Dorothy Shadforth

Obituary of Dorothy Shadforth

SHADFORTH, Dorothy 'Dee' - With broken hearts, we have to announce that our beloved Mom, Nanni, and Great-Nanni passed away on Wednesday, October 13, 2021.  Dee was born on November 12, 1934 into the Small family in Hartlepool, England. An avid swimmer as a young girl, she was the first female to receive the Bronze Cross and Bronze Medallion at the age of 14.  Dee married the love of her life, Alan Shadforth, on December 19, 1953 and they had three children. Alan and Dee emigrated to Canada by ship in October 1966 and began their life here in Sault-St. Marie.  Alan acquired a position with Imperial Oil in Sarnia so they moved the family again in the Summer of 1970. Dee worked for many years in the Children’s Dept at Sears. Dee and Alan were members of the British Canadian Club. They had great friends and they enjoyed dancing, golfing, and especially travelling! Dee is pre-deceased by her beloved husband, Alan (2014).  Dee is the very proud Mom of Sandra (Keith) Graham, Alaine (Clarence) Pool, and Alan (Susan) Shadforth, all of Sarnia. Much loved Nanni to eight Grandchildren - Jason (Natalie) Graham, Chantelle (Dave) Bazowsky, Michael Pool (2010), David (Carlie) Graham, Zach (Ashley) Shadforth, Katrina (Adam) Gardiner, Ben (Randi) Shadforth, and Jocelynne (Dalton) Cooper. And blessed Great-Nanni to Ethan, Emily, Phinley, Marleigh, Ellis, Zander, Artem, Luna, Oliver and two more expected in only a few weeks. Dee will also be sadly missed by Wendy, Heather, Kay, and family and friends here and abroad.  Special thanks for the care and home visits by Dr. Kim and Nurse Lisa.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Kidney Foundation, 546 Christina St., N., Sarnia N7T 5W6 and the St. Joseph’s Hospice, 475 Christina St., N., Sarnia, N7T 5W3.  A private family gathering will take place at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to the McKenzie & Blundy Funeral Home and Cremation Centre, 519-344-3131.  Messages of condolences & memories may be left at

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