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Dorothy was much loved by family, friends, students and, indeed, by all who knew her. No surprise, for she lived her life with love and compassion.
No stronger love could there be than that she shared with Eric, her husband and partner for 70 years. Together, they left post-war Britain for a new life. In Australia, she was in the first group of mature students to graduate from the University of Tasmania, finishing top of her class. Coming to Canada, she took up teaching in Montreal and then Toronto, revelling each time she saw a spark in her students. In retirement, she took up quilting, transforming a traditional craft to an art form. At all times, she was a loving wife, mother, and friend.
Dorothy is survived by her sons, Julien and Chris (Nancy), and grandchildren, Aran and Eva. We wish to thank all her friends who shared in her life. Donations may be made to Habitat for Humanity Northumberland.
She is now at peace and resting beside her true love once more.
A traditional part of my Christmas ever since we moved to Cobourg was the performance of Eric’s Twelve Days of the Infanta at Meet at 66 King East, followed by the post concert party back at the Winter house with Dorothy’s delicious goodies and the great company of Eric, Dorothy and the performers. Wonderful evenings never to be experienced again.
Oh Dorothy I am going to miss you so very much. For so many years I came to your house every Wednesday morning to lend a helping hand. I loved to hear your stories of growing up, meeting Eric, both your sons as young boys and then your precious grandchildren. You always had some delicious sweet treats during our coffee breaks that I have also enjoyed baking in my own home. The beautiful quilts you were working on from start to finish, so much talent! I will cherish the many memories of you and your family with love and admiration. Your friend Sandi
Dear Julian and Chris, I am sorry to hear of your Mom's passing. She was such a lovely lady in every sense. I am sorry thatduring this time of coved that we are not able to celebrate her life in person with you, but know that our thoughts are with you during this time. You were blessed to have such wonderful parents. love Denise and Chris Chamberlin
I was Dorothy’s dental hygienist for years. She was one of my favourite patients. She spoke so fondly of her grandkids and the best thing she ever said to me is “I hate small talk, let’s talk about something more”. Sending my condolences.
A gentle soul gone to meet her mate.....rip Dorothy
A gentle soul has gone on to meet her mate.....rip Dorothy
I am very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She was a gentle force to be reckoned with, and a truly lovely person. Dorothy and Eric were wonderful neighbours and will be truly missed. My sympathy to all of Dorothy's family and friends.
Words can’t express how much my lovely friend, Dorothy, will be missed. I will always remember her bright eyes and her gratitude for even the smallest gesture of goodwill. The supportive friendship of Dorothy and Eric has been one of the highlights of my life. I cannot imagine what it would have been like to have never crossed paths. My thoughts are with the Winters as they continue on.
What a lovely, gentle soul who now joins Eric. I wish your family comfort in your memories.
I will remember Dorothy and our visits, thinking of her often as I create my quilt tapestry. Her kindness and artistry inspired, part of her lasting legacy. Julien and Chris, kind thoughts for you and your families at this time.
My times with Dorothy and Eric were among the happiest of my life. Their home, like their full hearts and fine minds, was filled with light... enlightened...and it bathed us all. Sure, Dorothy was mostly happy to let her beloved Eric occupy centre stage knowing that his creative medium, the sung and spoken word, was inherently social. But her friends knew that this loving forebearance was also born of a deep confidence in her own voice, that of a wise, witty and potent quilt artist, and actually an effective public speaker in her ow right. Hers and Eric’s long life together was a precious gift to all of us who knew and loved them. Jane and I offer our deep sympathy to Julien, Chris and family; your loss must be profound.
I always loved dealing with dorothy and Eric when they came into pine ridge nursery . I will miss their yearly visits...rip dorothy and eric
Sorry for your loss. She was a lovely wise woman. Our sympathies to all the family.
I would like to offer my condolences to Dorothy’s family, on her loss. Dorothy was one of the original members of the CFUW Book Discussion group, and an active participant until her deafness became an obstacle. We all appreciated her intelligence, her challenging book choices, and her hospitality. We also looked forward to meeting at her home, and seeing the wonderful quilts she made. She will be remembered very fondly by all of us who were lucky enough to meet her.
Sincere sympthies to Julien, Chris and family. I knew Dorothy as a very welcoming, gracious, and gifted lady, and cherish the memories I have of her whenever I visited the family in Senneville, Summerstown and Coburg. May she rest in peace.
To Dorothy's family: I am sadden to see the news that your mom has gone on to be with her beloved Eric. I live in the apartment first on left of her hallway and had many good chats with her. She seemed well when I last saw her a couple of weeks ago but I knew that she was biding her time here until she could be with Eric again. Her intelligence, sense of human and kind ways will be what I remember of her and she will be missed.
Julian: Terribly sorry to hear of your loss. tough for you so soon after your dad. Thinking of you, richard
I’m so sorry for your loss. She was a very special lady. Always loving, supporting, giving. Loved her and will miss her deeply. My condolences to Julien, Chris, Nancy, Aran and Eva.
A great and wonderful woman. We will all miss her. Astute, funny. Extremely talented. And such a dedicated quilt worker. Every stitch by hand. The friendship and love she shared with Eric stands as an exemplary model of life partnership. I wish her godspeed and will miss her as I miss Eric.
Dorothy Winter was truly a Being of Light. She was a great supporter of her beloved Eric in his many ventures and a very significant artist in her own right I appreciated the company of Eric and Dorothy whenever I was able to be with them. Deepest sympathy to Chris, Julien, Nancy, Aran and E.Godspeed Dorothy Winter
Not a day goes by without warm reflection of a great love. A man and his bride together through 70 years that stemmed the tide. Beautifully compatible, artistic and creative. Together in eternity, sweet dear souls as they now shall live. Deepest condolences to the Winter family upon your precious loss. I miss Eric immensely, even more sad to know that Dorothy is gone too🙏😔🙏😔🌹🌹
Dear Chris and Family, What a lovely life you describe here. I know saying good-bye to a parent/grandparent is an incredibly emotional experience. My condolences to all of you. May your hearts be tempered by all the wonderful times you had together. May she rest in peace, and may her memory be a blessing.
A Memorial Donation has been made to the following charity:
Habitat for Humanity Northumberland
I'm so sorry to hear your lost. May your heart be comforted during this difficult time. Peace be with you and your family!