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Dorothy Nora Bayoff nee Markin

Dorothy Nora Bayoff


Dorothy Nora Bayoff passed away on April 9th, 2015 at Mt. Lakes Seniors Community. Dorothy was born in 1914 and would have celebrated her 101st birthday on May 29th. She was born in Grand Forks to Nellie and Alex Chernoff and later resided in the Thrums area where she met and married Walter Bayoff in 1936.  Together they raised 2 children, Janet and Ed.

The family moved to Nelson in the early 1950’s.

Dorothy was counter manager at Nelson’s Woolworth’s Store and is best remembered for her famous lemon meringue pies. Her passions included music, dancing and her flower gardens and while living in Nelson, received a Beautification Certificate from the Mayor of Nelson. She spent numerous hours canvassing for the S.O.S. (Save our Services) for the Nelson Hospital and faithfully supported requests for donations required to purchase additional equipment. Dorothy also enjoyed theatre and in 2009 donated much of her clothing to the Capitol Theatre wardrobe department.

She is survived by her daughter Janet Evdokimo of Phoenix, Arizona, grandchildren Allen (Sheryl) Evdokimo, great grandchildren Ashley, Adam (Laura) of Reno, Nev., Arnie (Racquel) Evdokimo, great grandchildren A.J., Allison and Autumn, Phoenix, Az, Andrew Evdokmo and great granddaughter Ariana, Nampa, Idaho. Daughter-in-law Jackie Bayoff, grandchildren Dan (Nichole), great grandchildren Lauren, Tyler, Tyson and Parker, Carlene (Dirk) MacFarlane, great grandchildren Breanne and Daniel, Heather Carson and great grandchildren Paige and Jared, all of Nelson. Grandson Rex (Amber) Skarbo, great grandchildren Tatiana and Shalynn of Kamloops, Debbie Jones and great grand children Kortney, Kimberley (Jason) Nixon and great-great granddaughter Millie, Courtney, BC. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Walter in 1969 and son Edward in 1994.

Thompson’s Funeral Home arranged a private family burial which took place on Monday, April 13th at the Nelson Cemetery officiated by Rev. Marcella Mugford followed by a Celebration of Life held at the Prestige Lakeside Resort.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Janz and all the staff at Mt. Lakes Diamond Cottage for their exceptional care of mom during her residency. Special thanks to Vivian Kingdon who provided mom with private care.

Mom loved life and made a difference to everyone she met. Her motto in life was “Don’t worry, be happy”

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Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Service Ltd. 

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