Font, Dorothy

July 19, 1935 ~ March 15, 2015

FONT, Dorothy Mae (nee Racher) – Age 79 of RR#4 Petrolia, passed away peacefully at Lambton Meadowview Villa on Sunday, March 15, 2015. Beloved wife of the late Ross Harley Font (2010) for 53 years. Loving mother of: Lorne and Vicki and their children Lee, Josh, Chelsie, Dustin, Devon and Rebekah; Eric and his children Shelly, Nathan and William; Neil and Tracy and their children MacIntyre and Claudia; Shawn and Nicole and their children Jack, Grace and Wyatt. Cherished great-grandmother of Brynden and Aiden. Dear sister of Stan, Robert and Frances Holmes and sister-in-law of Donna MacDonald. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents Harland and Hazel (Lawson) Racher, infant daughter Linda May, grand-daughter Jessica Lyn Marie Font (2013) and siblings Glen Racher, Shirley Symington, Betty Dykeman, Keith Racher and Grant Racher.

Family and friends will be received at STEADMAN BROTHERS FUNERAL HOME, Brigden on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9pm.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 11:00am from the funeral home. Interment to follow at Hillsdale Cemetery, Petrolia.

Sympathy may be expressed through donations to Brigden United Church or C.E.E. Hospital Foundation.

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  1. Our sympathy and condolences to my cousins Lorne, Eric, Neil and Shawn, their wives and families on the loss of your mom. I remember Dorothy as a pleasant, happy, and kind woman. Sorry we were unable to express our sympathy by visiting at the funeral home, but we were away at that time. Thinking of all of you and hope that treasured memories will sustain you in your time of sorrow. Diane and Chris (Harold and Muriel’s daughter)

  2. Our deepest sympathy to all your family on the passing of Dorothy. We were away and could not come to offer our condolences in person. Cherish all the special memories you have of her, and she will remain in your thoughts and hearts always.

  3. The Font Family my sympathy on your loss. I have never met her but know the family members
    and I share their loss. Dorothy Smith and Family

  4. Shawn,Nicole &family, your brothers & their families
    So sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. We first met when we were “exercising” years ago and later at the annual Christmas party. Dorothy always had a wonderful smile and loved keeping us informed of her family. She was such a nice lady and will be greatly missed.
    Janice & Bill Kerrigan

  5. Our wonderful Aunt Dorothy was an extraordinary family organizer of reunions for the Rachers for at least 40 years of her life. She either called or stopped by to invite us personally when the date was coming up.She always sent birthday cards or get well cards to us in the mail and was present at many family celebrations of weddings and anniversaries. She and Uncle Ross loved to square dance and round dance too…. we even went to a cottage with them two years in a row…Aunt Dorothy was so young at heart and we will miss her energy she packed into family events. She was such a grande lady of faith too and for that reason we wish her a “bon voyage” to Eternal life with God and her beloved friends and families. ” He will raise you up on eagle’s wings….and hold you in the palm of His hand. Pat and Norm

  6. So sorry to hear the sad news of Aunt Dorothy’s passing…. She was such a wonderful person who always had a smile on her face. I loved to get out to the farm each Sunday and spend time with the family. Aunt Dorothy made the best german cholcolate cake!

    Although we are unable to be there, our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

    Gord, Diane, James, Melissa and Jason

  7. To the Font Family: Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing, she was my Mom’s (Velma Kennedy) roommate at Lambton Meadowview Villa, as you know I lost my Mom in December and I send my sincere condolences to you. May your cherished memories comfort you during this difficult time. Sincere Regards! Wilma Tichenoff

  8. Dear Font family
    Sending my most sincere sympathies your way at this sad time. Dorothy was indeed a sweetie and will be greatly missed
    Gail 🙁

  9. Lorne, Vicki and family
    Love and prayers to you as you experience another heartache and loss.
    May you find comfort and peace from family, friends and the Lord.

  10. Lorne, Eric, Neil, Shawn and Families
    Our sincere condolences to you all on the passing of your Mother. We have many fond memories of the fun events at Zion that often centered around Dorothy. We hope that recalling some of these memories will help lessen the pain. We will be keeping you all in our prayers.
    Lori and Roger

  11. Shawn Nicole and all of the Font family
    So sorry to hear of your loss. We hope your wonderful memories will help you through a difficult time.
    Our sincere condolences to you all
    John and Shelley Freer

  12. To the entire Font Families, so sorry to hear about the passing of Dorothy. She was a lovely lady and always had a smile on her face while talking to her as she lived at LMV for the past few years. I enjoyed looking after her and talking with her too. Thinking of you all at this difficult time. All you sons were so good to your mother while she lived there she would be so proud of you all. Take care former PSW from LMV Maureen Bailey xoxo