DOROTHY MARGARET IRENE GUTHRIE (née WRIGHT) Passed away peacefully in her sleep, February 8, 2013 in Mississauga, ON in her 97th year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 63 years, George Guthrie; her parents Albert and Minnie Wright; sister Hazel Wood; and brother, Wesley Wright. Survived by her sister and dear friend, Connie Lundmark of Buchanan, SK, and by her four children, Gary (Sherril) Guthrie of Abbotsford, BC, Randall (Lynda "Chriss") Guthrie of Mississauga, ON, Lynn Wilson of Hamilton, ON and Janet (Ken) Laverty of Mississauga. Dorothy was cherished Grammy to Avery and Jordan Guthrie; Lindsay, Clayton and Robyn Wilson; and Wesley, Braeden and Kalen Laverty. Dorothy was born October 3, 1916 in Semans, SK, a direct descendant of Lt. Abel Wright, who landed in North America no later than 1655. She lived - and made many friends - in Penticton, BC, Vonda, SK, Saskatoon, SK, Moose Jaw, SK, Regina, SK, Thunder Bay, ON, Winnipeg, MB, Pointe-Claire, QC, and Mississauga, ON, and travelled with George across Canada, the US, the Caribbean and Europe. Dorothy was proud to have worked as an operator for the Saskatchewan Department of Telephones (now SaskTel) during the Second World War, and was a longtime employee of the Hudson's Bay Company. She had fond memories of her time playing semi-professional baseball in Saskatchewan, in addition to curling, speed skating, and pick-up hockey. She was a devoted fan of the Toronto Blue Jays, skilled player of bridge, and was always up for a game against her grandchildren on her Nintendo and N64 game systems. She will be remembered as being strikingly beautiful, always immaculately dressed, a believer in angels, and full of unexpected talents. The family would like to sincerely thank Miranda and Jenny Marshall for their devoted and compassionate care. A private memorial service will be held for Dorothy at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be greatly appreciated by the family.
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Published in the Toronto Star from Feb. 22 to Feb. 24, 2013