Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her beloved daughter and best friend Dianne (Donnie) Smith of Satsuma, Florida; loving daughter-in-law Sheila Pickering of Moose Jaw, SK; her nephew Dave Cawthorne (Lynn) of Puslinch, ON; daughter Barbara Pickering of Toronto, ON. Dorothy was predeceased by her only son, Ray Pickering, who passed away almost 6 months ago, several nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, her parents and her sister. Dianne would like to express her heartfelt thank you to Sheila for all she’s done for mom for the past 4 years. Mom it broke my heart to lose you. My life will never be the same. I’ll miss our daily morning and evening phone calls to each other and I will miss you terribly. Rest in peace as you are with your beloved son now. Dorothy Pickering passed away very suddenly in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan on March 8th, 2016 at the age of 100. Dorothy had been living in Moose Jaw for the past 4 years. At the age of 99 she was still living in her own apartment in an assisted living facility. In April of 2015 she fell and broke her hip and was confined to a wheelchair. For the last 10 months she had lived in a long term care facility. Dorothy was born and raised in Toronto, Ontario. She put herself through secretarial school and became a secretary in various companies in Toronto. Among them was a radio station where she would receive 45 records as soon as they went on the air and later worked at a prestigious golf club in Toronto and before she retired at age 60 she was a private secretary to the president of a stock exchange company also in Toronto. Dorothy loved to travel when she was younger and had visited such places as Japan, China, Portugal, Alaska, Bermuda and Switzerland. Her favorite place was Switzerland.
She also loved to play golf in her earlier years and in her later years she loved to read, liked to do jigsaw puzzles as well as doing word search puzzle books. Dorothy lived with her daughter, Dianne and her husband Donnie in Florida for six years when she was in her early nineties before she moved to Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan where her son and daughter-in-law live. While in Florida we were feeding a stray cat we named Charlie and it adopted Dorothy. When Dorothy went for a walk along the road Charlie would follow right beside her, sit on her lap in the house and take naps with her. Dorothy loved animals especially cats. The Funeral Service was held on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at St John’s Norway Cemetery, Toronto, ON