie (Robin) Smith and Karen (Donald) Merkley. He will be sadly missed by his grandchildren Jennifer and Ashley Smith and Derek and Kaitlyn Merkley. 

Also surviving are brothers Gerald Beltman (the late Willemien Haverkamp) friend of Truus Keinhuis and Henk (Mieke) Beltman all of Holland. 

Sisters-in-law who are saddened by his loss are Greta (Henny) Steneker and Corry Neinhuis of Holland, Coby Bols of Russell and Thea Van Dam of Stratford. He will be fondly remembered by brother-in-law Herman Neinhuis of Holland. John is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Johannes and Anna (Oosterkamp) Beltman and  his stepmother Marie (van den Akker), by his sister-in-law Tina (Jan Stiekma) and his brothers-in -law Jan (Annie), Herman (Leen), Frans (Truus), John Neinhuis all of Holland, Rudolf Bols of Russell and Martin Van Dam of Stratford.

Memorial donations to Winchester District Memorial Hospital or St. Cecilia’s Church in Iroquois were appreciated by the family. 

Funeral mass was celebrated at St. Cecilia’s Roman Catholic Church in Iroquois with Father Chisholm officiating. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Morrisburg. Pallbearers were Lloyd McMillan, Hans Verbruggen, Peter VanderPoel, John Groniger, Robin Smith and Donald Merkley.

 

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Kenneth Gordon Strader

 

A resident of Morrisburg for the past 24 years, Kenneth Gordon Strader passed away at Winchester District Memorial Hospital on Monday, October 15, 2012. He was 82.     

Ken was born April 26, 1930, to Grace and Dwight Strader, on the original Strader farm in Dundela. He was the eldest of nine children; five girls and four boys. Everyone knew him as Ken. He was a long-standing resident of Matilda Township, having lived briefly in Florida, before returning to South Dundas. 

Ken met his share of challenges in life. He suffered complications at birth; however, it did not prevent him from accomplishing what he set out to do in life.

Being the risk taker that he was and never afraid of taking on a challenge Ken undertook many projects. The first being to own and operate his first school bus in 1954, which he later expanded to include several school buses and highway coaches. 

He was forever envisioning ways to get ahead in life. The bus lines didn’t seem to capture his energy level enough, so he added a new venture being the “Stra-Dish” Restaurant, which he opened in April, 1958, at the young age of 28. 

During this time, he met the love of his life, Linda Marie Payne. They were married at Elma in 1959, and in 1960, their daughter Penny was born. 

While carrying out his role as a husband and father, Ken still found time to own/operate several businesses, including a snowmobile franchise, Admiral appliance dealership, a used car dealership, and he even dabbled in real estate. 

Ken always had a passion to live life in the sunny south so in the late 70’s he made that dream come true when he sold his businesses in Canada and moved the family to Dade City, Florida where he purchased an orange grove and later opened a coffee shop. He expanded the coffee shop to become a full menu diner which was family owned and operated until 1987, at which it was dissolved and the family returned to Canada.

Ken enjoyed carpentry and sitting and drinking coffee with family and friends, until the wee hours of the morning. 

Friday night was family night at the Daffodil Restaurant in Iroquois, after which he would settle in at Cephus Sypes’ kitchen table for many hours of attempting to solve the world’s problems over several pots of coffee. Ken was known to pull in a driveway for a visit where ever he could find the kitchen light on.

Ken often spoke of things from the past; old buildings, antique cars or furniture, or attending auction sales with his grandmother Nettie Bell Strader. 

His most prized possession was an RCA Victrola from the 1920’s that he purchased at the age of 15, with money borrowed from his grandmother. Ken’s daughter is still the proud owner of that Victrola.

Ken was always willing to share his knowledge of history, politics, and life in general. He was never afraid to share his opinion on any matter, regardless of whom he offended.

He will be remembered most for his natural spirit of giving. To his family and friends, he was a very kind person and was always ready to help. He always had a solution to every problem and had his ways of making things simple. He never asked anyone for help, but he was a very generous man…never wanting to be acknowledged for anything he did. When he helped, he simply helped out of the kindness of his heart; ensuring that everyone had a means to get ahead in life.

Ken made sure that his daughter never lacked for anything, however, he ruled with an iron fist. He encouraged Penny to try different things in life including piano lessons, singing in the church choir, and most of all becoming a “lady”. As a father, he didn’t always agree with all his daughter’s choices in life, but he was always there to support her.

Growing up on a farm, Ken was very fond of animals. After Linda passed away in 1988, Ken’s best friend was his cat “Buster”. Buster held a special place in his heart and Ken truly enjoyed his companionship.

Ken is survived by his daughter Penny Strader-McMillan (Jim) of Iroquois, his siblings Edna Disheau (Arthur Jackson) of Brechin, Lorna (Ernie) Lascelle of Inkerman and Willie (Audrey) of Cardinal.  

He was predeceased by his wife Linda, his brothers Glen and John and sisters Jean Jensen, Margaret Barkley and Anna Casselman-Nicolier.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews.

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 

Funeral service was held at the funeral home on Thursday, October 18th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Janet Evans officiating.  Cremation  followed.

Pallbearers were Shawn McMillan, Steven McMillan, Cephus Sypes, Guy Hart, Gary Hart and Keith  Beckstead.  

Interment of cremated remains was at Dundela Cemetery.  Donations to the O.S.P.C.A. would be gratefully acknowledged by the family. Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

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Dorcas

 

Dorcas “Dot” Henophy passed away at the Ottawa Heart Institute on Friday, October 5, 2012. She was 76 years old.

Dorcas was born in Ottawa on October 28, 1935. She was an only child, raised by a single mom, and was baptized Dorcas Margaret Martin in the Anglican tradition. After completing her secondary school education, she went to work briefly for Bell Canada. From there she accepted a Government of Canada position with the Department of Health and Welfare where she remained until receiving what she called her “golden handshake.”

Along the way, Dot met and married Carl Patrick Henophy, and the couple lived in Ottawa for most of their married life. They moved to Froatburn shortly before Dot’s retirement.

It was a terrible blow for Dot when Carl died tragically and suddenly in November 1992.  Following the funeral, Dot leaned heavily upon her faith and began worshipping regularly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Morrisburg.

She became a confirmed member in 1993, and immediately began to take full part in the life and ministry of St. Paul’s. She loved to sing and had a wonderful voice and took part in weekly choir rehearsals and Sunday services.

Besides singing in the choir, Dot taught Sunday School, served as the SCS superintendent, and for two terms she held a position as a member of the Church Council. She was the recording secretary for approximately six years and kept wonderful records, something her many years at health and welfare had taught her.

In 2005, Dot joined St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Dunbar where she also served on Church Council from 2006 to 2012. Twice each year she took part in the “Adopt-a-Road” program as St. Luke’s supply driver.

Being born during the great depression, raised by a single mom for sometime in the grandparents’ home, she learned self-reliance and independence…at least until she met the love of her life: Carl.  

Dot and Carl were soul-mates doing everything together: camping, fishing, playing cribbage, and watching Nascar races. They’d head out to their trailer in upper New York state at every opportunity to enjoy each other’s company.

If one had to sum up Dot’s personality or character in a handful of words or phrases you’d say that she was: loyal, loving, generous, and deeply spiritual. On the other hand she could also be quite stubborn, and even a bit cantankerous at times. 

But most of all Dot was ever a true friend who loved to laugh and knew how to have fun even during these last three difficult years. She loved to knit and could sew like her biblical namesake, Dorcas. She enjoyed shopping –recreational and otherwise. 

Dot will be fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and many friends throughout the area. 

Friends called at the Marsden and McLaughlin Funeral Home, Williamsburg, on Wednesday from  2-4 and 7-9 p.m. 

Funeral service was held at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Dunbar, on Thursday, October 11th at 11 a.m., with Rev. Joachim  Barkley-Probst officiating.  

Interment of cremated remains followed at New Union Cemetery, Williamsburg.  

Donations to the charity of your choice or St. Luke’s Lutheran Church would be gratefully acknowledged by the family.  Online condolences may be made at marsdenmclaughlin.com.

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