Dorothy Turansky

Dorothy Turansky

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Obituary of Dorothy Turansky

(nee Neville)

Born 12 April 1924, in Greenwich, England, died peacefully with family by her side on 20 September 2015.

Predeceased by William, love of her life and thorn in her side of 63 years. Lovingly and proudly remembered by her daughters Susan (Diane), Kathryn, Laurel, Corinne, and Jacky; grandchildren Jason, Sara, Marlow, Megan, Amy, Devon, Raven, Ben, Micah and Brazil; great-grandchildren Kelsey, Brandon, Payden, Owen, River Alexander, Carsyn, Meyers, and Leone; and fur-kids Mikey and George.

It is impossible to sum up any life in a few short words and Dorothy’s 91 years and unabashed character are no exception: Brit, wife, mother, WWII WAAF veteran (mechanic), Canadian, friend, grandmother, grandnanny, sister, aunt, animal-lover, murder mystery addict, bird-watcher, accidental sharpshooter, free-thinker, gardener, truth-teller, beer drinker, quiet comedienne, fish & chips connoisseur, royal watcher, smartass, swimmer. Dorothy lives on in the acerbic wit and fierce independence of her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, in the memories of all who crossed her path, and in the perfect cup of tea - strong, milk first, no sugar (she’s sweet enough).


A Celebration of Dorothy's Life will be held at Northcutt Elliott Funeral Home on Saturday October 24th, 2015 at 2 pm. Family and friends are invited to gather from 1 - 2 pm. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the OSPCA or volunteering at your local hospital – Dorothy was blessed to have never been alone during her time in the hospital but many others are not so fortunate.