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Dorothy Demone
July 12, 1926 - October 23, 2020
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<div itemprop="description">Our Mother; Dorothy, to everyone else, passed away in her sleep on October 23rd 2020, at the West Island Manor Nursing Home in Pierrefonds on the West Island of Montreal.<br>After her dinner on the 23rd she laid down for a nap and didn’t wake up. At 94 years old she decided it was time to go.<br>We can never remember a moment or time when my mother wasn’t happy. She just lived her life being happy, taking everything in life in stride. In later years she was known as “Miss Dorothy”. No matter what the occasion Mum was always nicely dressed, her hair done and fitted out in her jewelry. It was the same when I was a little boy coming home from school and until the end. <br>Visiting Mum in the nursing home we might find her in the TV room napping. When we said “Mum it’s Kevin or Jeff” she would open her eyes, look up and a big smile would spreads across her face. She would reach up, we would bend down and she would kiss us. We’ll miss that look and that kiss.<br>Dorothy was born to Urban and Effie Demone in Dartmouth Nova Scotia on July 12th, 1926. Mum was born in the middle of a family of seven children, four boys and three girls. She is survived by her two younger brothers Robert and David who both reside in Ontario Canada. <br>Mum married Andrew Warwick Hynes, (Wick), in 1947 and after a move to Moncton, then Toronto, they settled on the West Island of Montreal where they raised there three boys; Gary, Kevin and Jeffrey. Our Mum was an amazing Mother. She was always there for us, a constant in our lives, dedicated to raising her three sons. Mum was also blessed with six grandchildren, Jill Higgins of Rothesay N.B, James Hynes, Vancouver BC, Colin Hynes living in Victoria BC, Bryan Hynes also of Victoria, Marjanna Hewson of Orillia Ont. and Erin Hynes residing in Windsor Ont. And with three Great Grandchildren, Liam Higgins, Mary Higgins and Hallie Hewson, Hallie a recent addition to the family. <br><br>Dad worked for Air Canada which enabled the family to travel to exotic places like Barbados, France and Spain. In her later years Mum would tell everyone, did you know that “I have traveled the world”. <br>In the summers, growing up, we would travel to Dartmouth from Montreal to spend time with our grandparents, but more importantly to Sole Lake to the family cottage where three generations would sit around a table playing 45’s into the night. Mum would often recount a story about going to the cottage as a little girl. Her father knew that rounding up seven kids to go to the cottage would be a challenge, made it known that if anyone wasn’t in the car by 12 noon sharp, they would be left behind. In those days Urban worked until 11 on Saturday and couldn’t wait to go to the cottage. Mum was never late.<br>From the time Mum retired from her sales role at Sears she led an active life. She loved to play tennis and golf and in the winter took happily to the curling sheet. Dorothy and her friends on the West Island enjoyed evening concerts in Beaconsfield and Kirkland, dances, dinners and the movies.<br>As sons we inherited two wonderful things from our mother and the Demone family; our love for the ocean and sailing, Mum’s father was a great dingy sailor and racer plus (two of Mum’s ancestors sailed aboard the very famous schooner the Bluenose, out of Halifax, and our joy of working with wood, (Mum’s father was a master carpenter and spent life building things, including the family home on Park Avenue in Dartmouth.<br>Being a Maritimer and with ancestral roots, since 1751, in Lunenburg Nova Scotia, Mum to us was a “Salt of the Earth”, the finest and noblest mother a son could ever have.<br>We’ll all Miss Mum. May she rest in peace.<br></div>