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Dorothy "Dot" Hazel (Lawrence) Wells
November 29, 1957 ~ August 5, 2023 (age 65) 65 Years Old
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Dorothy “Dot” Hazel Wells, nee Lawrence, It is with heavy hearts that the family announce the passing of Dorothy (Dot/Dotty) Wells of Dartmouth, born on November 29, 1957 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She passed away peacefully on August 5, 2023, surrounded by love in the Palliative Care Unit at the VG, she was 65 years young. Dot was a very independent woman who loved life and lived to its fullest as a free bird and spirit, and you could always be sure she’d tell you how it is. Dot faced many challenges and struggles in her life, however that never changed her very generous and giving heart which showed in her caregiving capacity throughout her life helping to take care of others who needed her help and support. She cherished her family and many friends and treasured the time she spent with all of them, she especially adored and loved all her nieces and nephews, which showed in her huge smile every time she seen them. She also appreciated her long talks with her sister Denise, especially in these last few months of her life as they shared a very special bond. She also got to reconnect with many family and friends who came to visit and called so she could reminisce about all the great memories they all shared. She was an avid animal lover and is now reunited with her beloved dog Harley. She was a collector of many things and would give to others what she thought they might want or need. She rarely stayed in one place long, she was our colorful travelling gypsy. She loved the beach, especially the ocean and could often be found “Camping” on the beach by the Cow Bay Moose. She loved her time spent in Newfoundland which is where she picked up her loved “Newfie” accent. She bartended for many years at “The Landing” and others places as well. She also enjoyed her time riding and being around motorcycles “Harley’s” and being a part of that community. She is also remembered as one of the “Hen’s” celebrating Henarama, which included a group of women whom she has had many great friendships with over the years. Dot had her 3 children, daughter Lorna Lawrence and sons David Matthews and Ritchie Gray very early in life and although we were raised by others, she loved us and we thank her for the gift of life she gave us all, without this we also would not have her beautiful grandchildren Isaiah and Malia. She was predeceased by her son Richard “Ritchie” Gray, whom now she can also be reunited with as she has missed him dearly. Thank you to the many family and friends who have stepped forward and offered help and support to us during this difficult time and to those that were not able to be here, her sister Denise and her niece Sam, she knows you loved her and you were here helping her in spirit. Special thanks also to the Care Team, Nurses and Doctors who cared for Dot during the last week on 7A, and for helping myself and my 2 nieces Shayna and Danielle, get through each day and night, your compassion and support was truly appreciated. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be announced at a later date. Donations may be made to any SPCA or Cancer Society