Jayne’s Funeral Home

7 Birch Street, Digby, NS


Dorothy Handspiker

July 21, 1916February 7, 2020

February 7, 2020 we said goodbye to our mother, grandmother and sister Dorothy Leona Handspiker. She was the daughter of the late Herbert Budd and Flora Belle (O'Neil) Titus. Originally of Centreville was born July 21st, 1916. Dorothy was employed with CFB Cornwallis laundry room for years.

Dorothy was predeceased by her infant daughter Leona, husband Nelson, daughter Barbara Chandler, son Darrell, sisters Sadie, Hetty, Muriel, brothers Ronald, Gerald, Loran, Murray (Buddy), and Merrill. Dorothy is survived by her children Beverley (Phylis) Handspiker, Marilyn Poirier, Curtis Handspiker, Virginia (Harry) Lewis, her sister Elaine Milbury, brother lriving Titus and many grandchildren (22), great grandchildren (30) and even great-great grandchildren (19).

Dorothy lived her last years at home, happily and well taken care of with her daughter Virginia. She loved her family and had an unmovable faith in god. For as long as she was able, she would get down on her knees before going to bed, praying for God to watch over and take care of her family.

Dorothy (Mom, Nan, Dot) you will be missed and until we meet again in heaven we will always know you are still watching over us, your family with love always.

Visitation will be 7 - 8 PM Sunday, February 9 with a funeral service 2 PM Monday, February 10 all from Jaynes funeral Home Digby. Pastor Daniel Swim, Josiah Comier officiating. Donation in memory can be made to United Pentecostal Church. Share a memory or leave a condolence at www.JayneFuneralHome.com


  • Kevin, Pallbearer
  • Kenny, Pallbearer
  • Evan Purdy, Pallbearer
  • Doug, Pallbearer
  • Calvin, Pallbearer
  • Joe Handspiker, Pallbearer


  • Evening Visitation Sunday, February 9, 2020
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 10, 2020


Dorothy Handspiker

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February 14, 2020

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of your mother. May your memories comfort you and your family . God Bless .

Karen Freeman

February 10, 2020

Dear Virgina (and Harry): so saddened to read about your Mom. You worked so hard to give her a good quality of life and I know that deep down she appreciated every minute spent w you. Its never easy to say good bye, however memories will bring comfort to you in your grief.


carol pierce(murphy)

February 10, 2020

Hi Marilyn, sorry for the loss of your Mom. she sure lived a well deserved life of 103. I remember coming to your home over night and she was always cordial and you at my home. Take care, and sorry to all you and your family, you were so fortunate to have her for so many years and being looked after by Virginia, without Nursing Home. Bless you all . Carol

Mel & Rose Button

February 10, 2020

78 lives entered this world through this lady. What a legacy she leaves. Our deepest sympathy for the loss of this wonderful soul.

Mabel Milbury

February 10, 2020

My sympathies and thoughts are with you all. May you all be comforted by the beautiful memories you all shared with her. She was a wonderful woman. Rest peacefully Dot.

Lesa Thomas Theriault

February 9, 2020

Dorthy lived just up the road from us All of our life She was a very kind lady condolences to her family from the Thomas family

yvonne wedge laplante

February 9, 2020

I am so sad to read about Dorothy. May all her family be comfort in knowing she has gone home to be with Jesus. I was a neighbor from Centreville and saw Dot not many years ago at a birthday party. My prayers and hugs to all Yvonne Nesbitt..Laplante