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Dorothy Prior

Image by Nick Andréka


January 11, 1942 - May 6, 2024

It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Prior on May 6, 2024.  Dorothy is survived by her stepson-in-law Darryl Thurston and his children, Samantha and Nicholas; stepson Scott Treffry (Tracy Lesage) and Scott’s son Damian Treffry.  She is also survived by her sister Patricia Yuill and sister-in-law Marion Prior; and numerous nieces, nephews and close friends.

She was predeceased by her loving husband Douglas Treffry in 2013; and her step daughter Kathee Thurston in 2020.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  

Dorothy’s family kindly requests that all of her friends and relatives take a few minutes to honour her memory by sharing photos, memories, and stories, using the comment section on this page.


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Patricia Lee (Koppen)

May 25, 2024 at 5:34 PM

My condolences to all the family and those who loved Dorthy.

this is a picture of Dorthy and myself in the early 50's at Delta.

Patricia Lee (Koppen)

May 25, 2024 at 5:34 PM

My condolences to all the family and those who loved Dorthy.

this is a picture of Dorthy and myself in the early 50's at Delta.

Sandra Stephens

May 24, 2024 at 6:01 AM

Sandra & Glen Stephens

We met Dorothy in the 60's through my good friend Carol Anne (Locatelli) Faulkner who nursed with Dorothy at the Holy Cross Hospital in Calgary. She was a lot of fun and we enjoyed skiing, hiking and camping with her. We had a young family and Dorothy often came to our house for a visit and dinner. We are so sorry to hear of her passing and send our condolences to her family.

Ed Gilroy

May 18, 2024 at 7:24 PM

Dorothy was my next door neighbour growing up in Portage. We were the same age and grade and left PCI in the summer of 1960.

People may remember that she was one of the all - time best players on the famed Portage Pat's high school basketball team and was probably the best individual player in the province during the 1959 - 60 season. Although we drifted apart over these many long years, I used to get updates on her from .anothe mutual Southside neighbourhood friend, Dave Janaway, as they both lived in the same St. James area. The last time I spoke to her was at Treff's funeral ( himself a boyhood idol and mentor of mine). My condolences go out to sister Pat and her extended family


Kimberley & Dan Massaroni

May 18, 2024 at 7:24 PM

We were fortunate to enjoy the friendship of Dorothy and Doug as our over the fence neighbours for over 30 years. We have many wonderful memories of them joining our family for birthday celebrations and other occasions. Dorothy was a spunky lady! She was always ready to engage in meaningful conversation and kindly took interest in our children as she watched them grow over the years. We were sad when she moved - it was the end of an era - but grateful that we kept in contact. Dorothy, we hope that you and Doug are reunited and perhaps he is mixing you a martini with two olives.

Lynn Prior

May 17, 2024 at 4:06 PM

As kids, we always looked forward to visits from Aunt Dorothy - she was always up for an adventure and made everything fun. Here's a photo of Dorothy with her Prior nieces and nephew on New Year's Day in Sudbury, ON back in 1981. We'll miss you!

Kim Barrett

May 13, 2024 at 4:45 AM

Dorothy, you shall be missed.

You had a soft spot for all creatures, especially our dog Karma who you completely spoiled: sleeping on your couch, snacking on your garbage, coffee, soap, whatever was accessible. There was no crating her at bedtime - she was kept with you! you were upbeat and took interest in all of our lives, I hope you are shopping and dining with your sister Aldyne ❤️


Marilyn and Grant

May 11, 2024 at 8:45 PM

Dorothy, you will be missed. Our little lunch group is now only 3. Hoping you and Aldyne are lunching in a better place.

Grant and I enjoyed our golf weekends and the many dinners and Canada Day celebrations we enjoyed over the years.

Rest in Peace!

Willow River

May 11, 2024 at 6:27 PM

Dorothy was a very classy lady. I knew she would be fun when we first met at St. Boniface Hospital in 1982. Always up for a party and part of our department Halloween costume party back then (she's in the top row 2nd from right). We kept in touch over the years and recently went out to an art show and dinner. I liked her no nonsense attitude as well. She encouraged me in my painting but was an honest critic that pushed for more. I will miss you going forward. Thank you for being my friend.

Bronwen Yewdall

May 11, 2024 at 2:28 PM

Dear Dorothy...I hate to lose you as a Friend ,but I know you are in a better Place. You really were one of a Original!

I loved your no nonsense attitude and I'mFfFriend......,,,mmmn

Auf Weidersehen



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