February 28, 1927 – October 4, 2012


Dorothy passed away peacefully on October 4, 2012 at The Vernon Hospice House, with her daughter Marilynne, her son in law Ken, her son Gerry and his wife Anna at her side.  Born and raised in Sheffield, England, Dorothy met the love of her life, Jim Sellars, a young Canadian serving with the British Royal Marines, during the Second World War.  They were married and at war’s end she followed him home to Canada.  Dorothy and Jim raised their family in Prince George, B.C., and moved to Duncan, BC in 1966.  Eventually they lived out their retirement years in the Okanagan. 

Dorothy lived a long and rewarding life, and was very involved in the communities she lived in.  Dorothy was the first woman Alderman in the history of the City of Duncan.  She loved serving her community, which included the Goodwill Society of Prince George, the Historical Society of Duncan, the Duncan Hospital Board, the Duncan Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Vernon Woman’s Transition House.    

Dorothy and Jim were lifetime members of the Loyal Order of the Moose and the Royal Canadian Legion.  She also was a member of the Order of the Royal Purple.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Jim (2009), grandson Bill (2010). She is survived by 6 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

It was Dorothy’s wish that there be no funeral or service.  In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Canuck Place or BC Children’s Hospital. 

Cremation arrangements by Vernon Funeral Home 250-542-0155.

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