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HIDLEBAUGH, Dorothy Marie (neé Krest)

March 11, 1958 — February 1, 2020

It is with heavy hearts and great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved Dorothy on February 1, 2020. Dorothy was born on March 11, 1958 with her twin brother Donald James. Dorothy graduated from Rossland Secondary School in 1976. After moving to Kelowna, she worked many jobs before she started her career with School District #23 where she was a custodian. Dorothy loved camping and fishing with her many friends, and she loved making her chocolate.

Dorothy is survived by husband Doug Hidlebaugh, grandson Lincoln Hidlebaugh, mother Violet Krest, sister Doris Denney, brother Darcy Krest, and niece Rebeka Krest.

Cremation has taken place. A Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date, in Trail, BC.

Many thanks to Dr. Claremont and the numerous caregivers of Interior Health and palliative care services. As an expression of sympathy, memorial donations to BC Cancer Agency, www.bccancer.bc.ca,  or the charity of your choice. Arrangements were made at Springfield Funeral Home.

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  • Tammy Campbell says:

    Doug, Vi, Darcy I was so sorry to receive the message this morning about Dorothy. My deepest condolences to all of you. She was such a truly kind person. Always positive, and caring. And inquisitive. So very inquisitive. I always told her she was my friend with all the questions and most of the answers. I feel honored to have been her friend. She will be greatly missed.

  • Linda Mooney Zeran says:

    So sorry to hear about Dorothy. I went to elementary and secondary school with her. We had many good times together. None more than our shared birthdays. I am sad to hear she has passed however the twins are back together

  • Lindy MacKenzie says:

    So very sad to learn of Dot’s passing. I was fortunate to know Dorothy from grade 1 to 12 and able to connect at our 40th high school reunion. A lovely spirited person who will be greatly missed. Prayers to all.
    Lindy and Adrian (MacKenzie and Lorna MacKenzie

  • Sandra Sellick says:

    I am so sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing. I had not seen her for many years and did not know she had been ill. However, years ago we worked together at Anne McClymont Elementary School where Dorothy took great pride in keeping our school clean. Dorothy was generous with her candy bouquets and very community minded when it came to her chocolates and her elaborate holiday decorations. I will remember her with appreciation and for her big smile, positive attitude, and energy.

  • Stephanie says:

    I had the great pleasure of getting to know Dorothy (And Doug and Dorothy s mom) in the last few months. I’ve never met anyone with such an amazing outlook on life. She was a very special lady and I will miss seeing her on an almost daily basis. I’m so very sorry for your loss (everyone). I will miss her dearly. Sending you all my love ❤️
    Steph (her buddy from Interior Health)

  • David Menzies says:

    Very sorry to here of Dorothy’s passing,she was always a pleasure to work with a positive fun attitude to brighten the workday.She will live on in the memory of family

  • Kevin, Angela, Derek, Jeff and Jenna Lwowski says:

    We are all so sorry to hear about Dorothy. She will be missed!

  • Kendall McPherson says:

    I am so sorry to hear that Dorothy had passed away. It was so nice to be reconnected with her I guess about five years ago now. Although we didn’t see each other often in the time we spent together was fun. I just loved how busy she was thinking of others and thoroughly enjoying herself helping others. I would tease her about all the bling on her jeans back pockets. The bling matched her personality, sparkly, stand out, priceless. I miss getting the pictures of the casino wins! Sending hugs to the family

  • Scott Sieben says:

    I had the pleasure of working with Dorothy at 4 Way Food Market and then with School District #23. Dorothy always had a big smile and a positive attitude, and always approached everything she did with great care and pride. She will be fondly remembered.

  • David Lafontaine says:

    I am deeply saddened by Dorothy’s passing. She was one of favorite people in the world with her positive outlook, big smile, and interest in school activities. You will be missed.

  • Nina says:

    My deepest condolences to your family for your loss, I remember Dorothy from years ago when I was in elementary school and she was our custodian. She was so friendly and always had smile on her face. While scrolling through the obituaries I recognized that smile. Just wanted to share and let you know.

  • Johanna Wright says:

    I met Dorothy only a couple of times, nearly 10 years ago, but her kindness touched me enough that I recognized her photo in her obituary. My very shy son, who uses a power wheelchair, was attending the all-night party for soon-to-be graduates at KSS in 2010. Dorothy noticed him sitting by himself, watching his classmates celebrate, and introduced herself, brought him food (which he couldn’t reach on his own), and kept him company several times during the evening. Her empathy made his night a lot less lonely. We both remember her fondly, and offer our sympathy to her family and friends.

  • Shara says:

    I’m very sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She was always energetic and joyful. We didn’t cross paths often, but I always enjoyed her curiosity and enthusiasm. My deep condolences, Vi, Dough, Darcy, Doris and the rest of the family.

  • McMillan's says:

    Very sweet and always cheerful lady. We will miss her.

  • Sharleen Jones D'Lerma says:

    Sending my Deepest Condolences to all Dorathy’s Family. I went to High School with both Dorathy and Donnie. Until I moved away. Just reconnected with Dorathy abit on facebook. She was such a nice person.

  • Sue Breining Bradley says:

    I am very saddened to learn of Dorothy’s passing. We were friends on Facebook and had many telephone conversations solving all the worlds problems. I will miss her terribly and sending prayers and thoughts to the family. She spoke so highly of her mom and I wish to send a special thanks to her for loving Dottie so deeply as she loved you.

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