Dorothy Meldrum Walker

Dorothy was born at Port Bannatyne, Isle of Bute, Scotland on November 18, 1923. She passed away at Oceanviews, Comox on November 28, 2014.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Fred Walker (1984); and companion Wilf Moores (2001). She is survived by her three daughters and families: Donna Beech (Stan) Merville; Helen Burns (Terry), Comox; Joan Gamble (Gary) Qualicum Beach; grandchildren Diane Beech, Glen Beech (Robin Hannah); Deanna Walker (Todd); Maureen Hanic (Jon); Greg Burns; Amanda Cormier (Steve); and Dale Tanner and 12 great-grandchildren.

Dorothy came to Canada with her family in 1925. She grew up in Vancouver with 2 sisters and 2 brothers. All have predeceased her. She married Fred in 1943 and moved to Prince Rupert where Fred was stationed with BC Provincial Police. From there they went to Queen Charlotte City. When Fred decided to leave the police force they moved to Sandspit to work for Crown Zellerbach. They also lived in Nitinat, Courtenay and finally Kokish where Fred was camp manager from 1967 to retirement in 1980.

After retirement they moved back to Courtenay to enjoy golf, fishing and travel.

Having grown up in a house with her dad playing piano, Dorothy was always happy when someone would play a musical instrument and she could sing along.

A special thank you to the workers and volunteers at Oceanviews at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Comox for their kind and responsible care.

Private family arrangements. The family will gather together at a later date.


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