September 9, 1943 – August 17, 2020
It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Placido; wife, mother, (great) grandmother, sister and friend. She passed away peacefully on August 17, 2020 with her family by her side.
Mom was born on September 9, 1943 in Fort Smith, NWT and was raised alongside her siblings in Dawson City, Yukon. Mom moved to North Vancouver, B.C. in 1963 where she met our dad, Warren Rigby. Raising our family, first in Campbell River, Yale and then to Hope in 1970.
Mom was involved in all of our activities, including hockey, figure skating and baseball. She was the scorekeeper, the den mother, an amazing seamstress, baker and the best cook you’d ever meet.
Once we were grown and out of the house, mom and dad decided that mom needed a hobby, so they purchased the Alpenhaus restaurant in 1991. Mom loved this time in her life. It brought her so much joy. She loved to cook and entertain. This venture created so many lasting friendships
Mom was predeceased by our dad, Warren Rigby in August 2000, by her son Jeffrey Rigby and sister Phylis Priebe in 2018.
In 2004 she married her husband Mac. They enjoyed visiting Mac’s family in Scotland and hosting them and family and friends when they visited in Canada, both in Enderby and Hope.
Mom is survived by her husband Carmen (Mac), her daughters Janice (Roland) Roen, Julie (Brad) Willock, her adored grandchildren Leigh-Anne, Garrett, Morgann, Meagan, Linden, Sophia, Solomon and Judah and her first great granddaughter Lennon and several step great grandchildren. As well as Mac’s family in Scotland- Helen (Colin) Johnson, their children Robert and Naomi and Valerie (Mustapha) elAmrani and their son Hamza.
Mom is also survived by her siblings, Maree MacPherson, Tina (Mickey) Miller, Bill Nielsen, and Norma Seywright, and several nieces and nephews. Sister-in-law’s Alice McKinnon and Darlene (Mike) Walsh.
Mom’s smile lit up the room. As sweet and innocent as she looked, she was a prankster, with the best sense of humour.
Mom has asked for no formal funeral. We will hold a gathering for family and friends at a later time.
Thank you to Dr. Grover, Dr. Whalley, and the amazing Hospice Team and nurses at Fraser Canyon Hospital, who were so wonderful to Mom this last month. Your compassion was very much appreciated.
Mom was loved by so many and will be missed dearly. We love you to the moon.
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