Dorothy Zehr

Dorothy Ruth Zehr (Morden)

Tuesday, June 26th, 1923 - Saturday, July 25th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Dorothy Zehr, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Close Window

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Dorothy's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Dorothy's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


ZEHR, Dorothy Ruth (nee Morden)
June 1923 – July 2020

After 97 fulfilling years, Dorothy passed away at Joseph Brant Hospital on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Predeceased by her first husband Harold Arthur Vaughan (December, 1976) and her second husband Aldine David Zehr (June, 2016). Dorothy was also predeceased by her youngest son James Andrew Vaughan (February, 1998).

Dorothy is survived by her sister Jean Morrison of Burlington. She is also survived by her sons Peter Vaughan (Barb) of St. Catharines, William Vaughan (Mary Ann) of Burlington and her step children Judy Hovi (Bill) of New Minas N.S., Christine Zehr (Sharon Barkley) of Milton and David Zehr of Toronto.

Dorothy was the proud grandmother of Jeffrey (Elaine) of B.C., Kate (Nicole) of Port Dalhousie, Jennifer (Cory) of Milton, Kristy (John) of Hamilton, Michelle of Hamilton and Heather (Rich) of Hamilton. Dorothy was also a proud step grandmother to Jon (Erin) of Nova Scotia and Mathew of Toronto. Dorothy was also great-grandmother (AKA GiGi) to Chloe, Harley, Oliver, Emily, Clayton, Adele, Halle, Brinleigh and Leo.

She was an active member of the Lutheran Church, had a beautiful soprano voice and sang with the Lister Choraleers as well as the church choir for many years. She initiated the formation of the 4th Auxiliary Boy Scout Troop of Stoney Creek. Dorothy was an avid bridge player. She worked as a bookkeeper as well as in real estate for several years.

Her family and friends plan to meet at a later date to celebrate her life. If desired, donations in memory of Dorothy to Grace Lutheran Church in Hamilton or a charity of choice would be sincerely appreciated. (Arrangements entrusted to SMITH’S FUNERAL HOME, BURLINGTON, 905-632-3333).
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Dorothy
No funeral details available.




We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Dorothy here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Kelly Scott

Posted at 07:22pm
To the Vaughn and Zehr family my sincere condolences to you all. She lived a long and full life indeed, and may she now rest in peace. I have so many fond memories of Dorothy Ruth. I first met her and Al in 1986 when I moved to Burlington and became friends with Christine. From that point on they always treated me like part of the family. I was included in any and all family gatherings, they lent a helping hand when needed, and offered a hug, cry, laugh or anything else. Dorothy and I connected on another level as she loved "dolly, yummy" things when it came to clothes, jewelry, home decor, whatever, and I'd always been know for matching everything and enjoying bright colourful things myself. My favourite story is the first time Christine and I had them for dinner in our new home in 1992. I set the dining room table with all my Royal Albert china and even had china place cards in front of the plates. Those place cards were mentioned over and over again as the years passed. We could have served kraft dinner and weiners for all she cared, but presentation was everything! There was also the time I found a purse to match her very colourful patterned jacket for her 70th birthday. The pleasure it brought her still brings a smile to my face. Thank you all for sharing this lovely lady with me. My thoughts and prayers are with all.
Kelly Scott (Walker)

Mount Royal IDA

Posted at 11:22am
Our deepest condolences to the Zehr family
Colleen and her team at Mount Royal IDA Pharmacy

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: