Bennett, Dorothy MargaretSaturday, 23 May 2015
October 23rd, 1923 - March 23rd, 2015
Born to Tex and Evelyn (Todd) Adams of Kamloops, Dorothy was raised on the family homestead in Barnhartvale, past Robbins Range Road.
Adams Lake and Todd Mountain are named for her family, and the rich heritage is documented in various books and periodicals.
An only child, Dorothy was an avid outdoorswoman, having grown up herding sheep and cattle on the ranch and still enjoying camping and fishing into her senior years.
Dorothy married young but lost her first husband Stan Smith, after only a few months of marriage, when his RCAF plane was shot down over Belgium during World War II.
She did marry again and spent many happy years in Kamloops with her husband Hubert (Benny) Bennett until his passing in 1992.
Dorothy was an active member of Daughters of the Nile for many years in the local Chapter.
She eventually moved to Victoria, BC to be near her family and was residing in Sunset Lodge in Esquimalt at the time of her passing.
She leaves behind nephews Leigh and Peter Barratt of Vancouver Island, Benny Wiese of Iowa, cousin Don Robertson of Nanaimo, and niece Sandra Bateman of Langley.
Dorothy will be interred with her late husband at Kamloops Cemetery on Friday, June 5th 2015 at 1:00 pm in a graveside service. Those who wish to join in remembering Dorothy are welcome.