Dorothy passed away peacefully on January 30th surrounded by family in her Burnaby home, Fellrigg. Fellrigg, named for Dorothy, was built by her and her husband Don Wrigley in 1964 after they emigrated from Liverpool, England in 1957 with their two children, Lynda and Clive, who all survive her, as well as her granddaughter, Saralyn.
Dorothy survived WWII and the bombing of her home in Liverpool in 1940. During her early years in Liverpool, Dorothy was active in amateur dramatics and her church community, where she met Don while singing in the church choir. Don and Dorothy were married in Liverpool in 1948 - they would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on July 10th. Don and Dorothy shared a life of adventure and community involvement, with many travels to the far corners of the world.
Dorothy was proud to be the Secretary to the mayors of Burnaby for over 20 years. Throughout her life in Burnaby, Dorothy was involved in many civic projects including organizing the royal visit from Princess Diana and King Charles, and establishing sister cities for Burnaby with Kushiro, Japan and Loughborough, UK. Dorothy was awarded numerous honours from the City of Burnaby, the Burnaby Historical Society, the Governor General, the Rotary Club and the Pacific Assistance Dogs Society, including the spirit of PAD's award. Don and Dorothy spearheaded the rehabilitation of the Burnaby Village Carousel, and there is a cardiac ward at Royal Columbian Hospital named in Dorothy's honour.
Dorothy would have celebrated her 98th birthday in June of this year.
Her Funeral Service will be held at Deer Lake United Church, 5135 Sperling Avenue, Burnaby, on Saturday, February 18th at 2:00pm.