Dorothy Belle Williamson, 88, of Rainycrest Home for the Aged, Fort Frances, Ont., passed away Saturday, July 10, 1998 at her residence.
Dorothy was born October 9, 1909 in Dubuque, Iowa, to the late George and Mary Jewett. As a young child she moved with her family to North Branch, Ont. in 1911. On Nov. 5, 1926 she was united in marriage to Mervin R. Williamson. In the early 1960’s, Dorothy and Mervin moved to Fort Frances where she lived until her passing. She worked as a cook in several local restaurants in Fort Frances. Dorothy enjoyed travelling, bingo, handy-work, gardening and especially spending time with her family.
She was predeceased by her husband Mervin Williamson (Oct. 2, 1994); four brothers Harold, LaVerne, Gerald and William Jewett; three sisters Besse, Francis and Edith.
Dorothy is survived by her daughter Lois and husband Ralph Block of Phoenix, Arizona; two sons Omer Williamson and wife Constance, Melvin Williamson and wife Donna, all of Fort Frances, Ont.; seven grandchildren, Dwight Williamson of Fort Frances, Ont., Carla and husband Glen Carmody of Kelowna, B.C., Maureen Inkster of Kelowna, B.C., Tanis and husband Troy Mann of Fort Frances, Ont., Jason Williamson of Fort Frances, Ont., Karin and husband David Jazinski, Linda and husband Bob Epley all of Phoenix, Arizona; four great-grandchildren, Craig, Jacob, Joel and Jake; brother Ivan Jewett and wife Ruth of Thunder Bay, Ont.; sister Evelyn Gray of Humbolt, Sask.; sister-in-law of Atikokan, Ont., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 1 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont. Reverend Patrick Playfair will officiate with interment in Riverview Cemetery in Fort Frances, Ont.
Friends may visit Wednesday, July 15, 1998 from 7-9 p.m. at Green Funeral Home in Fort Frances, Ont.
The pallbearers will be David Craven, Louis Bang, Marion Benjamin, Terry Jewett, Edward Jewett and Keith Jewett.
In memoriam donations may be made to La Verendrye General Hospital, (CCU) 110 Victoria Ave., Fort Frances, Ont., P9A 2B7.