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Dorothy Kathleen Cote (Rowe)

January 24, 1917 - February 20, 2015


Mother, Grandmother, Great and Great Great Grandmother.


Dorothy was born in Rossland to Ethel and Andrew Rowe. Her Mother died when she was 8 months old and she was loved and nurtured by her Grandmother, Ellen Rowe in Nelson. In 1936 she married LeRoi Cote and they built a life together until he passed in 1997. She is also predeceased by her siblings May Kilfedder, Bernice Clever, Jean Morrison and Bill Rowe.


She is survived by her daughter Beverley (Eli) Tetrault and her son LeRoi, 3 Grandchildren. Wayne (Barbara) Tetrault,  Debra (John) Hines and David Tetrault. 4 Great grandchildren, Tamara (Bili) Rodrigues, Sara Burgess, Jenelle Tetrault and Matthew Tetrault. Her pride and joy, Great Great Granddaughter Lauren Lynn Hoft.


Dorothy spent her early years in Nelson working at the match block factory before moving to Vancouver for the duration of the war with LeRoi.  She later cooked for the hockey schools at the Civic Centre, for which she was so proud. Later years found her at Bev’s Ceramics assisting, doing ceramics and painting.  A wonderful cook, none could compare with her roast beef and apple pies which she delighted us with until she left her house.



Dorothy lived in her own home on Chatham Street until she was 94. She was moved to assisted living at Mountain Lakes. She loved her apartment life there but a broken hip forced her move to Jubilee Manor in 2013. We cannot express our thanks to the Jubilee staff that made her life so wonderful these past 2 1/2 years. The exemplary nursing staff kept her comfortable to the end.


As an expression of sympathy, family and friends may make a donation to Nelson Jubilee Manor, 500 W Beasley St, Nelson or Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation.


There will be no funeral at her request; however a Celebration of Life and interment of her ashes will take place at a later date. 


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From: Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff

Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Pat Ormond
Relation: friend and caregiver

Enjoyed caring for and getting to know Dorothy. She was a lovely lady. I know she will be missed by many. Condolences to her beautiful, caring family.

From: Debra Hines
Relation: granddaughter

To the strongest woman I’ve ever known. RIP Grandma you are back in Grandpa’s arms. Until we meet again – I love you ❤️

From: M Joey Gatchell
Relation: old Highways friend

Bev and family, I am so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I’ll miss our her smile from my visits up at Jubilee (usually when we went up to sing for them). We would always chat for a few minutes about your dad and the old highways days.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
M Joey Gatchell

From: Dianne Hebert
Relation: caregiver

My deepest condolences to all Dorothy’s family. Such a honour and privilege to have been part of this delightful lady’s journey, and to meet her loving family. Thank you for allowing us to care for her..Peace be with you …Huge hugs

From: Evelyn Cartlidge
Relation: friend

so sorry for your loss. That will leave a big hole in your heart.
Evelyn Cartlidge. She had such a happy smile.

From: Bob and Laurie Jeffs
Relation: friend

for Bev and family – your Mom was a BEAUTIFUL lady – she will be missed a lot- she made the world a better place

From: Kathy Ihde
Relation: Dorothy was a friend of my Mom's.

Dear Dorothy’s Family, I send my deepest condolences to all of you on the passing of your dear Mother, Grandmother, great and great great Grandmother.
My Mother, Josephine Ihde also worked at the Civic Centre and always enjoyed the many visits she had with your Mom, both during their working days as well as retirees. I too have fond memories of being greeted by your mothers gracious presence at the concession stand as a child enjoying the Sunday afternoon family skating events. I made a point of always stopping to say Hi to her at the concession stand. It was great that she was able to stay in her home for as long as she could. She will be greatly missed.

Service Schedule

Private service arrangements have been made.

Memorial Gifts

Memorial donations will be gratefully accepted to:

Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation

3 View Street

Nelson, BC

V1L 2V1


Nelson Jubilee Manor


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