Dorothy Ricketson

Obituary of Dorothy Ricketson

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Ricketson, Leila Dorothy Age 90. Born Jan 19, 1932 in Barbados, British West Indies. She went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Feb 5, 2022 in Middleton NS. Daughter of Herbert and Hilda (nee Kirton) Watson of Barbados. She is predeceased by her parents; grandson Jeremy Dytynyshyn; brothers-in-law Robert Higgins and Leslie Woodward; and her Drayton and Watson cousins. Dorothy is survived by her husband of 68 years, C Lewis Ricketson PhD; brothers Geoffrey and Michael Watson (Joan), Barbados and sister Patricia Woodward, Kelowna, BC; children Charles W Ricketson (Janice) Victoria, BC, Carolyn A Hubble (David) Lawrencetown, NS and Nancy E Dytynyshyn (David) Moncton, NB; Sisters-in-law Marcia (nee Ricketson) Higgins, Audrey (nee Ricketson) Wade (John), and brother-in-law, John Ricketson (Diane); 11 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren: Andrea (nee Ricketson) and Adam Greene, Ian and Melissa Ricketson (Carter), Jeffrey and Leah Ricketson (Isaac, Ethan), Jonathan and Heather Hubble (Violet, Micah, Ezekiel), Paul and Fiona Hubble (Boaz, Matai, Alden), Deborah Hubble-Smith and David Smith (Quinlan, Elythea), Michael and Jenilly Dytynyshyn (Kalena), Laura (nee Dytynyshyn) and Steve Cyr (Liam, Anna, Juliette), Julie (nee Dytynyshyn) and Benjamin Delcid (Brielle, Benjamin, Jacob),Suzanne Dytynyshyn, Jennifer (nee Dytynyshyn) and Ben Garbus (Eloise). She is also fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews. Dorothy graduated from Macdonald College of McGill University in 1953 with an Honours BSc (Home Economics). It was there she met her future husband and they married in Carleton Corner, NS on June 27, 1953. They moved to Kentville, NS where Dorothy was the first dietician at the Blanchard Fraser Memorial Hospital. They lived a number of places including Truro (NS), Ithaca (NY), Vineland and Grimsby (ON), and Columbus (Ohio) as Lew pursued graduate studies and agricultural research, ending up back in the Annapolis Valley (New Minas, then Carleton Corner) in 1980. Above all, Dorothy loved God and her family. She also loved cats, music, cross-stitching, jigsaw puzzles and gardening with Lew. The family greatly appreciates the loving care given to Dorothy at Graceview Residence and by the doctors and nurses at Soldiers Memorial Hospital. Thank you also to Continuing Care (NS Health) and the VON for their support during the time Lew cared for Dorothy at home. A private funeral under the direction of the Kaulbach Family Funeral Home, Bridgetown, NS will be held at Bridgetown Baptist Church Friday Feb 11 at 2 pm. Interment at a later date. Donations may be made to Alzheimer Society of NS ( ), VON Nova Scotia ( (Under Designation, select Nova Scotia Programs and Services), Bridgetown Baptist Church or a charity of your choice. The service will be live streamed on this website Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2pm. PLEASE NOTE: The graveside service for Dorothy Ricketson will be held 2:00 p.m. Friday May 6, 2022 at the Riverside Cemetery, Bridgetown with Pastor Herb Anderson officiating. All are welcome to attend. The service will be webcast. Family requests everyone please wear a mask.
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