Our family suffered a tremendous loss when a great lady we were proud to call Mom, Nanny, grandma, Auntie and friend… Dorothy “Dot” Blanchette… passed away peacefully at Sundridge Place with family by her side.
Mom was born in Emo Ontario and later moved to Thunder Bay were she married our dad Paul Blanchette. After working and raising a family they decided to retire to their beautiful Vancouver island. When dad passed away mom missed the companionship of a loving partner and after a few years decided to venture out and met the second love of her life Ernie Burns. They had an adventurous loving life together until Ernie’s passing.
Mom was predeceased by her much loved husband of 50 years Paul, her cherished partner Ernie and her dearest daughter Elaine, her parents, all her brothers and sisters and many in – laws. She is survived by her 3 children, Gary (Irene), Paulette (Pentti) Henttonen and Randy, her grandchildren Terri (Rene), Laurel (Roy) Danny, Bryan (Vern) Lia (Nisio) Paula-Jane (Lee) Jesse, Rhonda (Jay) and Jamie and sister-in -law Phyliss Gavin, her 5 stepchildren Carolyn, Bill (Carol), Nancy (Rick), Bob (Lisa) and Kelly and her step grandchildren, abd her numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews… She loved them all and thought they were ” wonderful “
Mom was a witty, mischievous, and feisty. She liked crafts crossword puzzles. and taught herself to write with her left hand just for fun. She could tell stories and jokes with an amazing memory. She never missed a beat on details.
Our family thanks the staff at Sundridge for making moms last days more comfortable, the staff at Cairnsmore and the lodge on 4th for their excellent care of mom given over the years. We will miss coming for tea.
As per our mother’s wishes no service will be held.
As a tribute to Dorothy please consider making a donation to a charity of your choice.