Dorothy Louise Smith

Passed 02/17/2023


Obituary For Dorothy Louise Smith

Dorothy Louise Smith

Dorothy Smith of Middleton, Nova Scotia passed away at age 88 on February 17, 2023 in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Dorothy was born in Nappan (near Amherst), Nova Scotia to Cassie and Harold Smith, the second of three children.

Her career as a schoolteacher included the School for the Deaf in Amherst, many Air Bases in Canada and finally to Greenwood Air Base until her retirement in 1990. She took enormous joy in all her classrooms of children and maintained a keen interest in their progress throughout their lives.

Dorothy was a long-time resident of Kingston and Middleton in the Annapolis Valley. She was a member at Middleton United Church where she held many leadership roles including those with children. She expressed her love of music in many ways and sang for over 50 years in the church choir.

Dorothy had a great zest for life and a keen interest in her local community and the wider world. She travelled extensively with many friends and beautifully documented her travels and experiences. She loved attending Berwick United Church Camp each summer and livened up Dorm A for decades. Her caring nature and infectious sense of fun always made her the perfect person to spend time with.

Dorothy is predeceased by her parents and her brother Elton Smith. She is survived by her nieces Sandy, Janice and Heather, her sister Alice Rougoor in Niagara Falls and nephews Harold, Jerry and Wayne and great nieces and nephews. Aunt Dorothy was a huge presence in our family’s lives at all ages and stages, and she will be dearly missed. Our heartfelt thanks to Parkland at the Lakes and the Palliative Care Team for the wonderful care Dorothy received during her final months.

A memorial service will be held in Middleton at a later date, and internment will be in the family plot in Amherst. Donations in Dorothy’s memory can be made to Berwick United Church Camp or St. John’s United Church in Middleton.

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  • 02/25/2023

    I was so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Dorothy was a good friend. I will always remember the fun luncheons we had in Middleton after church every Sunday until I moved from Middleton. Dorothy often spoke lovingly about her nieces and their families. My thoughts and prayers are with her family at this time. Carole Dukeshire

  • 02/21/2023

    Sincere sympathy on the passing of Dorothy. I met her in 1988-1989 teaching at Ecole Russell C. Gordon School, the year she decided to retire. Since then, we remained friends and enjoyed sharing memories, news and laughs whenever we saw each other. She will be greatly missed. Prayers for her family and relatives. Linda (and Darrell) Winott, Nictaux.

  • 02/21/2023

    To: Sandy, Clark, Janice and Bill: We were saddened to hear of Dorothy's passing. We extend our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the family. Laurie will miss his birthday sister at Berwick where we spent many birthday celebrations together. Our thoughts and Prayers are with the family at this time. Laurie and Georgina Naugler

  • 02/21/2023

    I was indeed saddened to learn of Dorothy's passing. I have so many happy memories of her effervesence, her infectious love of life as expressed in the St. John's United choir, Middleton Choral Society and NSCF choir camps at Berwick.

  • 02/21/2023

    I remember Dorothy from her years in Greenwood and Middleton. She always had a smile on her face and was a cheerful person to chat with. My condolences to her family.

  • 02/20/2023

    I met Dorothy over 25 years ago when my children were young. I remember exactly like in her picture here, always with a smile and up for a chat. My deepest condolences to family and friends.

  • 02/19/2023

    I met " Aunt Dorothy " a number of times through my wonderful friendship with Janice. She was always cheerful, energetic and kind.

  • 02/19/2023

    Aunt Dorothy lived a wonderful life full of love and kindness and had an infectious sense of humor. She was the type of person who could relate to all ages and her warm personality drew people to her immediately. She was very active in her church and community and was part of choral groups and choirs for over 50 years. All our lives we heard many stories of the wonderful children she taught and loved. Growing up she was the most cherished part of Christmas and birthdays and as children we couldn't wait to receive her "reel to reel" tapes in the mail. Mom would play them on our tape recorder and we would sit for hours - entertained by her songs and stories - my first introduction to social media!! I will miss her dearly but wonderful memories will keep her alive in my heart forever - Janice (niece)


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    Alison & Tara Beaulieu ❤️❤️ planted 2 trees in memory of Dorothy Louise Smith . - 02/21/2023

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