Dorothy MERRETT

Dorothy MERRETT

Dorothy Frances (Milloy) Merrett

Mom passed away peacefully last week at Abbotsford Regional Hospital at the age of 88 under the comforting and compassionate care of the staff on “Cheam 3”. She was born near a quaint little Ontario town called Fenelon Falls. She was one of five sisters and grew up in an idyllic rural setting. After a wonderful childhood, she taught grades 1-6 in a one room rural school before attending Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto where she met and married Rev. Donald C. Merrett. Children Ruth McMonagle (Trevor) and John (Cathy) came along in due course and the Don and Dorothy Merrett family adventure that spanned residency from Quebec to British Columbia, began. After 64 years of a happy and loving marriage together, Dad went to be with the Lord last year. Mom was totally devoted and committed to her family and it was only through her “keeping the home fires burning” that Dad’s extensive Christian service with its frequent travel was possible. She was a strong and committed Christian woman who did everything she could to share her faith and to be a good example for others. She loved people – she was very hospitable to the many folks that so frequently came to the Merrett home and in later years, the wonderful staff at Bevan Lodge frequently commented on Mom being the kindest and sweetest woman in the establishment. She managed the family’s modest financial resources with great care and effectiveness. She was a collector, she loved travel and she loved and stayed close to her four sisters and their families. She loved singing and was involved in many choirs over the years. She was particularly close to her six grandchildren and their spouses, Natalie (Sean), Graham (Roberta), John Jr. (Heather), Carlee (Brent), Kristin (Blaine), Liam and more recently, her 11 adoring great- grandchildren. God Blessed our families’ lives through very close relationships amongst Mom and her kids, grandkids and great-grandkids. She is now reunited with Dad and with her Lord and Savior and will be deeply missed. A memorial service in Mom’s honour will be held Saturday, January 24th at 1:00 p.m. at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Abbotsford. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Donald and Dorothy Merrett Scholarship Fund at Trinity Western University in Langley (attn: Inga Warnock).”


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