DOROTHY MARGUERITE KNIGHT (LAING), a long-time resident of Ottawa passed away peacefully at the age of 86 on Monday, October 8, 2012 at Oakville Trafalgar Memorial Hospital. Dorothy enjoyed a long and happy life with loving friends and family. Born in Weyburn Saskatchewan, daughter of Linda and Thomas George Laing Sr., and loving sister to Tom, Ken and Grace (all predeceased), she enjoyed a vibrant life with a strong positive outlook. She will be remembered as having a big smile, an easy laugh and a steadfast independence that was an inspiration to many. Predeceased by her husband Gerald Knight, their life was happily engaged in wonderful experiences with the Royal Canadian Air Force; based in locations across Canada. Her love of family and friends, golf, curling, swimming, cards, dance, travel and beaches were her lifelong passions. Dearly missed by loving sons Garth, Drew, daughter-in-law Alison, grandson Dana, granddaughter Aynsley and sister-in-law Patricia Olynek. She is the last senior member of the Laing family, leaving dear nephews and niece Jim, Brian, David and Linda Laing, Dillon and Darcy Brady and Lee Olynek. A reception to celebrate her life will take place on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at the Paletta Mansion in Burlington from 1-5 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Alzheimer's Society or the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
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Published in The Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 30, 2012