Dorothy Muriel Cheavins

1920 to 2012

We regret to announce the passing of Dorothy Muriel Cheavins, on August 21, 2012 in the Victoria General Hospital after a prolonged illness at the age of 91. Dorothy was predeceased by her infant son, Richard, and her husband Tom Cheavins. Tom and Dorothy moved to Quesnel in 1951 where Dorothy was employed by School District #28 as secretary to many District Superintendents over her lengthy career.

Dorothy was active in the community. She was a dedicated member of The Royal Canadian Legion serving as the President of the Ladies’Auxiliary and was a long standing member of the Rebekah Lodge. She enjoyed her last term as President of the Rebekah Assembly of B.C. which enabled her to visit many lodges throughout the province. She was a participant in the development of The Quesnel Seniors Center enjoying the socialization and challenges in making this project a success and took pride in the value it provided for the community.

In her later years, Dorothy chose to share her life with her daughters and their families and spent time in both Vernon and the Victoria area.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Sandra Rysen (Rod), of Vernon, daughter Lori Heaton (Max) of Sooke, grandchildren, D’Atra Hunt (Matt), Matt Rysen (Shari), Tyler Pilling (Mikhaila), Great Grandchildren Brandon, Alexa, Aidan, Ashton Rysen and Baylee and Justin Hunt.

Dorothy loved animals. She was never without her dog “Maggie” which gave her comfort and constant affection. The passing parade of wildlife was something she missed after leaving Quesnel.

There will not be a public memorial service. If you wish to honor Dorothy’s memory you can do so by making a donation to the Quesnel SPCA.

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