Dorothy passed away at her home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, April 30, 2023 at the age of 68.
Beloved wife of Robert (Bob) Foster for almost 43 years. Cherished mother of Shawn Foster, and Mark Foster and mother-in-law of Sam Brown. Adored grandmother of Logan, and Hazel. Loving daughter of Marguerite Garrett and the late Wilfred Garrett (2002). Dear sister and sister-in-law of the late Joan (2020) and Dave McClary, Dave and Jane Garrett, Ann and Mark Scott, and Richard and Pamela Foster. Fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, and grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Predeceased by her parents-in-law Vera (Moore) and Trevor Foster.
Dorothy will forever be remembered for her love of people. She enjoyed people-watching and being around people. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family, her friends, and her patients during her almost 40 years of nursing and after she retired. She will be remembered for her smiling face, her bedside manner, and her ability to start a conversation with almost anyone she met. She was also a devoted and active member of the Siloam United Church congregation. She loved gardening and morning walks around the neighbourhood, and, in recent years, she enjoyed watching the Toronto Blue Jays on TV. She will be deeply missed by her family and her friends and anyone who knew her.
Special thanks to the caring and hard-working teams of London Regional Cancer Program and Palliative Care at London Health Science Centre.
In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Visitations will be held at Siloam United Church, 1240 Fanshawe Park Road East, London on Sunday, May 7th from 5 – 8 PM. and on Monday, May 8th from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Wearing a mask would be appreciated.
Dorothy’s memorial service will be held on Monday, May 8th at 11 AM, at Siloam United Church, with Rev. Sheila Macgregor officiating. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to join with them from the comfort of your home. Stream the service live or at your convenience by visiting https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8eXq2AMlQc.
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Cancer Society, or Siloam United Church in Dorothy’s memory.