Dorothy ROSENMAN

Dorothy ROSENMAN

Rosenman, Dorothy Joan.

Dorothy Rosenman passed away peacefully in White Rock, BC on Monday, January 5, 2015. Dorothy was born in Melita, Manitoba on June 29, 1919 to George and Nellie Carr. Along with sister Geraldine and brother Glenn, the Carr family moved to a homestead farm at Pipestone, Manitoba. After high school Dorothy graduated with top honors in hairdressing and manicuring at the Beautician College in Brandon, Manitoba she met her husband Victor of sixty-three years. During the wartime years their son Simon was born and the young family was stationed at RCAF bases at Gimli, Manitoba, and Moncton, New Brunswick, returning to Brandon for over forty years in various business enterprises where they were very supportive and active in community service organizations including the Brandon Chapter of the IODE. As one of the first female pilot graduates at the Brandon Flying Club, Dorothy worked with the Amelia Earhart Ninety-Nines International organization of Women pilots in creating the first Manitoba chapter for women aviators. Dorothy was a talented artist and supporter of the Allied Arts Center studying oils and watercolor with a number of noted mentors. Several trophies attest to her success and many friendships through curling and golf over the years in Brandon and later at Hazelmere in Surrey. Upon retirement in 1983, Victor and Dorothy moved to White Rock, BC to be closer to their grandchildren. They lived at Englesea Place until Victor’s passing in 2004 when Dorothy moved to the Peninsula Senior Retirement Residence where she was an active participant in many of its activities. After a recent brief illness Dorothy lived at Whitecliff Care Unit in White Rock. Dorothy is fondly remembered and survived by her three children, Simon (Marsoe) of Aldergrove, BC; Wayne (Joan) of Toronto, Ontario; and Terri-Lee (Allen) Wells of Langley, BC and her three grandchildren, Taisha (Bill ) Purper, Lindsey Wells, and Michael (Amanda) Wells and 4 great granddaughters. Private interment at Victory Memorial Park, Surrey, BC. A celebration of life will be arranged at later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation to the White Rock Hospice Society, 15510 Russell Avenue, White Rock, BC V4B 2R3 or the Brandon Area Community Foundation http://bacf.ca/about-bacf/history, Box 22096, Brandon, MB R7A 6Y9 would be appreciated.


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