Residents across Brock Township are mourning the death of Dorothy Macpherson.
Macpherson – who served as one of Beaverton’s most active volunteers for decades – has passed away at the age of 93.
“She had an outgoing personality and always shared her laughter, humour, warm heart, selflessness, generous spirit and commitment to supporting the community and community projects with everyone around her,” said Catherine Blackhall, Macpherson’s niece.
“She taught me so many wonderful life lessons.”
Macpherson spent her childhood summers in Beaverton, moving there full-time in the 1970s.
She lived in the village for more than four decades before moving away to live closer to family.
While life circumstances took her elsewhere, Beaverton was always her home.
Macpherson was a longtime member and past president of both the Beaverton Thorah Eldon Historical Society and the Auxiliary to Lakeview Manor, served as a director of the Beaverton 125 Committee and volunteered with the Canadian Cancer Society and Community Care Durham.
She played a key role in the fundraising efforts to relocate of the Old Stone Jail in the 1990s and was an ardent supporter of the Beaverton Horticultural Society and East Lake Simcoe Art Association during her time in the village.
She received the Harold Lodwick Citizenship Award in 2010 for her numerous volunteer efforts.
Video courtesy of Brock’s Big Bite (Facebook).