ALLTREE, Dorothy Esther
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June 4, 1920 - January 16, 2013
Of Surrey, BC passed away peacefully, surrounded by family at Surrey Memorial Hospital. Born in Vancouver, BC, Dorothy was one of four daughters born to Moss Elmer (Harry) and Alice Howey. Dorothy will always be remembered as a gracious, kind, and caring lady. She held many positions as a young lady in Vancouver's early days, most notably was her passion for being a conductorette on the BC Electric Streetcars. A wonderful conversationalist, compassionate and witty, she will be dearly missed by her sister Margaret MacDonald, her daughter Evelyn Bookey, her grandchildren Patricia Trelenberg, Steven Bookey, Brent Bookey, Dorothy (Trevor) Clark, as well as 10 great-grandchildren, 4 great- great-grandchildren, many nephews, nieces and good friends. A generous mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, "GG", great-great- grandmother, sister, aunt, role model and friend. She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Alice Howey, sister Ruth Kirk, sister Elsie Hansen, first husband Phil McDougall, second husband Eric Alltree.
Our family is very grateful to the Suncreek Village Support Team, as well as the Medical Staff of Surrey Memorial Hospital, for the excellent care she received.
A funeral service will be held at Valley View Arbor Chapel, 14644 - 72 Ave in Surrey, BC on Friday, January 25, 2013; for those who wish, viewing begins at 10 a.m. The main service will be held at 11 a.m., with a luncheon to follow. Interment will take place at 2:30 p.m. at Surrey Centre Cemetery, 16671 - Old McLellan Road. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the local SPCA in memory of Dorothy; 604-681-7271, www.spca.bc.ca/branches/surrey
Published in Vancouver Sun and/or The Province on Jan. 23, 2013