EMMETT (Tucker), Dorothy May – died peacefully and with dignity in the loving care of her daughters Frankie and Nancy, son-in-law Carman and “her dog” Rosie at home, as she desired, in Lawrencetown on April 20, 2019. Born March 4, 1925 on Bell Island, Newfoundland, Dorothy was the middle child of nine and daughter of the late Algernon and Mariah (Churchill) Tucker. Upon completion of high school and her business course, she was employed with the Royal Canadian Navy Supply Depot as a clerical staff member in St. John’s during WWII. It was there she met her naval husband George Edward “Ted” Emmett. They later married in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec on March 16, 1945. Dorothy lovingly supported her husband throughout his military career living in many different locations. While serving in England, Ted and Dorothy received a Royal Command Invitation and attended the Queen’s Garden Party at Buckingham Palace. While residing in Ontario and working with Standard Brands, Dorothy was known as “Blue Bonnet Sue.” Eventually, Dorothy, Ted and family settled in Lawrencetown, Annapolis County at what would later become known as “Emden Farm.”
Dorothy’s community and volunteer contributions were many. She was appointed to the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women for two terms and served as the President for the Annapolis East Ladies Progressive Conservative Society attending many functions in both Halifax and Ottawa. She was an avid curler and contributor to many charities throughout her lifetime. While she was often teased about her inability to say no to a charitable request, it was reflective of her incredibly generous and compassionate spirit.
Surviving Dorothy are her five children: daughter Purdy (Lou) White, Malagash, NS; sons Edward “Ted”, Calgary, AB and Robin Tucker, Ottawa, ON; daughters Frankie (Carman) Toole, Lawrencetown, NS and Nancy (Jerry) Parker, Nictaux, NS. Dorothy is also survived by her sisters Mollie Salerno, California and Trudy Emmett, Halifax, NS, as well as her ten grandchildren, seven great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Heartfelt thanks to the many people who have contributed to her care over the years. Special thanks to Sharon, Dr. G. Goodine and Dr. L. Burgess. Her unofficial therapy dog Rosie, stayed faithfully by her side until her final journey. Dorothy came to question “Who rescued who?”
Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation upon request. A private committal service will be held in Dorothy’s memory at a future date. Donations in memory may be made to the IWK Foundation, Misfit Manor Dog Rescue Society or a charity of your choice. Online condolences can be sent to: email@example.com
Always remember Mom: “Love you, God Bless, Say a Prayer for Me Tonight & ‘click, click’ »
Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Dorothy May Emmett March 04 1925 April 20 2019..
Décès pour la Ville: Middleton, Province: Nova Scotia