We, as a family, are sad to announce the passing of Dorothy W. Mitchell on Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 at age 95.
Dorothy was born April 10, 1918 in Carman, Man.
At the age of five, she moved with her parents to Fort Frances, Ont., where her father had a job on the building of the paper mill. She attended Robert Moore and Fort Frances High School.
Dorothy was employed at three different stores and the mill. She met James Mitchell and they were married on Aug. 22, 1942.
Dorothy was an active member of the United Church, U.C.W., Emo Hospital Auxiliary, and Order of the Eastern Star.
She also enjoyed delivering Meals on Wheels.
Her hobbies were rug-hooking, paper toiling, and macrame. Mom enjoyed their cabin on Clearwater Lake and the years of living there in their retirement.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter, Lois (Dean) Olsen of Prince George, B.C.; grandsons, Robert (Vivian) of Prince George, B.C. and Jeff of Richterswil, Switzerland; and great-grandchildren, Katie, Krisitian, and Steven.
Also surviving are her sister, Shirley (Walter) Avis of Fort Frances, Ont.; and several nieces and nephews.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Fred and Ruth Williams; husband, James (Jim) Mitchell; brother, Frank (Donna); sister, Marion (Bill) Gow; and brother-in-law, George (Laura) Mitchell.
A celebration of her life will take place in the spring of 2014 (a date will be announced).
If desired, in memoriam donations may be made to the Salvation Army c/o Northridge Funeral Home, P.O. Box 89, Emo, Ont., P0W 1E0.
Online condolences may be offered at www.northridgefuneralhome.com