Dorothy has lived in Prince George most of her life. Before moving to Prince George, she lived in Prince Rupert from ages nine to 14. She was born in Vancouver, B.C. but with her Dad being an Architect, the family moved a few times to find the right place to call home, which is what brought the family to Prince George eventually.

Dorothy’s family made a life here and so did she after meeting her husband, Ted. Dorothy and her Ted went to the same high school, but it wasn’t until a few years after graduating that they became an item. Dorothy was sitting in a café when Ted walked in with some friends. After seeing Dorothy sitting there Ted mustered up some courage and asked her to an upcoming dance out in the country… and the rest was history!

Together they had two children, one boy and one girl, and now their family has grown to four grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. Dorothy had a great life with Ted and they were each other’s best friend. Looking back, one of the happiest moments in Dorothy’s life was when her and Ted went on their first date together.

They had a wonderful marriage filled with traveling, camping, and outdoor summer activities. Dorothy worked on and off as a Bookkeeper while raising her children and for a while Ted supported the family as a Bus Driver, then changed careers and became Head of Payroll for the pulp mill, where he worked for 25 years before retiring. Dorothy spent much of her spare time throughout her life immersed in many hobbies including knitting, sewing, and genealogy.

Now, Dorothy enjoys participating in the activities offered here at RiverBend. If Dorothy could pass on one life lesson it would be that if you have a problem, make sure you talk about it. Dorothy is a sweet and kind woman and getting to know her is a great pleasure. We are pleased to have a resident as caring as Dorothy!