1925 ~ 2015

It is with heartfelt sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Margaret Polichek, with her family by her side, on July 28, 2015 at Vernon Jubilee Hospital. Dorothy was born November 17, 1925 in Armstrong, BC

and was the youngest of four sisters. As a teen Dorothy was the first May Queen of Armstrong. Dorothy became the family matriarch always keeping in touch with letters, cards and phone calls, right up to her final days ever faithful in keeping the family connected. She was thrilled beyond belief to watch her grandchildren grow into adulthood and then marveled at the next generation. She was so fortunate to have most of the family close by. One of her granddaughters told her she hoped that she could be as loved by her grandchildren as her Granny was. Mom was loved by many and we are sure she would be humbled by the number of tears shed upon learning of her passing. Dorothy will be forever loved and her memory cherished by her loving family: Anita Shumay, Ron Boyce and Gerry Boyce; seven grandchildren: Jason, Carrie, David, Brandie, Kathleen, Verity and Hillary; six great grandchildren: Kurtis, Madison, Nicola, Isla, Judah and Lex. She is predeceased by her husband, Victor Polichek, in 2008. For the last four years Dorothy spent happily at Carrington Place. A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 5th, 2015 at the Chapel of Alternatives Funeral & Cremation Services (4417 29th Street, Vernon, BC. Those wishing to do so may make a donation in Dorothy’s memory to The Heart & Stroke Foundation (#4, 1551 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, BC V1Y 9M9) or the Canadian Diabetes Association (PO Box 26331 STN BRM B, Toronto, ON M7Y 4R1). You are invited to leave a personal message of condolence at the family’s on-line obituary @ Arrangements entrusted to


Vernon 250-558-0866 & Armstrong 250-546-7237

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