Dorothy “Dottie” Rombough passed away on Sunday, August 31, 2014. Dorothy was the first and only daughter of John James “Jack” Whitford and Ruth Whitford. Dorothy was born in the town of Rishton, in the county of Lancashire, England on May 19th 1927. She is survived by her brother Ian (Dorothy) Whitford (residing in England) and his family, son Chris (Mary K) Frost and their family; daughter Sandy (Pete) Brennan and their family, step-children Merry, Edward, and Gordon and their families.
Dorothy moved to Montreal, Canada in 1954 while she was expecting her son Chris. In 1958 after having her daughter Sandy, the family moved to California. In 1968 Dorothy divorced and moved to Laguna Beach, California with her two children. Dorothy joined Beta Sigma Phi and Parents without Partners. She met Morris “Morry” Rombough in 1970 on a blind date. He swept her off her feet and they married on April 1st, 1972. Their new family nicknamed them “the kids”.
In 1975 Dottie and Morry relocated to Campbell River in beautiful British Columbia. Dorothy worked at North Island College, the Campbell River Police Department and finally at the Provincial Court. She retired in 1992. “The kids” spent their golden years at Browns Bay. Dorothy lost her beloved husband in 2003 and moved back to Campbell River. Dottie was a member of the Campbell River Senior Centre Society and the Lunch Bunch.
Dorothy’s class, wit, and loving nature will be missed by many. A Memorial service will be held at the Campbell River Maritime Heritage Center, Friday, September 12th at 1:30 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the
Campbell River Senior Centre Society.