February 4, 1946 – September 2, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Dorothy Sartore (Woolfson) passed away unexpectedly and peacefully, following a short battle with cancer. Beloved daughter of the late Kathleen and Noel Woolfson, wife of the late Jack Sartore and partner to the late Ian Seal. Dorothy left this world in the presence of her loving immediate family Nicole, Michelle and Jill at the Nanaimo Regional General Hospital on September 02, 2023 at the age of 77.
Her three daughters Nicole (Stephen Babuin), Michelle (Mark Lawson), Jill (Koda – Yellow Labrador) and five grandchildren Victoria, Jack, Gemma, Ben and Paige will greatly miss their mom and nana.
Her extended family and friends in Canada and abroad will cherish the memories of their time spent with Dorothy.
Dorothy was born in Nanaimo on February 04, 1946. Her father’s military career provided an opportunity for the family to spend time in Kamloops and Camp Borden before returning to Nanaimo.
Dorothy attended the University of Victoria graduating with a degree in teaching and over the span of decades taught kindergarten and elementary with School District 68. She was a dedicated, caring and compassionate teacher retiring in 2007 from Rock City School. In retirement Dorothy joined the Kool & Child family where she continued to share her passion for teaching (Kool School House) until the store closed December 2022.
Outside of her working career she contributed to the community by volunteering for numerous charities and organizations – Tourism Nanaimo, Meals on Wheels, Nanaimo Airport, Salvation Army, Hospice to name a few.
She loved spending time socializing in her patio garden, live theatre, as well as in group activities such as curling, book/dinner clubs, playing cards and baking rhubarb muffins for all to enjoy.
She enjoyed spending Christmas and special occasions with friends, travelling abroad and visiting her grandchildren in Issaquah, Sault Ste. Marie and many adventures with Jill, special friend Wallace and Koda. She made friends wherever she traveled and spread joy to all through conversation, her style and attire.
Dorothy was loved by many and has now exchanged her scarves and shoes for angel wings. We will miss her greatly, but she will live on in our hearts through memories.
The family would like to thank the NRGH fifth floor and palliative care team for their care and compassion, with a special thank you to Dr. Love.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to: Kids International Development Society (KIDS) or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Arrangements entrusted to Sands Funeral Chapel. A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church on Friday, November 10, 2023 at 1 pm, followed by a Celebration Of Life at the Nanaimo Curling Club at 2:30 pm.
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