THUNDER BAY – Dorothy Chambers has been a fixture in Thunder Bay. From her bright red motorized scooter, one can hardly suggest wheelchair this dynamic lady has been all over the city supporting the Royal Canadian Legion, going around the Fort William Gardens on Remembrance Day.
Dorothy was always sharing a smile or words of wisdom and cheer with the many people she met every day.
Dorothy Chambers Obituary
Dorothy Mary Chambers, age 91, resident of Glengowan Place, passed away peacefully and gracefully on October 30, 2013.
Born on May 22, 1922, she was raised and educated in Fort William. Dorothy was a driver in the RCAF Women’s Division WWII and was self employed as a professional driving instructor, also with the Lakehead Board of Education Driver’s Ed program, involved in many forms of safe driving in the city and past president of CAA North/East Ontario.
In 1992, Dorothy received the Canada 125 medal for significant contributions to her community; in January 2013 she received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee medal which honoured significant contributions and achievements by Canadians.
Our mom lived life to the fullest and was given the gift of a full circle of life. She was a dignified veteran, a proud Canadian and we are all extremely proud of her. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by daughters Bev Francis (Bruce) and Carol Chorkawy (Don). Grandchildren Kim, Kiza (James), JJ (Beth), Brittany (Brett), Bree (Matt), Greg and Steven. Great-grandchildren Delilah, Dexter, Nicholas and Henry. Predeceased by her husband of 46 years, Jack in 1993, infant son Evan in 1959 and siblings Mable, Evelyn and George.
A memorial service to celebrate Dorothy’s amazing life will be held at St. Paul’s Anglican Church at 11am on Saturday November 9th with Archdeacon Deborah Kraft officiating.
A Royal Canadian Legion Branch 6 service will be held. If friends desire, in lieu of flowers, donations to Alzheimer’s Society of Thunder Bay or Shelter House would be greatly appreciated by the family.