Jones (Brown), Dorothy P. – Age 83, of Dartmouth, went to be with the Lord at home, unexpectedly, on March 31, 2017, with her loving husband by her side. Born in Saint John, N.B., and living her younger years in St. Martins, she was the daughter of the late Ainsley and Agnus (Moore) Brown (St. Martins).
She is survived by her devoted husband of 63 years, Walter E.; brothers-in-law, Arthur, Kamloops, B.C.; and Bob (Beth), Sechelt, B.C.; several cousins; many friends, her much-loved goddaughter, Lara; and “the daughter of her heart, but not of her body”, MaryAnne (Beaver) Bailey. She was predeceased by sisters-in-law, Evelyn and Tina.
Dorothy graduated from St. Stephen High School, University of New Brunswick and Dalhousie University. She met the man of her dreams in St. Martins, whom she married in 1953. Her faith and trust in God increased as her body (knees) failed. Dorothy loved and trusted Christ as her Saviour since her youth and found strength in the 23rd Psalm.
Dorothy and Walter resided in Montreal for six years, then in Ontario and New Brunswick. She taught school to thousands of young children in her 41-year career, who were never far from her thoughts. The couple retired in Dartmouth in 1992.
Dorothy also loved to travel, wintered in Florida, and visited Ireland (several times!), Scotland, England, Germany, and Italy. In her heart Dorothy was Irish and wishes her ashes to be scattered under a certain tree in Ireland. She and Walter raised miniature poodles, which she enjoyed showing, along with Pomeranians. She cultivated gladiolas and dahlias and was an avid member of the NS Dahlia Society for whom she judged in competitions.
Cremation has taken place under the direction of Arimathea Funeral Cooperative, Upper Musquodoboit. In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, a celebration of her life will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church, 17 Peter Court, Mineville, NS (902-829-3030). A reception will follow in the same location. Family flowers only, please. Memorial donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Nova Scotia or a charity of choice.
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