It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of our mother, Dorothy Joanne Baynes, on October 19, 2022 at the age of 91. Dorothy is now reunited with Nolan, her beloved husband of 61 years. She was predeceased by her parents, Paul & Margaret Owen and brothers, Stan, Dale and Doug. Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her four sons, JP (Lorrette), Doug (Donna), Brian (Marian), Jim (Debbie); 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alberta and Marilyn (Jim), sister-in-law Ruth, brother-in-law Jack, and many nieces and nephews.

Dorothy will be missed by many incredible lifelong friends. She was a true friend, cherishing these friendships which she nurtured over the years. She lived life to the fullest. She loved to sing and dance, make crafts, play Double Solitaire, and enjoyed a game of Bridge with friends. When she was with family and friends, she was always up for playing a variety of games.

The family extends their sincere gratitude to the many people who cared for Dorothy at Parkwood Court. Your kindness and compassion did not go unnoticed.

A celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held on Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 2:30pm in the Sequoia Centre at McCall Gardens, 4665 Falaise Drive, Victoria, BC. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. For those unable to attend in person, you are invited to attend virtually, via livestream, by clicking the following link:

Condolences may be offered to the family below.

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  • Rezan Weldelibanos

    Deepest sympathy for all the family.Dorothy was loved so much by everyone at Parkwood for her kindness and kind words to all.Pleasure knowing her

  • Esther Farr

    Dear JP,Doug,Brian,Jim
    and all family members
    I am so very saddened to learn of Dorothy’s passing
    I Have many wonderful memories of happy times we spent together over the years
    My sincere heartfelt sympathy at this sad time
    my thoughts and prayers are with all of you


    I am truly sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I remember her as so kind and welcoming. She always had a smile and had a wonderful sense of humour. Dorothy was so proud of her 4 sons as well as the grandchildren and all family members. I am sorry to be out of town on Nov.12th but she will certainly be on my mind and in my heart.
    With sympathy to Dorothy’s family.

  • Anna Carter

    It is with deepest sadness to hear of Dorothy’s passing. My memories of her were of a lady with great poise and kindness while being so very down to earth, loving and inclusive. There was always a smile on her face and cheer in her heart. I will never forget the time I was able to spend

    My sincerest condolences to the boys and the ladies in their lives and all who knew and will feel the loss of such a beautiful soul.

  • Scott Surgenor

    We will miss you Auntie Dorothy. There have been so many great memories, but what I will remember the most are the times sitting around the card table as a kid and how supportive you were to our family over the years (I still have the blanket she made while she sat in my sister’s room in her final days 22 years ago).
    One of the best aunties of all-time – always enjoyed our visits over the years. Her down-to-earth personality made it so easy for her to connect with everyone she met.
    But of everything she accomplished in her life, it always seemed that what she was most proud of was raising 4 great boys.
    Condolences to the whole family from April and I.

  • Al and Jean Vachon

    To all family and friends.
    We are truly sorry for your loss,
    We didn’t get to see much of Dorothy, but it was a Pleasure knowing her.

  • Brett Surgenor

    I was heartbroken to hear the news about Auntie Dorothy. My deepest condolences go out to JP, Doug, Brian, Jim, my grandmother Marilyn and all your families.

    There have been so many fond memories of Auntie Dorothy that I will cherish forever. She was such a kind and caring person who spoiled me like crazy every time we saw each other. Her infectious smile and laughter is something that was present with every interaction and I truly cannot thank her enough for being there for me throughout my childhood.

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