Dorothy Wardwell of Harrogate, B.C. passed gracefully to the Great Beyond on October 5th. Born in North Carolina in 1946, Dorothy met her life-long partner Will at University in Boulder, Colorado.
After living and working in San Francisco, they came north to Canada to make a new life and homestead in Harrogate, with Dorothy’s beautiful vegetable and flower gardens. After raising two sons, Dorothy followed her mother’s vocation and went back to school to become a registered nurse.
In addition to her bright and positive personality, Dorothy will be remembered by many as a caring and dedicated nurse in her many capacities in both the Invermere and Golden hospitals: home nursing, discharge planning, child birth education and managing the long term care facility, Duran Manor. She always went the extra distance to care for her patients and to advocate for them in the health system. Her generosity of spirit and loving concern for people’s welfare had no bounds.
A wonderful soul has left us and will be missed by all who knew her and were touched by her beautiful loving presence.
A celebration of her life will begin at 4 p.m. at the Wardwell farm in Harrogate on Saturday, October 12th.