Short, Dorothy

January 18th, 2018

Passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 18th, 2018, at the age of 97. Beloved wife of the late Charles Short. Loving mother of Sandra Detering and her husband Paul Templeton and mother-in-law of Dianne Short. Cherished grandmother of Leanne (Don), Alechia and Joel and great-grandmother of Alex, Kalib, Sydney and Simon. Dearly missed by her best friend of nearly 95 years, Doris Mitchell. Predeceased by her son, Art Short and her brother, Frank Kaar.  She will be sadly missed by her extended family and friends. Dorothy was a woman who was full of life. As she recently said, “I’m 97 years old and lived a full life, if you have anything to say, say it now.” She enjoyed the simple things and didn’t need much to make her happy. Playing cards with her husband Charlie and their numerous friends and family, having a few drinks and telling stories made her smile and laugh. In spite of themselves, she raised two kids who learned a lot from her and loved her dearly. She was overjoyed at the arrival of each grandchild and tickled pink to have lived long enough to get to know her great-grandchildren. Dorothy was an amazing person, a force of nature and a corker! She now joins her husband, son, family and friends for another round of cards and a laugh or two. She will be missed. Visitation will be held on Monday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London where the funeral service will be conducted on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 11:00 a.m., with visitation one hour prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Dorothy are asked to consider the London Regional Cancer Program or Sleeping Children Around the World. 

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Cathy ButtonSo many wonderful memories...at the cottage,camping or just for a visit....Dorothy will always live on in our memories......thinking of the whole family at this time.
Linda BallantyneSandra - my sympathies to you and you family on the loss of your mother
Ann Lenk Sincerest condolences Sandra, Paul, Dianne and family. I have been visiting with Dorothy a few times each month when I would visit with either my Jack Russell Terrier "Squirt" or my beagle "Kali" as volunteers with St. John's Ambulance Therapy Dogs. Dorothy was always so cheerful, despite her pain & we will sorely miss our visits with her. Kali has been stopping at her door every visit, even when she was in the hospital. I was hoping to come in for a quick visit at tonight's visitation, but having had surgery last week, I tire too easily and would not be comfortable standing for very long. Please accept my condolences at the loss of such a special lady.....we will all miss her very much. Warmest regards, Ann Lenk, Kali & Squirt ( in spirit )
MichelleBainDear Sandra, I would like to send you and your family my most sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I regret that I was not able to come to the visitation tonight and tell you in person how much I adored your Mom. She was a lovely soul who always had a smile on her face and a story to share. We laughed often at how similar we were in our enjoyment of cookies and fudge and she made me laugh admitting that she had gotten up in the middle of the night to eat just ONE more cookie from the pack you had brought her as she just couldn't stop thinking about them! Ginger also enjoyed the treats and attention she would get from your Mom. She hasn't liked not going in her room the last few weeks. You Mother was a special woman and I shall miss her dearly. My thoughts will be with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Michelle Bain
MichelleBainDear Sandra, I would like to send you and your family my most sincere condolences on the passing of your Mom. I regret that I was not able to come to the visitation tonight and tell you in person how much I adored your Mom. She was a lovely soul who always had a smile on her face and a story to share. We laughed often at how similar we were in our enjoyment of cookies and fudge and she made me laugh admitting that she had gotten up in the middle of the night to eat just ONE more cookie from the pack you had brought her as she just couldn't stop thinking about them! Ginger also enjoyed the treats and attention she would get from your Mom. She hasn't liked not going in her room the last few weeks. You Mother was a special woman and I shall miss her dearly. My thoughts will be with you and your family during this difficult time. Sincerely, Michelle Bain
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