Obituary of Dorothy Fisher
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FISHER: Dorothy Jean
passed away at St. Andrew’s Residence on December 10th , 2022. She was born on the McNeilage family farm on July 1 st , 1925. It was there that she developed her life-long love of farming. She was the daughter of the late William and Minnie (Merritt) McNeilage. She attended CCI and London Normal School. She taught in rural schools and in the City of Chatham.
In 1948 she married William Fisher and together they farmed and raised their family on the Fisher family farm on Gregory Line, Chatham. She is predeceased by her husband William (1916-1992) and an infant daughter Joy (1964). Also predeceased by her sister Erma and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Fred McKerrall, Norman Shain, Robert Fisher, David and Betty Fisher and Sybil and Blake Ward. She is also survived by her sister Betty McKerrall. Dorothy and William had 5 children: Janice Chapple (Douglas), Peter Fisher (Ann), Susan Kelly (Dan, 2021), Cyndy Bond (Marvin), and Margaret Fisher (Ed Wilmott). She dearly loved and was extremely proud of her grandchildren Kristen Fox (Matthew), Craig Chapple (Gabrielle), Peter Fisher (Sabrina), Ellen Dobson (Jordan), Carly Fisher (Carston), Kerigan Kelly, Brynne Burgess (Paul), Shea Oliver (Patrick), Mackenzie Wilmott, and 2 step-grandchildren Keegan Wilmott (Marina), and Hadley Napady (Ashley). She also had 9 great grandchildren and step-grandchildren: Cy and Remy Chapple, Walker and Holden Fox, Wesley Burgess, Wells Dobson, Peter Fisher III, Maddie and Viv Wilmott, Ivy Napady, along with many nieces and nephews.
Dorothy had a passion for farming, teaching, curling, golf, bridge, poetry, and walks in the Fisher woods. She was a loyal friend to many. She was a trustee on the Kent County and Lambton-Kent Boards of Education for 30 years. She had a strong sense of purpose and the strength of her convictions. She had a great sense of humour and appreciated the blessings of life. We’ll miss her for a while and love her always.
Family and friends will be received in the Funeral Home, 459 St. Clair Street, Chatham on Tuesday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and 6:00 p.m to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral Service to celebrate Dorothy's life will be held in the Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. The funeral service will be available for LiveStream viewing. Interment to follow at Arnold Cemetery. In lieu of flowers in her honour please support the Chatham-Kent Hospice or Lindsay Road United Church.
Online condolences may be left at www.mckinlayfuneralhome.com
McKinlay Funeral Home
459 St. Clair Street, Chatham