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A Royal Canadian Navy Historical Project


In memory of those who have Crossed the Bar


Dorothy Ellen Drew




Born: 04 Apr 1924, Prongua, Saskatchewan


Died: 07 Apr 2020, Victoria, British Columbia


DREW, Dorothy Ellen - In loving memory of Dorothy Ellen Drew, her family wishes to announce the passing of their mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is the last of her generation in our family. Well done, Mum! She did exceptionally well to have lived alone in her own home until the past year. Since then she has been cared for by the wonderful staff at the Lodge at Broadmead. Dorothy's life revolved around her family. She could always be counted on to lend a hand. She was an excellent cook and made the best decorated birthday cakes a kid could ever want! Dorothy grew up on her parent's farm in Prongua, Saskatchewan. She worked in an ammunition factory before joining the RCNVR - WRENS in 1943 and served for 2 1/2 years. In 1947 she married Jim Drew (deceased in 1987). Dorothy chose to stay at home to raise her family. She loved cooking, painting ceramics, drawing and bird watching. In their retirement years she and Jim camped at Lake Cowichan and Island View Beach. After Dad passed, she quickly adapted to maneuvering her motor home into her narrow driveway and her campsite at Island View Beach. Later Mum volunteered with Thrifty Foods SenDial program and was extensively involved for many years with the Ex-Service Women's Branch #182 of the Royal Canadian Legion. She had fun travelling with friends but at her core, her family came first. She taught us the importance of family, how to have fun and the joy in helping others. Dorothy leaves behind with many happy memories, her children: Diane Land (John), Sandy Andrews (Ray) and Steve Drew (Tracy). As well, her grandkids, Jessica, Chris, Melinda, Travis, James and Spencer, Dorothy leaves, great grandkids: Zoe, Matteo, Charleigh, Rylie, Lucy and Dean and many nieces and nephews to mourn her passing. Many thanks and kudos to the wonderful caring staff at the Lodge at Broadmead. A Memorial will be held at a later date. No flowers please. Donations may be made to the Broadmead Care Society, the Royal Canadian Legion or charity of one's choice. (Victoria Times Colonist 11 Apr 2020)



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