August 18, 1968 - February 6, 2018
On the 6th February 2018, our hearts broke when our dear Dorothy passed away. Our tears dropped and started to recall our memories with her and thought about who she was with us.
It was a pleasure knowing Dorothy. It’s an inspiration to know that before she moved to UAE and Canada, her life in the Philippines was straightforward and modestly devoted with her family. She grew up spending most her time with her brothers, sister and cousins. Family and friends were Dorothy’s passion, and lately her nieces and nephews became the love of her life, no wonder why she was never bothered of her singleness.
Things twisted with Dorothy when she had a chance to work in Abu Dhabi, UAE where she has been challenged with heavy work and fortunately gained a lot of friends. Although most of her time invested to her job, she found happiness when she visited and saw once in a while her dear brother Bebot’s family in Dubai, most especially when she was with her niece Sabrina, who she had always called “Kulasa”. She would always give something nice to Sabrina, enjoyed joking and cuddling together, while she had always complained on the freezing cold aircondition.
Dorothy has been blessed with another opportunity to live in Canada and through the support and encouragement of her cousins Alex & Annie she finally got her wish to be there. She was full of hopes and plans when she reached Canada but after a couple of years, she was diagnosed with stage 2 cancer, but it did not stop her to keep moving on her normal life with family in her thought as source of her happiness and inspiration. Despite of all the pains of chemotherapies, she remained optimistic, she appreciated how she was blessed by God, given her a privilege of free & proper medical treatment and to have had surrounded with kind people in Canada.
Dorothy’s strong character best shown from the time she was diagnosed with cancer until her passing into heaven. Dorothy had every right to cry, be mad or even fall into depression after her diagnosis but instead she loved and lived every moment she was given, neither hard times nor cancer would deprive her of who she was, she remained supportive and very strong until our God called her home.
Dorothy will be remembered as selfless daughter, sister & auntie who always had efforts to find ways and means to help and make her love ones happy, even her times were rough. She had been a cheerful and sincere friend, who always been interested in reaching out and willing to share anything in good or bad times, she could be frank sometime to tell if something was wrong with someone. She had been very sweet to make someone felt special, she would always excited and happy to send lovely gifts even she was very far as much as she had chances.
Dorothy was ever strong peaceful in her Christian faith and always had a special place in her heart for Lord Jesus Christ, she thanked and praised God even in darkest hours, sorrow and pain, till end of her life.
“Yun feeling na... for a few seconds you looked at your phone and thought na baka may comments and message from Dorothy…suddenly you realized she was gone forever!” Many would have related to this lonely feeling as Dorothy did reached out and messaged a lot. She was so far yet very closed to the heart of everyone she was able to reach out. She will be deeply missed by everyone! May our dear Dorothy rest in peace in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ!
The family and relative of Dorothy wish to thank all of those who cared for her during her last few months and to those softhearted people who have donated for her financial needs. God bless you all.
Relatives and friends are invited to a visitation at Choice Memorial (105-4715 13th Street NE) on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Funeral Service will be held at Choice Memorial (105-4715 13th Street NE) on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 3:00 pm.
To view and share photos, condolences and stories of Dorothy please visit www.choicememorial.com. Arrangements entrusted to the care of Choice Memorial Cremation & Funeral Services (403) 277-7343.