Dorothy Hurtley

Dorothy Hurtley passed away surrounded by family in White Rock, BC on Monday, March 20 at the age of 83. Born in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Dorothy spent her childhood years living in Rama, Saskatchewan on the family farm. When she was 18, her family moved to Fort Langley, BC.

She graduated from the Royal Columbian in New Westminster, BC as a Registered Nurse in 1956 and married Ken Hurtley that same year. Together they had five children and after living in Vancouver, BC and Sacramento, CA they settled in Blaine, WA in 1965. In addition to being the world’s most wonderful mother and grandmother, she was a talented artist, loved to bake and garden, was an animal lover, and always had a listening ear for those whose needed one.

Dorothy is survived by her brothers Bert and Kenny, sister Lois, ex-husband Ken, children Susan, Kevin (Kathy), Sandra, Kelly (Miles), Kent, grandchildren Noel (Jasmine), Chase, Jenna and many nieces & nephews.

An online obituary can be found at The family asks that you please share your memories of our beautiful mom. In lieu of flowers please make donations to the Alternative Humane Society of

Whatcom County at (click on “donate”, and then on a blank heart to give.)

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