Dorothy Garbutt Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Dorothy Garbutt

1930 - 2023

Obituary of Dorothy Garbutt

It is with extremely heavy hearts that we announce the passing of an amazing woman on Friday, January 6, 2023. Dorothy is the beloved wife of Milford with whom they celebrated their 70th anniversary in November. Loving mother of Wayne (the late Frances), Wanda (Brian) Roman, Shelley and Crystal (Don). Cherished Granma Kap to many grandchildren and great grandchildren. She will be missed by her dog Taffy, step sister and extended family members. Dorothy is predeceased by her parents James and Gertrude, her step father Fred Ward, her 5 siblings and 5 step siblings.

Dorothy was known for her love of crafts, no matter what craft it was Dorothy loved to make them from making Christmas ornaments to birthday cards. She and Milford also owned and operated their restaurant Caruso's Fish and Chips in Kapuskasing and in Thunder Bay where people came to gather as a family to enjoy good food. Dorothy kept that mentality with her family as well and always tried to have them all together as much as possible.

The family would like to send their deepest gratitude to all the staff at March of Dimes for all your care and compassion. In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services. Memorial Donations may be made to the March of Dimes or the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Ann Wallace
6 months ago

Wayne, Wanda, Shelley, Crystal and families. I have just learned today of your mom’s passing. I send hugs to all of you and to your dad. Keep your memories close and remember the good times. Thinking of days on Mundy Avenue.

Doris (Cymbalisty) and Denis Forget
1 year ago

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time and we offer our condolences to all of the family.

Madison Garbutt
1 year ago

Dorothy was the most loving grandmother anyone could ask for

Larry Little
1 year ago

My deepest Sympathy to the family ! My thought and prayers are with you all 1

Garth Anger
1 year ago

Dorothy was such a wonderful lady and will be missed by all. We give our deepest condolences to all the Family.
Our sympathies especially go to Dorothy’s loving Husband Mel.
We will miss her too, as she was also Loved by Myself and Carmelle ❤️

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Carmelle and Garth
1 year ago

Dorothy, was such a loving, kind, caring person, it was such a pleasure to be in her company, she was always smiling.
She had so many talents crafts, cooking where her favourites,
She had a loving family and friends
My deepest sympathy to all her family..

Rachel Nakashoji
1 year ago

I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond memories of Dot— she was such a dear friend to my mom. A very special lady who I know will be greatly missed.

Lise et Real Morissette
1 year ago

Our condolences to all the family thinking of you in those ha


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