Dorothy May Wright

September 7, 2023

In Loving Memory

Dorothy Wright

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

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-554-2324 F: 250.554.3505

665 Tranquille Rd #4,
Kamloops, BC V2B 3H7

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 4

  1. Maggie Clouthier says:

    My condolences to Dorothy ‘s family, you are in my thoughts and prayers.
    Dorothy’s life story was certainly varied and interesting. My impression on meeting her was a strong intelligent woman. She had a softness and kind sharing side when helping others. Im sure she will be missed.

    This is thy hour O soul , thy free flight into the wordless,
    Away from books, away from art, the day erased, the lesson done,
    Thee fully forth emerging, silent, gazing, pondering the themes thou lovest best,
    Night, sleep, death and the stars.

  2. Crystal Warkentine says:

    I am so sorry to hear about her passing. My condolences to her family and friends.

  3. Noel Currie says:

    Thank you, Maggie — what a beautiful quote.

  4. Noel Currie says:

    Thank you for your kind words, Crystal.

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