FROLICK, Dorothy Ann (nee Nicholson)
Passed away peacefully at Albright Manor on Friday, April 19, 2019 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by her beloved husband of 58 years, William (2003). Daughter of the late Frank and Dorothy (VanAlstine) Nicholson of Chatham. Dear sister of the late Edwin (late Dorothy) Nicholson of Collingwood, Helen (late William) Glassco of Chatham and Frances (late Harold) O’Brien of London. Loving mother of James (Diana) of Welland and Nancy (Ralph) Freure of Wellandport. Proud grandmother of Chris (Lisa) Freure and Tom (Katie) Freure. Blessed with 7 great grandchildren, Nathan, Maddie and Anna Freure and Juliette, Adam, Mark and Ellie Freure….the joy of her life.
In 1944, Dorothy arrived in Fenwick, on the train from Chatham, to work for the YWCA Farm Service Force as a farmerette at Clemens Camp as part of the war effort. Here, she met and married William. After a 5 week summer course at London Teacher’s College, she taught school at S.S. 5 Chantler (a one room schoolhouse) & S.S.9 (E.W. Farr Memorial School) for 8 years. She was Secretary of Pelham Township Police Force followed by Civilian Member of the Niagara Region Police Force until her retirement in 1990. Dorothy has been a 73 year member of Fenwick United Church, past president and life member of UCW; past Noble Grand of Maple Crest Rebekah Lodge; member of Pelham Senior Citizens, and Rose City Senior’s Velvetone Choir and church choir. Dorothy loved to travel, sew, knit, bake and look after her home and gardens.
Our most sincere thanks and appreciation to the nurses and staff at Albright Manor for the love, friendship, exceptional care and compassion they gave Mom.
Visitation at Lampman Funeral Home, 724 Canboro Road, Fenwick on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 from 6-9p.m. Funeral Service held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary of Fenwick United Church, 1050 Church St., Fenwick followed by Interment at Hillside Cemetery, Ridgeville and luncheon in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, a donation in Dorothy’s memory to Albright Manor Foundation, Beamsville or Fenwick United Church would be appreciated.