Dorothy was born October 14, 1924 to Lee and Nora Newgard at Francois Lake, B.C.
Dorothy became postmistress in Houston after her grandmother who was postmistress died. Many remember Dorothy as the first 4-H Club leader in Houston and she also worked for years as a teacher in the Jack and Jill School.
After retirement Dorothy raised goats and she loved children and animals. A ‘Celebration of Life’ service was held February 23rd at the Houston Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Larry Ballantyne. ?Pianist was Michaela Brown and the usher was Jonathan Ruiter. Tristan Armstrong and Yvette Stoelwinder had the guest book and refreshments were served after the service by the Ladies of the Baptist Church.
Dorothy is survived by five children:?~ Anne (Bill) Harkema of Vancouver, B.C.?~ Dorothy (Henry) Reitsma of Houston?~ Martin (Lydia) Ruiter of Vanderhoof, B.C.?~ Walter Ruiter of Sechelt, B.C.?~ Perry (Leslie) Ruiter of Victoria, B.C.
She is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.
Dorothy is survived by her siblings:?~ Neta Gerow of Burns Lake?~ Anne (Pete) Baggerman of Houston?~ Stan (Irene) Newgard of Houston?~ Nancy (Carl) Szydlik of Houston?~ Grace Gervais of Edmonton.
Dorothy is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.