Obituaries — 04 April 2018
Dorothy Ann Leray (nee Edison)  – February 11, 1945 – March 15,  2018

Dorothy Ann Leray (nee Edison) – February 11, 1945 – March 15, 2018

Passed away peacefully at Dryden Regional Health Centre surrounded by family and friends on 15 March 2018 in her 73rd year.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Raymond, son Richard (Patricia), daughter Veronica, Grandchildren Brianna, Ryan, Ashley, Adam and Kate-Lynn, brothers George (Jane), Robert (Anne) and sister Clara(Edward), numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was a loving wife, sister, mother and grandmother. She molded many young boy’s minds by being an excellent leader of Beavers & Cubs in Dryden. 

Dorothy was a custodian of the Moose Hall for many years. She also worked as an independent contractor at the Dryden Tree Nursery. She babysat many young children in the Barclay School area & Canyon Lake, Outlet Bay Area.

Dorothy was very passionate at collecting hats, driftwood, sewing (making clothes) and crocheting blankets for everyone. She was happiest living at Canyon Lake with the sand beach and beautiful sunsets.

Visitation took place on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 from 10 a.m. until time of service at the Vermilion Bay Lions Club.

A Funeral Service was held on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 12 p.m. at the Vermilion Bay Lions Club with Pastor James Wood officiating.

Cremation to follow.

Interment will take place at a later date.

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lions Hall in Vermilion Bay, in her memory through the Dryden Community Funeral Home, 249 Grand Trunk Avenue, Dryden, ON, P8N 2X3.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to dcfh@drytel.net subject heading: Leray

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Chris Marchand is a native of Dryden, Ontario. He served his first newspaper internship at The Dryden Observer in 1998 while attending journalism studies at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops B.C. He's worked desks as both reporter and editor at the Fernie Free Press as well as filled the role of sports editor at the Cranbrook Daily Townsman. Marchand was named editor of the Dryden Observer in Aug. 2009.

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