Dorothy PAWSON

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Evangeline Pawson (nee Carlson) announces her sudden but quiet passing on March 20, 2015 at the age of 90. Dorothy was born on March 1, 1925 in Rainy River, Ontario. As a teen her family moved to Surrey, BC where she attended high school at Queen Elizabeth Secondary. In 1946, she married Allan Pawson in St. Helen’s Church and began life as a wife and mother. Dorothy and Al raised their 5 children on 129 St among wonderful neighbours and friends, many of whom attended her 90th birthday party last month. Upon Al’s retirement from longshoring, they moved to “the farm” in Mission and spent 25+ years enjoying life in “god’s country” which they shared with their children, grandchildren and many of the great- grandchildren too. Many memorable summers and Christmas’s were spent together in that wonderful place. Dorothy was generous of heart, giving many hours of volunteer service to her community well into her senior years as well as donations to charities that mattered to her and her family. She was also a keen card player, bingo and yahtzee enthusiast and lover of sweets – all of which she enjoyed partaking in with her grandchildren. Dorothy moved to Langley and spent her last years close to her family, enjoying vacations and time with friends. She attended Christmas concerts, hockey & soccer games, birthday parties and grad ceremonies watching her great grandchildren grow up. She was a huge fan of large family gatherings and especially enjoyed summertime parties at Cultus Lake with everyone. Dorothy was a cheerful, fun loving woman until the end. Predeceased by her husband in 2003, she will be greatly missed by her brother Bill and sisters Delores and Bea, children Phyllis, Linda, Nancy, Alana (Ray) & David (Denise), 10 grandchildren & their spouses and 17 great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by many extended family members and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Friday March 27, 2:00 pm at Murrayville Hall (21667 48th Ave) in Langley. In lieu of flowers and in memory of Dorothy’s giving nature, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.