1928-07-01 - 2023-11-27
Dorothea Jean (Park) Scott, of Listowel, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2023 at Listowel Memorial Hospital in her 96th year.
Dorothy was born on Canada’s Birthday in Palmerston, Ontario and grew up in Elma Township. Predeceased by her beloved husband Gerald in 2019. Dorothy and Gerald were married for 66 loving years. Dorothy loved and adored her family. She was so proud of them and all of their accomplishments. Family time spent at the Point Clark cottage was the utmost enjoyment for her, especially when the grandchildren came along.
Beloved mother of Judy & Rodger Shulist and Steven & Caryn Scott. Lovingly remembered by grandchildren Desiree & Corey Hinsperger, Michael & Lauren Scott and Claire Scott & Kris von Kleist; as well as great-grandchildren Riley & Addison Hinsperger and many loved nieces & nephews. Dear sister of David & Grace Park, Mary Ostrowski, Barbara McClement, Bill Leppard and sister-in-law Eileen Downey. Predeceased by her parents Robert & Eunice Park; siblings Stephen & Mary Park, Jack & Marie Park, Ralph Park, Margery Leppard, Fraser McClement and Al Ostrowski; parents-in-law Edward & Lavina Scott; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Margaret & Edwin Dietrich, Elmer Scott, James Scott and Carl Downey.
Dorothy’s entire career was spent working in the health sciences field, initially as a Nurse, then becoming a Nurse Administrator. She began her career in Stratford upon graduation from the Stratford General Hospital School of Nursing, then moved to McNeal Memorial Hospital in Chicago for a brief time. Upon returning to Ontario, she continued at KW Hospital (Grand River) in Kitchener. Dorothy then joined the nursing team in Listowel and eventually took on the role of Nurse Administrator at the Listowel Memorial Hospital. Later, she took on the same role at the St. Marys Memorial Hospital, in St. Marys Ontario, until her retirement in 1988. In addition to receiving her registered nursing diploma for the Province of Ontario, Dorothy was awarded the silver cup for school spirit and student leadership from the Stratford School of Nursing. She furthered her studies with Conestoga College, Guelph, with excellence for Nursing Supervision. Dorothy then received her Nursing Administration degree from the University of Western Ontario, London. She enjoyed every day of her profession and always advocated “nursing” to be the most rewarding career one could choose. She appreciated the association with the most caring and knowledgeable medical staff and CEOs and certainly the nursing staff. Dorothy often remarked that it was truly a good life and would do it all over again.
A private family service has been entrusted to Listowel Community Family Funeral Home with Rev. Jeff Hawkins officiating. Cremation with a spring interment at Elma Centre Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy would be appreciated by the family to the Listowel Memorial Hospital Foundation. www.lmhfoundation.ca
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