In Memory of

Dorothy

Woodward

Obituary for Dorothy Woodward

Dorothy (Doris) Woodward

Doris was born April 5, 1926, and lived until February 1, 2024.

She was predeceased by her parents Fredrick and Maud Weitman, her husband Frank Woodward, of 25 years, three sisters, Ivy Weitman, Eileen Gibson, Elsey Hicks, and her brother Fred Weitman. She is survived by her daughter Maureen Woodward, her son Fraser (Susan) Woodward, grandchildren Wesley ( Michelle) Woodward and Victoria (Ryan) Gibbon, great grandchildren Sierra and Elliana Woodward. Many nieces and nephews especially her niece Marlene Longman of BC.

Doris was a strong, feisty, independent women who lived a long active life right to the end.

In grade 8, Doris contracted scarlet fever, and within the following year osteomyelitis. This led her to leave school at a young age. She dedicated herself to raising a family and to giving back to the community through several organizations.

Doris was a dedicated lifetime member and Elder of Westworth United Church. She was active in Sunday school, event planning and set up, and a CGIT leader.

Doris was a member of Khartum Ladies Auxiliary and supported the Khartum Shrine for 47 years. For 25 years she was one of the top sellers of the Shrine Christmas cakes.

She loved to have fun, dressed up for every occasion and always looking for any reason to have a party. She enjoyed the arts, was a supporter of MTC, PTE, WSO Pop concerts, the fringe festival and an avid Jets fan.

Doris enjoyed her summers with longtime friends, the Stephenson’s. Always enjoying camping at Rushing River, Mordon Meadows and Malachi. She bought her cottage at Malachi next to Doreen and Fred Stephenson, and spent 30 years of happy hours with neighbors and friends on the lake.

Doris lived at The Wellington since 2011. She enjoyed Palates with Allan, bingo, trivia and other outings. Thank you to her Wellington family.

We would like to thank the palliative care team, who jumped into action to support our family. They organized schedules, sent out nursing staff, and arranged the care at Riverview Health Care Center. All the staff that we encountered were kind, respectful, and professional. We would like to thank nursing staff, Brenda and Jade who lead us through our moms journey.

The family will gather for a graveside service later in the year.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Khartum Ladies Auxiliary or a charity of your choice.