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Dorothy Taplin

December 17, 1929 — January 24, 2024

Bracebridge

In the very early morning hours of January 24th, 2024, Dorothy passed away peacefully at Andy's House in Port Carling, Muskoka. She was surrounded by love with family by her side. She was in her 95th year.

Dorothy is predeceased by her beloved husband, Clifford (Cliff). She is survived by, and was the loving mother to, their three children Derek (Colette), Stewart, and Leslie. Cherished grandmother to Skylar Gostick (Brett), Brody (Kimmy), Rachel, Scott, Jacob (Danielle), and Sabrina. Proud great-grandmother to Whalen and Erica Dorothy.

Dorothy is also survived by her brother in-law Clare Taplin (Pat) as well as by several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Percy and Artisha (Heighton) Weston, her sister Edna, and her brothers Vernon and Glen.

Dorothy made it to see her 94th birthday and during those 94 years, she accomplished so many wonderful things we will always be proud of. Dorothy was born in River John, Nova Scotia. She was a very proud east coaster. She moved to Toronto in 1951 from Halifax, Nova Scotia with her brother Glen. Dorothy was a freelance fashion model and was featured in several fashion shows and magazines until 1959, when she married the love of her life Cliff. They first met when she attended Cliff’s birthday party with mutual friends in 1958 and they were married one year later.

Dorothy wasn't afraid to express herself and let you know your place if needed, but she loved wholeheartedly, and she was truly devoted to her family and friends. She absolutely adored her great-grandchildren, Whalen and Erica, and the love she had for them never went unnoticed. They brought immense joy to her life. 

Dorothy had a love for gardening and always had the most beautiful gardens in the neighbourhood. She was an avid reader and would easily read through two or three books a week. She found solace sitting in the warmth of the sun and catching up on her latest book. She loved to shop (and had quite the shoe collection!) and was known for her delicious home-cooked meals. She was also an amazing baker and will always be remembered for her scrumptious apple pies, butter tarts, and chocolate cream pies, just to name a few. Dorothy also enjoyed and completed several knitting projects over the years that many were blessed to receive.  

Dorothy was a member of the local ladies euchre club for 22 years. She was part of a ladies bowling league and regularly enjoyed a round or two of golf. She loved to listen to the music of Jim Reeves and Neil Diamond. She loved to dance and attended dances with Cliff frequently. Dorothy and Cliff could also be found spending their free time travelling. Some of those trips included travelling out east in the summer to visit her family, out West, California, Arizona, Bahamas, and more. They also enjoyed spending their winters in Florida during their later years. 

Dorothy was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who was deeply loved by her family and will be forever missed and always cherished.

 As per Dorothy's request, cremation has taken place and a private family interment will be held in the spring for Dorothy, as well as for Cliff. In memory of Dorothy, donations can be made to Andy's House, Hospice Muskoka https://www.hospicemuskoka.com/.

The family would like to give a heartfelt thank you to Dr. Hemens, Dr, Sanson, and Dr. Lees, as well as Kate, Kaitlin, Kim, and the rest of the wonderful staff at Andy's House for their care and compassion. 

 

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