Dorothy Barrett

Obituary of Dorothy Lily Barrett

BARRETT, Dorothy (nee Neath)

August 13, 1921 – April 8, 2021

“Dot” – Dorothy, found comfort and peace, in her 99th year, as she left this world to join her husband Ben (predeceased) on Thursday April 8, 2021. Dorothy passed peacefully at Amica Swan Lake in Markham.

Dorothy was born, August 13th, 1921 in Owen Sound, Ontario. Dorothy stayed in Owen Sound during her school years, eventually moving to Toronto after marrying Ben.  In the 60’s they moved to Markham.  Dorothy was known for her kindness, and had many friends in Markham and Owen Sound who will miss her dearly.  Dorothy had many talents including cooking, sewing and especially gardening.

Dorothy had a strong passion for all animals.  She had many pets over the years and was known to feed anything that showed up at her door. For many years she was active in rescuing and fostering feral cats.

Dorothy will be dearly missed and remembered by her daughter Bonnie (Elmer, deceased), her two granddaughters Diana Milcke (Goetz), Cindy Noble (Duncan), and her five great granddaughters, Katharina, Diana, Gwendolyn, Kristen and Brooke.

The family would like to thank the staff at Amica Swan Lake for the wonderful care she received over the past several years.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic there will be a private family service on Saturday April 17th, 2021.  If desired donations to the Ontario SPCA or Toronto Humane Society in her memory would be appreciated. Online condolences may be placed at

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