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Dorothy Tennant

April 9, 1923 - June 7, 2013


Dorothy May Tennant (nee Rolls) passed away peacefully on Friday June 7, 2013 at Mariposa Gardens in Osoyoos after seven years of Alzheimer’s. Dorothy was always a kind and peaceful person. She had a wonderful life with Duncan. They would have celebrated 70 years of happily married life this year.

Dorothy was born in Hedley, BC on April 9, 1923. She moved to Vancouver with her family in 1931 where she attended and graduated from Kitsilano High School which is where she met Duncan. They were married at Canadian Memorial Church in 1943.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Duncan; sons Bruce and Bob (Senka); seven grandchildren Chantal (Clint) Melisa, Daniel, David, Oliver, Victoria and Michael as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her son John David in 1983.

Dorothy and Dunc traveled extensively and went on fifteen medical missions with the Medical Missions International Society. They worked in places as diverse as Rwanda, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Dorothy would fit hundreds of artificial eyes while Dunc examined and fitted thousands of pairs of glasses.

In 1997 they moved to Osoyoos to enjoy the sunshine.

A Christian graveside service will be held at the Osoyoos Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.

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Arrangements entrusted to Nunes-Pottinger Funeral Service & Crematorium, Oliver & Osoyoos. 



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From: Dr. Newman Song
Relation: Dr. Duncan Tennant - Colleague..

Dear Dunc,

Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Lok and I saw Dorothy’s obituary in the North Shore News this morning. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of your grieving.

“To be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.”
” Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4

Lok and Newman Song.

From: Marvin Kilback and Edith Schwarz
Relation: Friends of Bob and Senka

Dear Duncan, Bob and Senka and Family,
Our thoughts of deepest sympathy are with you.
Marvin and Edith

From: Jim & Janice Thompson
Relation: Friend & Colleague


We were so pleased to have visited Dorthy last year.

The quote that typifies our years of knowing Dorthy is “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.”

The Lord be with you.

Jim & Janice Thompson

From: Graeme Webb
Relation: Family friend

Dear Mr. Tennant
It was a pleasure to have known Mrs. Tennant and yourself and I send my deepest condolences at this difficult time. I’m still with the women you met at Melisas wedding and our blended families are all doing fine, but I could sure use a good optometrist.
Love Graeme

From: Tony and Ruth Hume
Relation: Friend of the family

Dear Duncan, Bob, Senka, Bruce and extended family:
Our thoughts are with you all at Dorothy’s passing. She was such a wonderful warm person.
I remember many good times at the house in North Vancouver where she would always have a snack ready after school for whoever showed up. I also remember the day that Bob, Mal and I drove off in our bus and Dorothy (and Duncan) waved us goodbye wondering if they would ever see that old school bus and their son again.
Duncan I can only imagine your loss after a 70 year love affair.

Fond regards,
Tony and Ruth

From: Florence Cuthbert
Relation: Working at Edgemont

My sympathy to Duncan. Dorothy was a friendly, gentle lady Flo.

From: Tim Frewer
Relation: Long time neighbours and friends

Duncan, Bob, Bruce and family

Our thoughts are with you.
Dorothy was such a kind person to me growing up. I will remember her for her kindness and genteel way of being.

We celebrate your marriage too- and Dunc’s showing us all what commitment and love really look like.

Tim and Mary Frewer

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