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Dorothy Jean (Howlett) Hough

1942 ~ 2024 (age 81) 81 Years Old

Dorothy Hough Obituary

Dorothy Jean Hough, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and esteemed businesswoman, passed away peacefully on February 16, 2024, in Woodstock, at the admirable age of 81. Born on December 2, 1942, in Collingwood, Ontario, Dorothy's radiant smile and generous heart found a lasting home in the hearts of all who knew her.

Dorothy's enduring love story with her devoted husband, Harry Hough, spanned more than 64 years, a testament to their unwavering partnership and deep affection. Together, they navigated life's ups and downs and stood side by side through every joy and challenge. Their shared journey included the successful co-management of Zorra TV, where Dorothy's warm personality and made a lasting impression on colleagues and the community alike.

She was the cherished matriarch of a large and loving family that includes her children: Darlene Hough, Frances Daly, Vicky (Brad) Cunningham, Louise Derudder, Joe (Lisa) Hough, and Laurena (Lorne) Beaver. Dorothy's legacy continues through the lives of her 14 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, whose achievements and happiness brought her immense pride and joy.

Described by all who knew her as loving, kind, and friendly, Dorothy's natural ability to connect with people was one of her most endearing qualities. Her home was often filled with laughter, lively conversations, and an open door for friends and family. Dorothy had a special way of making everyone around her feel valued and loved, a quality that will continue to resonate within her community.

As we say goodbye to the incomparable Dorothy Jean Hough, we celebrate a life rich in love, kindness, and friendship. Her memory will forever inspire those lucky enough to have been touched by her remarkable spirit, and the stories of her generosity and warmth will be passed down through generations.

Though Dorothy has left this world, her vibrant spirit and the lessons of love and compassion she imparted will remain eternal. Her family is comforted by the memories they hold dear, the knowledge that she lived a life full of purpose and joy, and the belief that her legacy will continue to bless them in the years to come.

The world feels a little less bright without Dorothy's presence, but her family takes solace in knowing she lived her life to the fullest, always prioritizing the happiness and well-being of others. Dorothy's journey may have reached its sunset, but the love and light she shared will continue to rise in the hearts of those she loved most, illuminating the path forward with hope and love.

In the quiet moments, we will remember Dorothy Jean Hough's gentle guidance, her unwavering support, and her unconditional love. Her story is not one of finality, but one of enduring love—a beautiful chapter in an ongoing legacy of warmth and generosity that will forever warm the lives of her beloved family and friends. Dorothy’s family will be having a private Celebration of her life at a later date. Donations may be made to a charity of ones choice.

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