Passed away peacefully on August 5, 2021 at Alexander Place, Waterdown, at 97 years young.  Her parents Mary and Charles Taylor left England to settle their young family of four children in Hamilton, Ontario.

Dorothy lost her mother at an early age and her sister Ann assumed a protective role. They treasured a close friendship for the remainder of their lives together, sharing a positive attitude toward life. Dorothy was a loving wife to Gordon who she married in 1959. They enjoyed travel, playing cards, kibitzing  and happily sharing kitchen duties. Dorothy was predeceased by husband Gordon, sister Ann and brothers William and Charlie.

Dorothy was an extraordinary career woman, spending over 40 years working for the T. Eaton Co in Hamilton and Burlington. While at Eaton’s in Hamilton, Dorothy managed the basement floor and the toy department, much to the delight of her nieces and nephews. At the Burlington home, Dorothy valued close neighbours. Annually, her vegetable garden produced delicious chili sauce. One of her favourite activities was trips with friends to casinos. After Gordon’s passing, she quite capably maintained her home until into her 90s when she moved to a retirement home.

Kind and generous, Dorothy will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her nieces Donna (Terry), Kathryn and Andrea, by her nephews Michael and Jim and by her great-nieces Tara (Greg), Darcie, Whitney, Carly, Kristy (Kurtis), Sarah (Scott), great nephew Drew and dear friends.  Nieces and great nieces living in the Burlington area were privileged to enjoy many events and celebrations with Aunt Dorothy and opportunities to support her. There was always laughter, red wine and chocolate to be shared. Her passing has left an enormous hole in all of our hearts. The family wishes to express gratitude to the staff at Alexander Place for their loving care. If desired, donations may be made to Friends of Alexander Place at

Cremation has taken place. Information on a future celebration of life will be posted at    Please sign Dorothy’s online Book of Condolence at