Dorothy Tryphena Gomez

Dorothy Tryphena Gomez

1921 – 2015

Dorothy was born in 1921 in San Franscisco, California. She met her devoted husband, Darrow Gomez (affectionately known as D.G.) while on a steamer from Vancouver to Prince Rupert. Darrow asked her to attend his sister’s wedding with him – the rest is history.

Sixty-eight years ago, Dorothy and D.G. moved into their home on 7th East. Dorothy resided there until she left us on April 14, 2015.

Dorothy and Darrow had two children, Gale Norberg (Robert Irvine) and Maurice (Moe)

Gomez (Kathy). Both Gale and Moe had two sons – Trevor (Cathy) and Wade (Serena)

Norberg, Robin and Kris (Mamata) Gomez. Then some girls entered the picture, great granddaughters Chantelle, Dana, and Myranda and great great granddaughters SheaLynn and Erin.

Dorothy is pre-deceased by her son-in-law Duane Norberg, her loving husband, D.G. and her sister, Margaret Hebb.

Dorothy had a quick wit, great sense of humour and was a prolific writer and reader. She

enjoyed current affairs, travel (Orient, Alaska, Europe and B.C.) curling, her garden and above all, her family and friends. She lived a long life that witnessed the depression that was World War II, the adventure of commercial fishing on the Tryph-Isle with D.G., and the pride that came with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Dorothy, as a United States

Customs Officer of 20 years, also had her fair share of catching the bad guys attempting to

smuggle contraband from Canada into Alaska.

In September of 2014, Dorothy played a big role in Kris and Mamata’s Salt Spring Island outdoor wedding. She led the processional as the flower girl. She stole the hearts of many as she tossed rose petals up the aisle. Dorothy was thrilled to be involved in such an important way.

We are thankful for Dorothy’s long life and the love that she gave us so graciously and

unconditionally. She set a good example for us to remain forever curious, adventurous and independent.

We love you, Dorothy

A service was held on Monday, April 20.

In memory of Dorothy, donations to the Anglican Church Roof Fund or the Prince Rupert Wildlife Rescue Centre (P.O. Box 26, Prince Rupert, B.C. V8J 3P4) would be greatly appreciated.


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