Dorothy May Wright
September 7, 2023
In Loving Memory
Dorothy passed away peacefully at home on September 7, 2023 at the age of 80, surrounded by the people she loved most. She is survived by her daughters Noel Currie (Jocelyne) of Vancouver BC and Christine Currie (Steve) and grandchildren Abbie and Adam Phillpotts of Kamloops BC, her sister Elaine (Dave) Primrose of Calgary AB, and her brother Dale Wright of Nelson BC, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Stuart and Olive Wright of Lloydminster AB, brother Bill (Sharon) Wright in 2020, and partner Marjorie “Margaret” MacFarlane in 2018.
Born and raised in Lloydminster AB, Dorothy enjoyed an idyllic Prairie childhood. If she wasn’t riding her horse, she was riding in her father’s airplane. She joined the RCAF in 1961, worked in the family business, and married Dan Currie, with whom she had her daughters, in 1963. The family moved from Edmonton to Kamloops in 1971, living first in Westsyde and then in Cherry Creek, where the family raised quarter horses and purebred horned Herefords. During this period, Dorothy was active in the Westsyde Trail Riders, BC Quarter Horse Association, the BC Cattlemen’s Association, and local 4-H. In the 1980s, Dorothy returned to school, completing the Social Services Worker program at Cariboo College (as it was then). Working as a Financial Aid Worker led Dorothy to move first to Vernon and then to Vancouver, where she was an active BCGEU member and served as a shop steward. After several years in Vancouver, Dorothy returned to Kamloops to be near her grandchildren: family was of the utmost importance to her.
At Dorothy’s request, no memorial service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Arthritis Society.
Arrangements entrusted to
Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-554-2324
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