Dorothy Gresley Conroy

Dorothy Gresley Conroy

CONROY, Dorothy Gresley passed away gently on April 12, 2012, with her family at her side. Dorothy was born July 7, 1914, in Dyserth N. Wales, toElizabeth and Robert John Gresley Jones. Dorothy proudly served her country during the Second World War as a nurse in the RAF before immigrating to Canada in 1949. She is predeceased by her husband James Morton Conroy (d1994), parents, and 11 brothers and sisters. Dorothy is lovingly survived by her son, Richard, and her daughters Genie (Chris) Blackwell, Vikki Conroy, and Geri (Peter McIver) Bryden. She will be greatly missed by her 10 grandchildren: Melanie (Mike) Kelly, Jesse (Swad) Blackwell, Justin (Duyen) Blackwell, Sean Conroy, Julianna Singh, Jennifer (David Fricke) Bryden, Jill (Warren Rosse) Bryden, Josh Bryden, Melissa (Joseph O’Kurley) Bryden and Andrea Bryden. Dorothy was extremely proud of her 3 great-grandchildren: Ava Rosse, Eli Fricke, and Sophie Blackwell. Dorothy is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews in Canada, Britain and Australia. Dorothy will be fondly remembered for her fruitcakes, grilled cheese sandwiches, and her lessons on the “correct” way to make a cup of tea. Dorothy had a great sense of tradition, innate sense of nurturing and a remarkable commitment to walking. Dorothy always enjoyed Coronation Street, a glass of white wine, and the Christmas season. The family would like to thank the staff at Rosewood Manor, Richmond Hospital (3N) and Dr. Vortel for their supportive and compassionate care. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Cancer Society would be appreciated.


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