Dorothy  Turner

Obituary of Dorothy Ann Turner

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It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of Dorothy Ann Turner, 77 in Halifax on April 23rd, 2024. Born Dorothy Comeau on May 10th, 1946, in Weymouth, Nova Scotia, she lived a vibrant and full life. Raised by Camile and Pauline Comeau, who predeceased her, Dorothy is survived by her children, Colin (SuSu Maung) Turner (Boston, MA), Stefanie Turner (Halifax, NS) with whom she loved dearly and was devoted to teaching valuable life lessons through her actions as much as her words. Dorothy is also survived by her granddaughter, Riley Turner, her sisters, Jeanette Gray, Vera (Herb) Robicheau, and brother, Paul Comeau, several nieces and nephews, many friends, former husband Douglas Turner, and her first mate, a little dog named Captain Floof. All of Dorothy’s family and friends can attest to her fun-loving spirit and ability to make friends in any situation. She was also known for her wit, courage, and love of all things chocolate. Dorothy's zest for life was exemplified through her sense of adventure and active lifestyle. She traveled in North America, Asia, Africa and Europe, with a particular love for hiking in Switzerland. Locally, Dorothy was a member of the Chebucto Hiking Club and Ski Club 30, and also embraced snowshoeing, cross country skiing, skating, and cycling. As a lifelong gardener, Dorothy was an active member of the Dahlia Society of Nova Scotia, Westmore Garden Club, and the Daylily Society. She found joy in cultivating her beautiful flower garden, in particular dahlias, which were her favorite. Dorothy developed a love and passion for nurturing monarch butterflies. Her excitement would begin in June as she watched the returning monarchs land on milkweed plants to lay their eggs. She enjoyed carefully nurturing and feeding the caterpillars, then eagerly monitoring each cocoon until the last butterfly emerged and took flight. In honoring Dorothy, let’s remember her strength, resilience, and her ability to brighten the lives of all who knew her. The family wishes to send a special thank you to Dr. Elana Murphy and Dr. Simon Houston at the QEII for their excellent care and compassion. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lung Association. A Celebration of Life to honour Dorothy will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 26th, at The Sanctuary Arts Centre located at 100 Ochterloney Street in Dartmouth.

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm
Sunday, May 26, 2024
The Sanctuary Arts Centre
100 Ochterloney Street
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Dorothy  Turner

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Dorothy Turner

1946 - 2024

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