We sadly advise of the passing of Mrs Dorothy Owen, known to so many as Dot. Dorothy left our realm and entered the Lord’s arms on 16th April 2020. Dorothy had become very poorly in the past few months, and more rapidly, recently, and she bore her illness very bravely and never wished to worry her family and friends at all.
Dorothy had the love and support until the very end from her close family and friends and her family would like to express very sincere gratitude to all parishioners of St Mary the Virgin Church, Finedon, for the overwhelming kindness shown over the years and on Dot’s final journey as her cortège past her church and so much respect was shown. We remember Dorothy as friendly, fun, sociable, energetic, loving and caring, who had the love
of her very large family and friendship groups, being a regular at St Mary’s, Dorothy enjoyed her church outings, flower festivals, monthly meat raffle and many social events including the annual Wassail evening immensely, which were all mentioned in her short eulogy.
We said a brief goodbye on 11th May, and Revd Coles conducted the dignified service organised by her family. The family wish to advise, at a later date, we will all share a memorial service which will be held at St Mary’s Church, in her beloved Finedon with a far more fitting tribute of which we know so many would wish to attend, and the family will organise a celebration of Dorothy’s life, in a traditional Prince of Wales Pub Style for Family and Friends.
Thank you so much again.
Cherilea Esther-Smith (nee Owen)
On behalf of Dorothy’s family.
A prayer for Dot.
In your hands, O Lord, we humbly entrust Dorothy. In this life, you embraced her with your tender love; deliver her now from every evil and bid her eternal rest. The old order has passed away: welcome her into paradise, where there will be no sorrow, no weeping or pain, but fullness of peace and joy with your Son and the Holy Spirit forever and ever. Amen.