Dorothy Elena Margaret PEARCE (nee Jonsson)

PEARCE, Dorothy Elena Margaret (nee Jonsson)

(November 23, 1932 – August 8, 2014)

Dorothy passed away peacefully in Qualicum Beach, BC. Honoured to have had her in their lives are: her brother Russell Jonsson (Rosemary), her children Sandra Somerville (Harvey), Ric Pearce (Christine), Christina Smith (Dan) along with her grandchildren, Dana, Ryan (Christina), Paul (Crystal), Janelle, Nadine, Meghan (Kyle), Carmen (Dylan), Evan, Challayne (Rob), Braden, and her great-grandchildren, Jalen, Zachary, Dylan, Silas, Blaise, Kinslea, Samara, Quinn, Lincoln, and Lachlan.

She is pre-deceased by her sister-in-law June Jonsson, loving husband of 55 years, Raymond “Buster” Pearce and her parents Margaret and Jon Jonsson. Dorothy was born in Prince Rupert, B.C. She was raised in Osland on Smith Island, as well as Prince Rupert and Richmond. Dorothy married Buster in 1952 and started their family in Richmond, living briefly in Calgary before settling back into Richmond.

Dorothy was a dedicated homemaker and wife who prided herself on raising three wonderful children. After retiring, Dorothy and Buster travelled throughout North America in their motor home, eventually settling in Parksville.

Her favourite past times were; fishing, playing crib, baking, crabbing, and sitting around a table sharing a meal. Dorothy will be remembered as a loving woman who always had a hug, a homemade blanket, or an emphatic “I love you” for those around her. Her spirit and devotion to family will remain with us forever. Dorothy’s family is very grateful for the kindness and caring given to Mom by the staff at Qualicum Manor and Dr. Carey Sulz and also to Evy for her heartfelt care.

There will be a graveside service on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 11:30 am at Holy Trinity Anglican Church in North Saanich (Sidney), BC, 1319 Mills Road, followed by a celebration of Dorothy’s life at 1 pm at The Sidney Pier Hotel, Sidney.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to The Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. or Canuck Place Children’s Hospice.


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