Dorothy Levett

Dorothy passed away peacefully at St. Joseph’s hospital where it all began 94 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband Charles (Chuck) Levett in 1961 and by her parents Len and Leah Roberts. Dorothy was one of the early telephone operators in Courtenay starting out when the phone office was by the river, near the Central Builders today. She met her husband to be when he was in the Canadian Navy stationed at the Comox spit, training for the Italian, Sicily invasion. They were married in 1944 after returning, settling and building in Courtenay. They went into partnership with her brother Ted in the freight business that had been started by her Len Roberts years before. After a few years they got the travel bug and sold out to her brother Ted, first moving to Oregon then later to California for several years. Once again the travel bug hit and Chuck went to work for the Dept. of Canadian External Affairs and off to Europe they went. Sadly after a couple years overseas Chuck passed away in 1961. Dorothy then came back to her home; the Comox Valley. She then went to work for her brother Ted for many happy years as a bookkeeper for his company. She retired at 56 years and traveled extensively on tours, cruises, etc. Dorothy loved and enjoyed her family tremendously, and we never missed a family occasion. Our family will miss Dorothy immensely because she was such an integral part of our lives. She was a great sound advisor to keep us on the straight and narrow. Dorothy loved her Comox Valley and leaves behind many lifelong friends. She had her house on 11th street (Courtenay Ave) and had the best neighbors one could ever wish for. They truly looked out for her in the later years. One year they had a party for her and gave her the title of Mayor of 11th Street which she loved. She will be dearly missed by us all. We all could use a bit of her chin-up no matter what the circumstance. Thanks for the memories Dorothy we will always be grateful. Dorothy leaves behind her son Robert Levett (Joan), brother Ted Roberts (Bonnie) and family, granddaughters Cherylynn Metcalf (Don), Teresa Boyd (Darrin), and great grandsons Austin and Owen Boyd.

At Dorothy’s request there will be no service and in lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to the charity of your choice.

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