Dorothy Avis HARTLEY

HARTLEY, Dorothy Avis

Passed gently on March 3, 2015, in her 99th year.

Born to Frank and Jane Dawson in the family home on Selby Street on February 24, 1917, Dorothy was a member of a large coal mining family who emigrated from Yorkshire to Nanaimo in the 1870’s.

Gone to be with her beloved family, she is predeceased by daughter Sheila (1953), husband Howard (1983) and daughter Avis (1996). Survived by daughter Zoe (Curt), grandchildren Colin (Madeline), Ann (Joey) and Bramley (Jennifer), and great grandsons Isaac and Brendan.

Dorothy moved to Ladysmith in 1946 and spent many happy years raising her family and operating a fruit and berry farm with her husband for fifty years.

Family gathering at a later date. Many thanks to the exceptional caregivers on Floor 4 at Kiwanis Lodge. With deep appreciation to Dr. Betty Feick for her years of compassionate and superb care.


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