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Dorothy Dowding

Dorothy Jean Dowding

Sunday, February 7th, 1932 - Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
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Obituary

Dowding, Dorothy Jean (nee Mercer)

Passed away peacefully at Billings Court Manor with her family by her side on March 22, 2020 in her 89th year. Beloved wife of Robert for 65 years. Loving mother of Mary Pare (Robert) of Mississauga and Tom (Nancy) of Nottawa. Grandmother of Sarah Drexler (Cole), Robert Dowding and William Dowding. Survived by her sister Helen Hartford of New Liskeard. Dorothy grew up on a farm in Thamesford, Ontario, until her family moved to London where she attended public and high school. She was employed by London Life Insurance Company until she attended London Teachers College, where she graduated in 1954. She subsequently taught public school in a rural school in Jura, as well as Trenton and Burlington. Dorothy loved music and her piano, was interested in politics and for many years was an active tennis player. Above all she was an excellent homemaker and focused her life on her family and her church. She and Bob are long-time members of Burlington East Presbyterian Church.

A private family funeral will be held, followed by interment at Arkona Cemetery, Lambton Shores.
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Susun Eindhoven

Posted at 10:43pm
Mr. Dowding:
Please accept our sincere condolences on the passing of Dorothy . Remember the good times to try and ease the pain. I know that you both were very good friends to my Mom and Dad.

With the deepest of sympathy

Roy King and Sue Eindhoven (King)
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Janice Holden

Posted at 10:40am
Sending deepest sympathies to Bob and all the Dowding family from the Holden family. Dorothy was a great friend and an inspiration with her advice and musical gift. We will all miss her.
JM

Jim and Isabel McIlquham

Posted at 02:55pm
Our deepest sympathies to Bob and the Dowding family. Dorothy's lovely smile and gracious demeanor will be forever remembered. Jim and Isabel McIlquham
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