Ardath Allene Dockwrey
Long time resident of Point
Edward, Ardath Allene Dockwrey died peacefully at home on
23rd May 2019, aged 97.
She was born in Sydney,
daughter of the late D.P MacDonald and Olive MacDonald (nee
She attended Sydney Central
School, Horton Academy and Toronto Conservatory of Music where she
trained as a lyric soprano. She was predeceased by her husband George
in 2005 and her son Peter in 2012. Following her husband’s death she
continued to operate the Vogue Theatre with the conscientious support
of it’s manager, the late Ken
She is survived by her
daughter Anthea, her daughter-in-law Bonnie Elliott, nephews,
great-niece and cousins.
She and her husband traveled
extensively, occasionally living in Europe, including Spain where she
taught herself Spanish while still in her 20s. Music was a life-long
interest. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Church choir and an
accomplished pianist. In later life she never missed CBC radio’s
« Saturday Afternoon at the Opera », usually while doing a
cryptic crossword puzzle. She was an avid reader and self-described
news junkie. She cherished her peaceful life in Point Edward and was
delighted to see her favourite Forsythia in full
bloom this year.
Cremation has taken place. At
her request there will be no service but a celebration of her life
will be organized for friends and
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Ardath Allene Dockwrey 19222019..
Décès pour la Ville: Sydney, Province: Nova Scotia