Born January 24, 1917
Died February 20, 2015
Mother, Grandmother, Great and Great Great Grandmother.
Dorothy was born in Rossland to Ethel and Andrew Rowe. Her Mother died when she was 8 months old and she was loved and nurtured by her Grandmother, Ellen Rowe in Nelson. In 1936 she married LeRoi Cote and they built a life together until he passed in 1997. She is also predeceased by her siblings May Kilfedder, Bernice Clever, Jean Morrison and Bill Rowe.
She is survived by her daughter Beverley (Eli) Tetrault and her son LeRoi, 3 Grandchildren. Wayne (Barbara) Tetrault, Debra (John) Hines and David Tetrault. 4 Great grandchildren, Tamara (Bili) Rodrigues, Sara Burgess, Jenelle Tetrault and Matthew Tetrault. Her pride and joy, Great Great Granddaughter Lauren Lynn Hoft.
Dorothy spent her early years in Nelson working at the match block factory before moving to Vancouver for the duration of the war with LeRoi. She later cooked for the hockey schools at the Civic Centre, for which she was so proud. Later years found her at Bev’s Ceramics assisting, doing ceramics and painting. A wonderful cook, none could compare with her roast beef and apple pies which she delighted us with until she left her house.
Dorothy lived in her own home on Chatham Street until she was 94. She was moved to assisted living at Mountain Lakes. She loved her apartment life there but a broken hip forced her move to Jubilee Manor in 2013. We cannot express our thanks to the Jubilee staff that made her life so wonderful these past 2 1/2 years. The exemplary nursing staff kept her comfortable to the end.
As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to Nelson Jubilee Manor, 500 W Beasley St, Nelson or Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.
There will be no funeral at her request; however a Celebration of Life and interment of her ashes will take place at a later date.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfs.ca Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd.