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January 24, 1932 – September 17, 2021

With heavy hearts the Sanche family announces the passing of our beloved mother Dorothy (Popovich) Sanche at the age of 89. Mom is at peace now. Our Sunshine has passed away in body, but her loving shining spirit will live forever in our memories. Loving mother of 5 children; Debbie, Darlene, Donna (Paul), Mark and Darryl. Daughter to Milan and Tereza Popovich. Sister to 6 siblings. Grandmother to Jason, Tyler, Rene and Josh. Aunt to so many. Loved all, was loved by all. Mom loved her family but was especially close to her mother Tereza (Baba) whom she cared for unselfishly with love, courage and passion for 5 years until her mother passed. Dorothy was caring, a fun-loving spirit with a great sense of humour. Someone her children could talk to with ease and loved each equally. Mom loved animals, the outdoors and travel. Discovered her artistic side later in life. Her gardening and cooking skills were outstanding. Grew up on a farm in Welland and starting work at a very young age throughout the Niagara Region up to age of 49. Her biggest achievement was returning to school at age 50 to become an RNA, then working at Doctors Hospital in Toronto until her retirement. A proud moment for all. Her resilience, strength of character and positive outlook got her through some tough times where she adapted to whatever came her way without complaint. Mom, for everything we shared, the dreams, the laughter and the tears, we love you with a special love that deepened throughout the years. ”You will always be our Sunshine.” The family would like to thank the staff at Shalom Village in Hamilton who cared for mom for the past 7 years. A private visitation will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021 at Turner Funeral Home, Dundas. Burial to follow at Oakwood Cemetery, 10672 Lakeshore Rd, Wainfleet, ON for those who would like to attend at approximately 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Dorothy’s name can be made to the Alzheimer Society.