Bennett, Dorothy Irene Taylor
September 17, 1928 – December 19, 2019
Dorothy passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Lanark Long Term Care in Kitchener. She was 91. Dorothy was pre-deceased by her parents, Fred and Gertrude Taylor, brother Don (Betty), brother Raymond (Joan), sister Muriel (Nig), son Doug (Joyce), son Brad (Linda), son-in-law Keith (Carol), granddaughter Kim (Mark).
She is survived by her daughter Carol, 6 grandchildren: Sherry, Mark (Cindy), Mike (Teri), Kelly (James), Taylor and Sarah. She is also survived by 12 great grandchildren: Missy, Alicia, Jake, Reese, Zachary, Ethan, Megan, Dylan, Parker, Noah, Gracie, Keeton. She is also survived by her sister Jean (Les).
Dorothy was a force to be reckoned with. She survived so many tragedies over her lifetime and came out stronger in the end. She was married to Jack Bennett in 1948, had 3 children, divorced in 1959, widowed in 1966. She raised her 3 children all on her own, worked many different jobs to support her family, including Noxzema, & Peel Regional Police. She lost her son Doug in 1996, and her son Brad in 2000. She had a stroke in 2006 and ended up in a long term care facility for 5 years. During that time, she lost her son-in-law, Keith and granddaughter-in-law Kim. She was a strong, determined woman and left the care facility in 2010 and lived on her own for another 6 years until her health deteriorated and she moved into Lanark Heights in 2016. She was a member of the Resident Council and was loved by everyone. She always had a smile on her face, and had an amazing sense of humour right up till the end.
She will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered by her friends and family.
Cremation has taken place. Celebration of life to be held on February 22, 2020 at 1:00 pm.
15 Lena Cres. Cambridge, Ontario in the party room.
Dearest Carol and family;
I wanted to let you know that I am touched by the deep love you share for your Mother. I know the loving impact she has made in your lives as it shows through you all with your caring hearts and how you connect every day. Your expressions of love and treasured thoughts of Dorothy are so heart felt. I was glad to speak with Dorothy and enjoy her laughter a few times, on internet and phone as she was being loved upon by Carol and she truly warmed my heart to share in this. It is hard to go through this and we want you to know we are thinking of you all with love, from Sharon Andrews, along with Cheryl, Apryl and Glen and the kids. We are blessed with this family connection. Blessings to you all.
Dorothy was a lovely woman, giving advice, smiles, reminiscing too!
She loved her family immensely!
Very determined to do for herself whenever she could and slow to ask for help.
She will be greatly missed.