COPITHORNE, Dorothy Etta (nee Mosher)
October 4, 1930 — October 24, 2017
Dorothy was born October 4, 1930 in North Vancouver, BC to Rae and Foster Mosher and passed away to her eternal home on October 24, 2017. She leaves to remember her with so much love, her family: Arlynn Brodie (Scott) of Spruce Grove, AB, Douglas Copithorne (Janet), Carolyn Gillespie (Roy), all of Kelowna, BC; grandchildren: Maxwell, Marcus and Mikel Brodie and Jenaya and Kaydee Copithorne. Also remembered by a niece, nephews and their families, as well as many special friends in BC and the USA. Mom was predeceased by her husband of 44 years, Dr. Frank Copithorne (1999), her parents Foster and Rae Mosher, brothers Bill and Ed Mosher.
Dorothy graduated from North Vancouver High School in 1948 and earned an education degree from University of British Columbia with Honours in 1953. Dorothy taught French and Physical Education in Nanaimo and North Vancouver and coached basketball, field hockey and track. She loved spending time with her children and grandchildren, attending all their activities and being part of their daily lives. Dorothy played competitive tennis well into her 70’s and was a life-long hockey fan of the Vancouver Canucks.
Dorothy was a charter member of the PEO Sisterhood Chapter AQ (North Vancouver) in 1959 and then joined Chapter BN (Kelowna) in 2016. A memorial celebration of her life will be held at Benvoulin Heritage Church, 2279 Benvoulin Rd, Kelowna on Friday Nov 10th at 1pm; a reception will follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the BC Cancer Foundation and the Central Okanagan Hospice House. If you wish to send a condolence, post photos or share a memory, please scroll down the page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”
The service for COPITHORNE, Dorothy Etta (nee Mosher) is scheduled for Friday Nov 10th at 1pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.