Dorothy Irene Arsenault

7 July, 194911 March, 2023
Obituary of Dorothy Irene Arsenault
It is with heavy hearts and great sadness that we announce the passing of our dear mother, wife and grandmother on March 11 at 73 years of age. Born in Neil's Harbour to the late David and Marian White. Later in life, she was fostered by Augustis and Sue Pearo of Alder Point, where she grew up and where she met her companion of 53 years, Billy Arsenault. Together they had 5 daughters, Tracy, Stephanie, Nicole, Leahann and Susan, 16 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and her fur baby Striker, all of whom she loved and cherished with all her heart. She is also survived by her brothers Robert, Mike, Brian and Skipper as well as her sister Barb, and her in-laws whom she thought the world of: Peter, Lois, Jane, Florence, Betty and Trish. Also left are many nieces and nephews that she adored so much. Besides her parents, she is predeceased by her daughter Tracy, granddaughter Talia, grandson Justice, sisters Violet and Linda, sister-in-law Mary Pearo, very special mother-in-law Mary Arsenault, whom she thought of as mom. A visitation will take place at Fillmore & Whitman Funeral Home, 8 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines on Thursday, Mar. 16 from 2-4 and 7-9. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 1pm at Carman United Church, 1 Clyde Ave., Sydney Mines with Rev. Nick Phillips officiating. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting If desired, donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to a charity of your choice, or the Canadian Diabetes Association. We would like to thank the North Side Collaborative Practice, Dr. A. Wawer and his amazing staff, palliative care & VON as well as Sue Bennett. Thank you all for the care and compassion shown to our mom.

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  • Billy Arsenault Husband
  • Tracy Daughter
  • Stephanie Daughter
  • Nicole Daughter
  • Leahann Daughter
  • Susan Daughter
  • Robert Brother
  • Mike Brother
  • Brian Brother
  • Skipper Brother
  • Barb Sister
  • Peter In-law
  • Lois In-law
  • Jane In-law
  • Florence In-law
  • Betty In-law
  • Trish In-law
  • Striker Fur baby
  • David & Marian White Birth Parents (deceased)
  • Augustis & Sue Pearo Foster Parents (deceased)
  • Tracy Daughter (deceased)
  • Talia Granddaughter (deceased)
  • Justice Grandson
  • Violet Sister (deceased)
  • Linda Sister (deceased)
  • Mary Pearo Sister-in-law (deceased)
  • Mary Arsenault Special Mother-in-law (deceased)

Past Services

Thursday, 16 March, 2023


Saturday, 18 March, 2023

Funeral Service