Dorothy Lutz

Visitation at Main Service

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday, November 21, 2016
Berwick Funeral Chapel
192 Commercial Street B0P 1E0
Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Berwick Funeral Chapel
192 Commercial Street B0P 1E0
Berwick, Nova Scotia, Canada

Obituary of Dorothy Lutz

Dorothy Mae Lutz (nee Hendsbee) 90, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at Grandview Manor, Berwick, NS with her children by her side.

Dorothy was born on November 13, 1926 in Ogden, Guysborough County, NS. She is survived by her children, Linda Dorey, Berwick and James Lutz, South Porcupine, Ontario. Dorothy is also survived by her grandchildren, Tanya (Don) Musseau, Amherst, NS., Kristal (Bob) Murray, Bowden, Ab., Glenna (Josh) Kenneally, Elmsdale, NS., Bradley Lutz, Elmvale, On., Melissa (Terry) Wlad, Iroquois Falls, On., Troy Lutz, Iroquois Falls, On., twelve great grandchildren, sister, Elsie (Frank) Richard and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Lillian (1999) and Roy (1978) Hendsbee, sister Margaret in infancy (1935) son, Bartley (2005), son in law, Wade Dorey (1996), and grandson, Harlan Dorey (2011). Dorothy will be sadly missed by her children, family members and many dear friends.

Dorothy was a legion member for 29 years of which 20 years were volunteered at the Halifax Scotia Branch Poppy Committee. She also volunteered for several years with the Salvation Army and Visitations with the Veterans at Camp Hill Hospital. Dorothy made many friends over the years through her volunteer work and always enjoyed great conversations and laughter wherever she went. Dorothy was an avid gardener and took great pride maintaining the flower gardens around the senior complex where she lived on Main Street in Halifax for over 24 years. She took great pride in her crafts of crochet and knitted items she made for her family and friends over the years. She didn't believe in wasting valuable time, and every day she strived to make each day count. Dorothy continued to live an active life until her health began to deteriorate in 2014. She was a very proud Mother and Grandmother and loved her family very much.

One of the most treasured and historic time for Dorothy was in 1942. It was during WWII that she applied and was accepted to take the emergency electrical welding training crash course for three months. She was one of 5 women who passed the course and given a job in the Halifax Shipyards. She was the youngest woman, 16 years old and according to today's records Dorothy remains to be the youngest electrical welding woman.

The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the Staff, of the Chase Unit, in the Grand View Manor for their kindness and compassion in caring for their mother.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Serenity Lindsay Annapolis Valley Funeral Home & Chapels, Berwick Chapel, 192 Commercial Street Berwick (902-538-9900). A visitation will take place on Monday November 21, 2016 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. A Funeral Service, officiated by Rev. Isacc Russell, will be held on November 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm in the Berwick Chapel with Reception to follow. Family Flowers only. Memorial donations may be made to the Royal Canadian Legion – The Poppy Fund or the Alzheimer’s Society.

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