Community

Dorothy Bayoff turns 100

Dorothy Bayoff’s centennial birthday was May 29. Her daughter, Janet Evdokimo, joined her at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson with cake, flowers, balloons. - Tamara Hynd
Dorothy Bayoff’s centennial birthday was May 29. Her daughter, Janet Evdokimo, joined her at Mountain Lake Seniors Community in Nelson with cake, flowers, balloons.
— image credit: Tamara Hynd

Nelson’s Dorothy Bayoff had her 100th birthday on Thursday. She received letters of congratulations and well wishes from Queen Elizabeth, Governor General  David Johnston and Mayor John Dooley.

Bayoff was born in Grand Forks on May 29, 1914 and later moved to the Thrums area. She married Walter Bayoff in 1936 and had two children, Edward and Janet.

They moved to Nelson in 1954. Dorothy enjoyed her sewing, gardening, cooking and baking. When she was the counter manager and baker at Woolworth’s, she was famous for her delicious lemon meringue pies.

Marrying into a musical family only enhanced her passion to sing and dance.

Especially after her retirement, Dorothy’s pride in her beautiful flower gardens was recognized by the City of Nelson Beautification program.

Dorothy also worked for the SOS (Save Our Services) campaign collecting signatures for a petition to preserve the Nelson hospital.

On May 24, a family celebration honoured Dorothy. Her daughter Jackie Evdokimo, from Phoenix and her daughter-in-law, Jackie Bayoff of Nelson, gathered with five generations.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Ghosts of Nelson
 
B.C. doctors want clarity on prescribing medical marijuana
 
Selkirk College open house
Dummies dash downhill
 
Another music festival bites the dust
 
Group opposes RV site at golf course
Castlegarian ready to tackle Ironman to raise money to iron out Diabetes
 
Skating for Sk8 Shoes 4 Kids
 
Spooky Monday fun for Elk Valley kids

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.