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Dorothy Kinley

KINLEY (SMALL), DOROTHY PAULINE ELIZABETH - 98, of Port Hilford, Nova Scotia - Dorothy passed away peacefully at St. Mary's Memorial Hospital in Sherbrooke on July 2, 2012 after a brief illness. Dorothy was born on February 27, 1914 only daughter of the late Winslow and Elizabeth Small of Saint John, New Brunswick. Dorothy was predeceased by older brother Melvin and is survived by Charles, loving husband of nearly 68 years, sons David (Marlene) and Michael (Anne), grandsons Raland (Rhonda) and Nevin (Angela), her beloved great-grandchildren Nicholas, Ella, Drew, Mallory and Owen, brother-in-law John Kinley and many nephews, nieces and their families. Dorothy was raised in Grand Manan and Saint John where she graduated from Saint John High School and Saint John Vocational School. She was office manager of the Saint John office of The North American Life Assurance Company, when as a volunteer member of the Canadian Red Cross during wartime, she met Lieutenant Charles Kinley. They were married on August 12, 1944 after which they relocated to Halifax where Charles attended university and David and Michael were born. The family moved to Shawinigan, Quebec which would be home for over thirty years and where, with Charles, Dorothy would raise a family, build many friendships, was a member of the United Church and active in several church and school organizations. Dorothy would eventually resume employment for several years with Consolidated-Bathurst Limited in nearby Grand-Mere. Dorothy and Charles retired to Port Hilford where they joined St. John's United Church in Sherbrooke. Dorothy was a member of the Port Hilford Women's Institute.
Funeral service will be held Thursday, July 5th at 2:00 PM in Port Hilford Baptist Church with Rev. John F. Smith officiating. Interment in Lakeside Cemetery. A reception will follow in Indian Harbour Lake Community Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Mary's Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the dignified and compassionate care of the G.W. Giffin Funeral Home, St. Mary’s Chapel, 34 Main St., Sherbrooke. On-line condolences may be made at


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