Dorothy Scott
Dorothy Scott

Obituary of Dorothy Irene Scott

Dorothy was predeceased by sisters Margaret, Phyllis and Shirley and brother George.


She will be lovingly remembered by nieces Myra Murchison, Kathy Dupuis, Gail Steffensen and Leslie Way; nephew Dale Murchison; and Doreen and Glen Hicks as well as numerous family members and friends.


Ninety five years lived to the fullest. Dorothy had a passion for travel, adventure and especially caring for her patients, saving the environment and animals.


Born in Boissevain, Manitoba she enjoyed life on the farm, sharing memories of climbing the windmill against her Mom’s wishes and playing in the barn with the cats. This was the beginning of a lifelong affection for her feline friends.


She had several cats in her lifetime and many cat books, framed art and trinkets- a true “cat” lady.


After high school she moved to Winnipeg and attended the School of Nursing at Victoria General Hospital. Upon graduation in 1950 she moved to Montreal for a nursing position and became an avid skier and travelled to many ski areas in Europe. Her next adventure was a nursing job in Bermuda for a year. She then moved to California Burlingame, Palo Alto and settled in Pacifica along the coast until she retired.  While in California she spent many weekends on the slopes around Lake Tahoe.


Living in Pacifica she became involved with a group of like minded people striving to save the city from unsafe overdevelopment. She worked hard fundraising and attending council meetings. The group of lifelong friends were successful  - Sweeney Ridge was added to the Golden Gate National Wilderness Area by Friends of Pacifica.


She actively supported many animal protective organizations and adopted several stray cats.


Her lifelong career thrived. First, working in the surgery department in Burlingame and then at Stanford University Hospital in the emergency room. As well as additional departments and managing the outpatient surgery department at the end of her career. Throughout her career she formed lasting lifelong friendships. The nurse’s reunions were always a favourite fun time of hers to reminisce with friends.


Upon retirement after 40 years of nursing she decided to move home to Winnipeg to be closer to family but she never forgot her California friends and co-workers. As soon as she settled into her condo she adopted two cats to make it her home.


Dorothy (or Auntie Dody) was a wonderful woman who had many friends and the “nurse” in her was never lost, as she was always showing concern for others.


We will all miss you greatly.


Thank you to Misericordia Health Centre for the amazing care and support.

If friends desire, donations can be made to an animal shelter.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.


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