Dorothy Anne Sweitzer

February 28th, 1928 – October 28th, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death of our dear mother, wife and friend Dorothy. She will be greatly missed by those she leaves behind – her husband, Harry; twin sister, Doris; daughter, Debra (Ken); and son, Douglas; Harry’s children, Dianne (Pat), Darrell (Val); four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Ann and Caroline; brother-in-law, Elmer; numerous nieces, nephews and her many friends. Dorothy was preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy; her sisters, Eileen and Jean; and brothers, Bill, Charlie and Doug.

In respecting Dorothy’s wishes, she was cremated and there will be no formal service held. A Celebration of her Life, however, will take place at the Elks Lodge, 3103-30th Street, Vernon, B.C. on Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. As an expression of sympathy, or in lieu of flowers, those who wish to do so may send donations in memory of Dorothy to the charity of their choice.

To Those Whom I Love and Those Who Love Me

When I am gone, release me, let me go

I have so many things to see and do

You must not tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that I have had so many years.

I gave to you my love, you can only guess

How much you gave me in happiness

I thank you for the love you each have shown

But now it’s time I travelled on alone.

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It is only for a while that we must part

So bless the memories within your heart.

I will not be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will come

Though you cannot see me or touch me, I will be near

And if you listen with your heart, you will hear

All of my love around you soft and clear.

Then when you must come this way alone

I will greet you with a smile and welcome you home.

Cremation arrangements were made with


5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5


Your condolences will be approved within one business day. You will need a valid Facebook account. Please email us if you have any questions.