It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Laura Dunlop (Crabbe) announce her passing on Saturday, October 15, 2022, at the Dr. V. A. Snow Centre, Hampton, NB, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Bloomfield, NB, on October 3, 1931, she was the daughter of the late James William and Nellie Guenn (Cochran) Crabbe.
Dorothy is survived by her children: Winston Dunlop (Nancy) of Hampton, Reta Dunlop-King (Angus) of Quispamsis, NB, Donna Dunlop (Tom) of London, ON, and Sharon Dunlop-McEwen (Keven) of Smithtown, NB; grandchildren: Tanya Mitchell (Dan), Samantha Lewcock (Dave), Katryna Lewcock (Connor), Angela McDade (Pete), and Bradley McEwen; great-grandchildren: Shelbi, Sheldon, and Gwendolyn; as well as several cousins, nieces, nephews, and extended family members. Dorothy will also be missed by her beloved companion, her dog, Daisy Duke.
In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Hazen Dunlop; son, Clayton Dunlop; and brother, Murray Crabbe.
From a young woman, mom was an avid quilt maker and quilter. She had the creativity to crochet beautiful doilies and tablecloths, often just from looking at a picture. She sold her wares at many local craft sales, and most recently made 35 pairs of wool socks to sell at the Titusville store. Mom worked hard on the dairy farm making bread, separating milk, and haying, while raising 5 kids. In later years she enjoyed her freedom by going on numerous bus tours and travelling out west.
Dorothy loved spending time visiting family on the veranda with her dog “Daisy Duke”, while knitting and watching the horse and goat. She thoroughly enjoyed going out to eat and being the “card shark” of the 45’s card parties. She was always quick to win on the radio games and enjoyed bingo even at the nursing home. She definitely had a competitive spirit.
Mom was so brave and courageous to accept the changes of the past year. She adjusted to leaving her home of 70 years in Smithtown and moving to permanent nursing care. She kept up with the news around her, read the paper, and took orders for wool socks. She worked on jigsaw puzzles with us daily and played cards as often as she could. Mom was smart minded right up to her 91st birthday which we celebrated on October 3rd.
Dorothy’s family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of the Dr. V. A. Snow Centre for their exceptional love, care, and support. We would also like to thank the family and friends who kept in touch with mom over the years with cards, calls, and visits.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Reid’s Funeral Home (506-832-5541), 1063 Main Street, Hampton, NB. A burial will be held on Friday, October 21 at 11:00AM from the Titus Hill Cemetery, Titusville, NB. A reception to celebrate Dorothy will also be held on Friday, October 21 from 12:00 to 2:00PM at the Hammond Valley Community Church in Titusville (Sun Rise Crescent). The family asks that there be no flowers, but donations can be made in memory of Dorothy to the Titus Hill Cemetery. Personal condolences to the family and donations may be made through ReidsFH.com