Dorothy Eva Harnish (nee Shambrook)

December 21, 1931 – July 12, 2019
Dorothy Eva Harnish nee Shambrook, 87, beloved wife of Donald Harnish passed peacefully on July 12, 2019. Dorothy fought a valiant battle with cancer. Dorothy was born December 21, 1931, in Victoria, raised in Sooke, the oldest in a large family. She married Don on June 11, 1948 and they resided in Parksville for many years until they moved to the Queen Charlottes. After moving back to the Island, they settled finally in Ladysmith.
Dorothy loved camping with Don, family and friends and all outdoor activities. Her favourite places to walk were Top Bridge at Englishman River, Parksville and Paradise Meadows at Mt. Washington. She was a daily reader of current affairs and a fountain of knowledge for dates of birthdays, anniversaries and dates of note. She was an avid gardener, very knowledgeable. She loved making Christmas memorable for us kids, even as adults.
Dorothy is survived by her husband, Don; her daughters Jo-Anne, Victoria; Brenda (John) Ladysmith; and son Gerry (Nanaimo) She had five grandchildren, Jennifer (Ike); Melanie (Bill); Charlotte; Lynn (Shawn) and Jonathan (Shannon) and Great- Grandchildren, Saunsa, Quinn, Dayton, Damien, and Colton and Ashley.
She is survived by brothers Ron (Eleanor); Fred (Pat); Pat (Tom), Edith, Margaret (Earl); Linda (Richie) and numerous nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her brother George and sister Mary.
In lieu of flowers if you wish, please donate to the BC Cancer Foundation. We would like to thank the wonderful health professionals who cared for her, the nurses and doctors at NRGH on the floor and in palliative care, and in particular Dr. Potts; Dr. Garfinkle, Dr. Gillar and Dr. Kulla.
No service by request.


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