Walter D. Kelly Life Celebration Centre

1969 Wyandotte Street East, Windsor, ON


Dorothy Jean Baxter

May 4, 1924April 26, 2020

Born in Windsor, Ontario on 4 May 1924, died peacefully at home in Kingsville, Ontario on 26 April 2020.

Dorothy was the beloved daughter of Lillian and Bill Lineham, wife of Henry Baxter (d. 2008), mother of Peter and Bill, mother-in-law of Sandra and Christine, grandmother of Mark (Tannis), Sarah (Jason), and Leilan (Hamish), great-grandmother of Mason and Sienna, Brodie, Hunter and Kayden, and Max and Cece. She was fond cousin of Evelyn Bennett, of Essex, Ontario.

Mom met Dad while they attended Walkerville Collegiate. Finding that they were the loves of their lives, they married in 1944 in Riverside, where they lived and raised their children. Mom worked hard to be the kind of wife and mother that now seem to belong to a bygone age: she managed a family home where a husband, two sons, and a dog felt safe, secure, valued, and together. She threw herself into activities that she could share with Dad and their wide circle of friends (golfing, bowling, curling), or that gave her some quiet time for herself (painting, pottery). Mom always seized the ups of life with joy and infectious laughter. She faced the downs of life with a glass of wine and confidence that things would work out.

Through her last years, Mom lived with her son Bill and daughter-in-law Christine, whose love meant she was never lonely or at a loss in a changing world. She travelled to Florida with them as winter set in each year, and to Alberta to visit her western grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be remembered by all who knew her.

Cremation will be followed by a private interment.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Dorothy Jean Baxter

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Cathe & Mike Pruyn

April 29, 2020

Peter & Bill & Families:

So sorry to hear about your Mom's passing. She sure was a fine lady who lived such a nice long life. May she rest in peace! God bless you and your families!


Cathe & Mike Pruyn
Goodyear, Arizona

Les &Robbie Hansen

April 29, 2020

We have had the good fortune to know the Baxter family for over 40 years. We first met Dorothy in her home in Windsor. Dorothy was a quiet person who dearly loved and enjoyed people and... a glass of wine.
Bill you and Chris are to be commended for caring for and making mom's life so positive in her later years.🥀🥀❤

Roberta Hanka

April 29, 2020

While I never met this very special lady, I knew about her through her daughter in law, Chris. How very special she must have felt to have Chris and Bill take care of her - it certainly shows the deep love connection you had for her. May you feel the love from family and friends along with His peace surrounding you. Hugs from Michigan, Roberta


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