Dorothy H. Folkes (Nee Nairn) passed away just shy of her 96th birthday. Dorothy was born and lived in her family home almost her entire life. After graduating from Humberside Collegiate, Dorothy worked at "Victory Aircraft" where she met, and married Ronald H. Folkes. Married for over 70 years, they created a wonderful home and family including Dianne, Donna, Doug and for many years Dorothy’s mom, Grandma May. Dorothy loved to entertain, and celebrations took place in their home. Her nickname was the "Hostess with the Mostess”, while her husband Ron, always had a game or two planned so parties were fun and full of laughter.
For many years, Dorothy worked as an administrative assistant with Dr. W.E. Hall and then at West Park High School. Always cheery and very efficient, Dorothy made many lifelong friends along the way.
Long time members of Runnymede United Church, the couple enjoyed some of their best friendships with their church friends. The Wedding Ring group were close and partied so often they became known as "The Dirty Dozen". Dorothy and Ron took great pride in their group of faithful, dedicated, supportive, and loving friends, what more could you ask for? When Dorothy’s friends faced illness or hardship, she was always the first one there with a casserole and a helping hand.
Loving mother of Dianne (Frank), Donna (John), and Doug (Deb). Adored Grandmother of Cheryl (Rob), Michelle, Meghann (Tim), Shannon (Ian), Kristen (Mikey), Becky and Kim. Great-grandmother of Fiona, Madison, Mackenzie, Trevor, Logan, Connor, Emma, and Joseph. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews that she dearly loved.
For the last several years, Dorothy was fortunate to be lovingly cared for by several personal support workers at her Grenadier Residence. Our Family will be forever indebted to them all.
Dorothy lived a good and faithful life. Her priority was always her husband and family, in addition to caring deeply for her home and church. Dorothy will be missed by the many she touched throughout her life and will always be remembered for her famous macaroni and cheese and her chocolate cakes (especially the icing!)
She was loved by everyone and now returns to the love of her life. We only hope to make her proud as we live out her legacy in the years to come.