YOUDS - Dorothy Margaret (born Harrington) 1929- 2014 Dorothy Youds passed away peacefully February 24, at her home in Comox. Dot was born June 7 in Renown, Saskatchewan, where she and her four sisters grew up on their parents' farm. In 1945 she moved with most of her family to Vancouver and, after completing high school, trained and worked as an infants' nurse. She married William Alan Youds of Burnaby in 1949 and together they raised six sons in North Vancouver before retiring in 1981 to Denman Island where she was predeceased by her husband in 1984. Nevertheless, she stayed on Denman and was actively involved with her community, particularly the United Church. When her health began to fail, Dot moved to Comox in 2006. Throughout her life she was a wonderful and caring wife and mother who was friend to many and enjoyed gardening, sharing her flowers, oil painting, creating ceramic sculptures and baking - especially bread! Dorothy is survived by her sisters Helen, Viola (Bill), Joyce and Ernestine (Ted); her sons Richard (Susan), Ken (Jan), Rob (Christine), John (Janice), Mike and Chris (Barb); nine grandchildren and one great grandchild. According to Dot's wishes, a memorial service with lots of blossoms will be held on a date to be determined at the Denman Island United Church when spring arrives. In Dorothy's name, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation.
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Published in Comox Valley Echo from Feb. 28 to Mar. 1, 2014