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Dorothy Elizabeth Lamoureux

November 27, 1927 – September 21, 2022

It is with heartfelt sadness we say goodbye to our beloved mother and grandmother. After 94 years of living her best life, mom passed away peacefully in her sleep.

She was born Dorothy Tipman in Edmonton, Alberta, lived on homesteads in Stettler and Shining Bank before marrying Ward Lamoureux shortly after WWII. Mom and dad struggled to make ends meet in Edmonton with dad working three jobs, so they bundled their three daughters up, traded their house for a truck and moved to Fort Smith, N.W.T. with dad eventually getting a job with the forest service.

She wrote stories of her first year in the north, despite the hardships of frozen water, wood stoves and cold -44 winters, they loved living there. Mom embraced northern experiences including joining the Women’s Institute in Fort Providence. A move to the Yukon followed in 1964 with dad’s promotion, and there they stayed until they both retired to Sicamous BC.

She loved taking us girls, friends and cousins camping, berry picking, climbing mountains, fishing and moose hunting, and canoe trips with dad. She made sure we had the opportunities to experience the joy she found in this wonderful world.

Mom was active in her church guilds, the Legion and the Girl Guides of Canada, She also worked for the government as the Lands Recording Clerk and at the motor vehicle department for many years. She enjoyed experiencing other countries and traveled as often as possible collecting great stories to share.

Mom is predeceased by her husband Ward Lamoureux, parents Michael Tipman and Grace and Jack Dixon, brother Ken Tipman, daughter Laurie Rossi and great-granddaughter Emily Ennas. Missing her are daughters Lynn (Amerigo) and Cathy (Rejean), and grandchildren Gabrielle, Mark (Tina), Mathew, David (Ellie). There will be an interment for mom and Laurie in Westbank this spring.

Comments (1)

DEBORAH INGRAM on Oct 17, 2022 at 6:08 pm

I remember Dorothy and Ward from my years in Fort Smith and here in Whitehorse. My condolences to the family. Ward taught me to play guitar and I stayed with them in Takhini in 1969. Fond memories for sure.


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