Turcott, Dorothy

TURCOTT, Dorothy

1946 - 2022

In the early hours of March 8, 2022, after battling cancer for 18 months, Dorothy Florence Turcott slipped away with her daughter by her side. 

Born in Virginiatown on December 4, or December 6, 1946 (her mom said the 6th and her birth certificate said the 4th), Dorothy spent most of her life living, working and raising a family in her hometown.

Dorothy married Bruce Turcott in 1967 and they raised 2 children, Raymond and Karen together. She worked as a telephone operator for Northern Telephone and as a Postal Clerk for Canada Post. 

As she neared retirement, Dorothy started her best job ever as the role of Granny to her grandson Thomas. She took up road hockey and played goalie for Thomas out in the driveway or in the kitchen with mini sticks.

When Bruce was diagnosed with dementia, Dorothy cared for him until his passing in 2019. The two were rarely seen apart during this time. 

In 2019, Dorothy left Virginiatown and moved to Kirkland Lake to be closer to family. 

Dorothy is predeceased by her parents, Douglas and Mary Hart, her sisters Muriel and Myrna, sisters in law Liliane Turcott, Mary Turcott and Linda Hart, brother in law Brian Turcott, her son Raymond Turcott and her Husband of 52 years, Bruce Turcott.

She is survived by her daughter Karen Armstrong (Jim Fox), grandchildren Thomas Armstrong, Ella and Jude Fox, her brothers Butch Hart, Lloyd Hart and his wife Pat, Brothers in law Earl Turcott, Lloyd Turcott, sister in law Cindy Portelance, many nieces and nephews and her cat, Rusty.

Thank you to Betty Smallwood of Timiskaming Palliative Care, the 4th floor staff as well as Sierra and Kristen at the hospital for your kindness and compassion during Dorothy’s final weeks, to Kelico, Sherry, Pat and Cindy for the hours spent sitting with us at the hospital, to Pat Hart for caring for Rusty during Dorothy’s illness, to Luc for adopting Rusty and to all friends and family for your support throughout this difficult journey.

Dorothy did not wish to have a funeral so please take the time to remember her as a woman who faced cancer with dignity and bravery and remained positive to the end without complaint. If you would like to make a donation to to Timiskaming Palliative care in Dorothy’s memory, it would be greatly appreciated.


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Dorothy

I am giving you my condolences to you and your family Karen Armstrong.

Julie larochelle , le 9 mars 2022

Hart and Turcott families

to the families of this beautiful woman, my sincerest condolences go out to all of you ive known Dot since i was a child living in virginiatown, she always had a smile and a glint in her eye always gentle and so loving i will miss her dearly as with a lot of others she is now back with her bruce we lost an angel here on earth may she rest in peace hugs to all

patricia hume, le 9 mars 2022

Family

Our deepest sympathies to the Family

Colleen Callin, le 9 mars 2022

Lloyd and family

Sincere condolences on the loss of your Dorothy , she was always smiling and took the time to stop for a chat every time I ran into her in town.

Cathy Gray (nee Pascoe) , le 9 mars 2022

TURCOTT FAMILY

I was so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Always enjoyed our conversations.
She always had a smile.

Suzanne Mailloux, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

Our condolences !
Gone too soon ! We will meet up for lunch someday , say Hi to Lil for me! You will be missed!

Kim Spack, le 9 mars 2022

Karen

My deepest sympathies on your loss thinking of you

Sean McCarthy, le 9 mars 2022

Turcott family

My sympathy to you and family God bless Dorothy

Lise plante, le 9 mars 2022

Lloyd and family

My deepest condolences. I will miss Dorothy's smile which was so addictive. She was a selfless lady.
We had good times and I will cherish them always.

Carmen Chenier, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and the Turcott Family

My deepest sympathy to you and your Family at this really sad and difficult time...so sorry for your loss.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, le 9 mars 2022

Mrs. Turcott.

I will always remember you as a kind neighbor and one of Santa's Helpers. Rest In Peace.

Hughie Armstrong, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

Our sympathies for the loss of your mom. I She was such a nice lady, and always cheerful. She will be missed.
Take care

Line Lamontagne , le 9 mars 2022

Karen, Thomas and family

My condolences to you, Thomas and Family. I was fortunate enough to get this great lady as my neighbour and friend. We enjoyed a lot of good times together. This beautiful lady will be missed by all who knew her. ❤️

Sandra, le 9 mars 2022

Dorothy’s family

We would like to convey our deepest Sympathies to everyone.
Dorothy was one of a kind and we will miss her smiles and laughter when we visited my brother Bill Hrushowy next door.

Cathy & Shawn Kelly, le 9 mars 2022

Dorothy and family

We shared a driveway for many a year. Best neighbour ever. Sincere condolences to family

Bill Hrushowy , le 9 mars 2022

Turcott family

Our deepest condolences to the family.

Françoise & Jean-Yves Godin , le 9 mars 2022

all family

So sorry to hear.Bless you all.

jackie, le 9 mars 2022

Karen

My deepest sympathy in these saddest times.

Gary Reynolds, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

Ernie and I send heartfelt condolences on the loss of Dorothy. I had opportunities it to have a few conversations with your Mom she was such a kind person and never had a complaint ever. She will be missed. Hold your memories close she is always with you. Rest in Peace Dorothy.

Cindy Girbig and Ernie Girbig, le 9 mars 2022

Karen

I’m so so very sorry to read about your Mom’s passing. Dottie was a wonderful long distance friend.
Again, I’m so very sorry and sad.
My deepest sympathies.

Vicha (Ostapiej) Hajdamowicz, le 9 mars 2022

family

with heavy heart , I send my condolences to the family ,
she will be remembered by me for sure as a long time resident near me .

victor kowbassa, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and Turcott Family

So saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was such a lovely lady. We always stopped for a chat whenever we’d run in to each other around town. Positive, happy and always smiling is how I will remember her. Devoted to and so proud of her family. Condolences to you all.

Claire Peters, le 9 mars 2022

Karen Armstrong

My deepest sympathies to you and your family Karen. Your Mom was a special woman.

Corinne St. Jarre, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

Aww I am so very sad to hear of Dorthys passing. I truly enjoyed our conversations these last few years.
I did know her cancer returned but did not realize how sick she was.
I will miss your wonderful mom greatly. My deepest and sincerest sympathy.
Sue Guindon-Sheldon

Susan guindon sheldon, le 9 mars 2022

Karen

So sorry for your loss for you and the family ,i was so surprised i talked to her on facebook she surely will be missed .

Claire, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

My deepest condolences for your loss .

Francis Dorval , le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

I am so very sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing — her pain and suffering has ended and we must be happy for her .
Have not seen her lately due to Covid but I surely will miss joking with her and her constant smile and cheery attitude.
Deepest condolences from Dave and I .

Dave and Betty Oehring , le 9 mars 2022

the family of Dorothy Turcott

Please accept our sincerest condolences. She was a lovely person.

Kindest regards,
Dorothy and Patrick Michiel
Prince George BC

Patrick Michiel, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and Thomas

I am so sorry to hear about your Mom/Grandma's passing.
She was an amazing person/and friend... we were so close when I lived in V-Town, and it continued when I moved back south..
My heart breaks for you both and your families..
Karen and Thomas, she was so very proud of you both.. You were her world.
R.I.P. My very very dear friend..

Debbie Vitez, le 9 mars 2022

Turcotte Family

Please accept my sincere condolences during these difficult times. Always enjoyed our conversations out on the deck with the ladies. You are in my heart and prayers. Margo Lafrance

Margo Lafrance , le 9 mars 2022

Turcott Family

We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest In Peace Mrs Turcott. ❤️ Say hello to Mr Turcott. XO

Dominique Demers, le 9 mars 2022

Turcott Family

We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest In Peace Mrs Turcott. ❤️ Say hello to Mr Turcott. XO

Dominique Demers, le 9 mars 2022

Family

I had the pleasure of teaching Dorothy in an adult swimming class a couple of years ago. She was so positive, determined and funny (and possibly the oldest person to go down the slide at the complex). I am so grateful to have met her, she made an impact on my life during our short experience together.

Paige Clarke, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and Thomas

George and I are heartbroken. We had such a wonderful time this past summer reminiscing and catching up while your mom stayed at our place in Elora while she was doing treatments. Our friends welcomed her with open arms and they are missing her too. My Aunt Dorothy was such a loving aunt and we had a great connection. I’m going to miss our talks but will treasure the moments we had this past summer. She was amazed at the cardinals that would visit our deck. I’m sure I will get a special visit❤️❤️ Just remember how much your mom loved you and Thomas who was the number one grandson!! Sending our love

Laurie(Hart) Rogers, le 9 mars 2022

Turcott Family

We are never ready to say goodbye forever even though we know it is a part of life. This day our hearts are heavy for losing someone so special, but as we mourn your death, we also celebrate your life. Rest In Peace Mrs Turcott. ❤️ Say hello to Mr Turcott. XO

Dominique Demers, le 9 mars 2022

Dorothy's family

Dorothy will be greatly missed, she always had a kind smile and a friendly hello

Mark jensen, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

I am so very sorry for your loss Karen. Your mom was a wonderful person.

Lauri Lambert, le 9 mars 2022

Karen, Thomas and family

As cottagers on Round Lake, we met Dorothy at the Pool. Had some lovely talks there and afterwards at Macdonalds. She was a kind and very gracious lady. Always cheerful and loved life. She told of her fun times at the lake with you. She will be missed by many. Hugs to all of you.

Irene and Gary Krupa, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

My sincerest condolences to you and your family. She will always be with you – in your heart and in your memories.

Robin Marshall, le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

My heart breaks for you and your son Karen as i know how very close you were to your mom. She has left you with so many lovely memories and i hope they will help to get you through the difficult days ahead. Heaven has gained another angel. RIP Dorothy. Gloria Semple

gloria semple, le 9 mars 2022

Karen, Thomas and family

Dorothy was such a beautiful soul with a constant smile and giggle. Couldn’t have picked a better partner on the journey we had, I will miss you my friend.. she was so proud of you Karen and her grandson Thomas. RIP

Mary kazur, le 9 mars 2022

The family of Dorothy Turcotte

So very very sorry to learn of Dorothy‘s passing. She was a lovely and kind lady … my condolences….

Beverley Beaulieu, le 9 mars 2022

To Dorothy's family and friends.

Heartfelt sympathy to all who new and loved Dorothy. She was a kind lovely lady.

Judy Mills, le 9 mars 2022

Karen & family

Our deepest Sympathy.
Dorothy was such a kind woman. Ill especially miss her for Wishing each other a Happy B-day on December 4th.:) .
Rest in Peace my dear Dorothy!!

Melanie David , le 9 mars 2022

Karen and family

Sincere condolences to you and your family.

Corinne and David Attwater, le 9 mars 2022

Karen, Thomas , Jim and all of Dorothy’s family

My deepest sympaythy. She loved you all so much.
I’ll miss a dear friend.

Doris Uhrayn, le 9 mars 2022

Dorothy's family

Sincere condolences on Dorothy's passing. She was a good friend and a great neighbour. She will certainly be missed by all who knew her. May your memories help to sustain you through these difficult times. RIP Dorothy.
Bill and Dianne Edge

Bill and Dianne Edge, le 10 mars 2022

The Turcott Family

So sorry to hear about Dorothy - she was a gem.
Hugs to all - Kathleen Curtis

Kathleen, le 10 mars 2022

Karen & Family

So sorry to hear about Dorothy's passing. She will be missed here in V-town with her positive attitude and smiles. RIP Dorothy.

Jean & Darlene Truchon, le 10 mars 2022

Karen and Jim

We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was a beautiful, strong, kind woman. My memories go all the way back to grade school when I was invited often to her house for lunch. The world has lost a very special lady.

Victoria and Jim Stewart, le 10 mars 2022

Karen and Thomas

Mrs. Turcott embodied grace and dignity. She was one of the best humans I have ever come across and to have known her was to be so fortunate.

You are so lucky to have had her and I am so sorry such a fabulous force has left.
She will be missed by the world but mostly by you.

I wish I could bring her back for you … she deserves to be living forever. She was just that fantastic.

All my love
Kym.

Kym, le 10 mars 2022

Karen and family

We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May you take comfort in knowing she is reunited with family past and looking down on you with love and pride.

Buzz and Nyla Koomans, le 10 mars 2022

Dorothy Turcott’s Family’s

Ann St.Pierre (Kirkey). Would like to send her condolences to Dorothy’s family. She is saddened by the news and will miss her.

Ann St.Pierre , le 10 mars 2022

KAREN and FAMILY

What does one say at a time like this? DOROTHY was a swimming buddy of ours. She sure will be missed by loads of people. Just remember that she is looking down on the whole family. SO SORRY. Theresa Sangiuliano

THERESA SANGIULIANO, le 10 mars 2022

Karen, Jim and Thomas

My deepest sympathies to you all. I was fortunate to see Dorothy at my grandmothers funereal a few years back. Growing up in V-Town, I always remember her as such a kind lady. Sending healing hugs to you all.

Lee-Anne Bureau Lamarche, le 11 mars 2022

Karen and family

Sorry for your loss. My deepest condolences to you all.

Darren Phillips , le 11 mars 2022

Karen and Thomas

Our dear friend gone. A great beighbour who enhanced our lives with her bubbling personality. We miss seeing her and Thomas playing catch or road hockey on our street. At our Legion Supper nights she was a great person to sit with. Rest peacefully now Dirithy. You will not be forgotten by Merdy and
Billie-Jean

Merdy Armstrong, le 11 mars 2022

Entire Dorothy clan

Loved her like a sister
One of the nicest people I have known in my life
So sorry to hear her leave us but will be seeing her soon
Peter Jovic

Peter Jovic, le 13 mars 2022

Karen

Your Mom was a beautiful women , both on the inside and the out.

Treasure the memories you made together and try to move forward one day at a time.

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers
Betty Robinson

Betty Robinson, le 21 mars 2022

Karen, Thomas and family

Dorothy was an amazing woman, always putting her family first. Her warm smile and kindness will be missed. She always went out of her way to say hello and had a way to brighten a room. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Michele Murdy, le 22 mars 2022

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