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Dorothy Elizabeth (Mann) Surrett

Dorothy Elizabeth (Mann)  Surrett
Petitcodiac - It is with great sadness that the family announces the passing of their beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Her death occurred Wednesday, February 20, 2008 at the Kenneth E. Spencer Memorial Nursing Home.

Born June 16, 1914 in Stoneham, Mass., she was the daughter of the late J. Harvey and Myrtle (Dunham) Mann. She came to Canada to live with her aunt at the age of eight. She later married Guy Surrett of Petitcodiac and they had seven children. She is survived by two daughters, Florence Davis (Harold) of Saint John, Judy Davis (Doug) of Moncton; four sons, Verne (Barb) of Petawawa, Harvey (Carole) of Moncton, Richard (Claudette) of Petitcodiac, Jim (Jayne) of Petitcodiac; 24 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; one great great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was predeceased by her husband, Guy (1971); son, Reid (1995); sisters, Lulu Mahoney, Evelyn Briganti; brothers, Reid Mann, James Mann.

Dorothy lived an active and full life. She was a true supporter and active worker in her church … the Petitcodiac Baptist Church. She was a life member of the Women’s Missionary Society and the Petitcodiac Women’s Institute and belonged to the Petitcodiac Senior Citizens.

During her earlier years, she became a commissioner in the Girl Guides and was responsible for starting Brownies in the village.

She was a very talented lady. She did most types of needlework and has left a legacy of pictures and paintings.

She was well known for making and decorating cakes, providing many people with cakes for all occasions, especially weddings.

She was affectionately known as our “road runner” and enjoyed traveling, whether visiting scattered family members or touring Germany and Australia.

She was very family orientated and the times we all gathered were special time for her. She will be truly missed.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted to Armstrong's Funeral Home, Petitcodiac, where visiting hours will be held Friday from 2-4 & 7-9pm. The funeral will be held from the Petitcodiac Baptist Church, Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 11am, Rev. G. Cook officiating. Burial at Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Cancer Society, or the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.