Dorothy Jean Callaway

Dorothy (nee Thompson) Callaway

December 20, 1925 ~ April 18, 2014

Dorothy passed away April 18, 2014 at Swan Valley Lodge, Creston BC at age 88.

Born December 20, 1925 in Chapman Camp (Kimberley) BC, Dorothy was raised and went to school in Chapman Camp. She then met Roger Callaway and they were married in 1946 at Wynndel, BC. From there Dorothy followed her husband in his air force career eventually having six children.

Dorothy often reminisced about a train adventure in 1959. They were moving from Sea Island, BC to Cold Lake, Alberta. She would say “Imagine taking five boys from one to twelve years old and an infant baby girl that far on a train. Talk about having your hands full”. Some of her most pleasant times were family vacations at her parents in Wynndel and camping trips. After raising her family Dorothy worked as a home care aide into the 1990’s.

Dorothy was a very active person. She was a member of the United Church, Al-Anon, Girl Guides, Wynndel Women’s Auxiliary, fitness clubs and bowling. She also enjoyed baking, canning, knitting and playing cards. Helping others was an important part of her life.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Joseph and Gertrude Thompson; brother Melvyn and sister Shirley Thompson.

She is survived by six children, fourteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren and stepbrother Ron Evens.

A special thank you to Swan Valley Lodge, United Church, Shirley Luke, Dr. LeRoux and G.F. Oliver Funeral Chapel for your loving care.

A Celebration of Life was held at United Church on May 3, 2014 in Creston, BC.

She will be greatly missed by many. Love, Dream and Inspire!


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