Dorothy Anne CARMICHAEL

Dorothy Anne (Dee) Carmichael of Summerland, B.C. Born in Penticton, B.C. January 10, 1934. Died May 8, 2008. Predeceased by her husband Cam January 20, 2005 (and her best buddy Beau-Cat January 6, 2006), brother John M. Warren in 1993, and niece Kathy in 2007. Survived by her sister Barbara Rendell (Jerry) of Vancouver, nieces Sue and Joan, nephew John, and their families; sister-in-law Shirley Warren of Toronto, her children: nephew Geoffrey, nieces Anne and Nancy, and their families. Dee is also survived by her stepchildren Laird Carmichael of Rossland, Wendy Carmichael of Texas, Charlotte Carmichael of Penticton who has been like a daughter to her, 4 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Dee moved to Vancouver at age 3 with parents Geoff and May Warren, Barbara and John. She graduated from McGee High School in 1951, attended UBC 1 year before entering VGH School of Nursing (graduated September 1958). Dee worked as a nurse until the early 70’s when she became a licensed realtor to join Cam for some years in this field. On Cam’s retirement in 1995 they moved to Summerland. Dee had spent every summer of her childhood in the old brown house on Lakeshore Drive in Penticton where she was born. In the KVR days the family came up by train, then by car via Stevens Pass until the Hope-Princeton Highway opened. Summerland was much like the Penticton of her youth so it was like coming home. Dee’s only regret was that her husband’s failing health prevented her from contributing to the community as she would have liked. Grateful thanks to her friends and neighbours for their love and support through Cam’s illness and death, and for the loving help they gave her in her battle with breast cancer. Special thanks and gratitude to Marilyn and Fern Daigneault for the gift of Diamond who was Dee’s beloved companion during the past few years, and now for ensuring Diamond’s continuing loving care. Dee lived a life of kindness, integrity, thoughtfulness, and personal strength. A Celebration of Dee’s life to be held at a family residence. Cremation. “Teach us delight in simple things, And mirth that has no bitter springs, Forgiveness free of evil done, And love to all men ‘neath the sun.” If desired donations may be made to Moog and Friends Hospice House 1701 Government St., Penticton V2A 8J7, SPCA Penticton Branch, Critteraid – Summerland Cat Sanctuary, Friends of the Summerland Library Society, B. C. Children’s Hospital, or the B.C. Cancer Foundation, 200-601 W. Broadway, Vancouver V5Z 4C2. Funeral arrangements entrusted to care of Providence Funeral Homes. Condolences may be directed to the family by email: summerlandfuneralhome@vip.net.


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