Dorothy Lathem

(Formerly Tripp)

July 28, 1915 – December 8, 2018


With heavy hearts, the family announce that Dorothy left this world to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon, December 8, 2018 after more than 103 years of love and life. She was predeceased by her first husband, Thomas Meredith “T.M.” Tripp in 1959 and her second husband, John Morrison “Morry” Lathem in 1977. Dearly loved and devoted mother of Jim Tripp (Margaret) of Bloomfield; John Tripp (Denyse) of Arnprior, the late Lila Mae Hunt-Behm (Irvin Behm) and Esther Louise Leafloor (Bob) of Kanata. Predeceased by a son-in-law, Joe Hunt. Stepmother of Pat Hardman (Bob), Barbara Mandeville (Bill) and the late Jim Lathem (Elaine). Cherished and forever loved “G.G.” of 6 grandchildren: Shaun Hunt (Cheryl), Michael Tripp (Joanne), Stephen Tripp (Helen), Lisa Tripp, Dori-Anne Marcelin (Michel) and Michael Jay-Leafloor (Spencer) and 9 great-grandchildren: Kayla and Jordan Tripp, Benjamin and Abigail Tripp, Jason and Kevin Mycroft, Charlee-Mae, Danika and Nolan Hunt.  Predeceased by her parents, John and Nellie Mae (nee West) McGee as well as siblings: Gilbert and Jackie McGee, Barbara Fyffe, Irene McGee, Audrey Binkley, Viola Cairns, Hazel Teal and Amy McGee. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Dorothy loved and lived life to the fullest. Her God and her family were the highest priorities in her life. Her many gifts and talents were shared with the many who knew her over the course of her lifetime. Heaven’s Celestial Choir has gained a remarkable new member. She will be missed by many. Dorothy’s family received friends during visitation at the Pilon Family Funeral Home and Chapel Ltd., 50 John Street North, Arnprior on Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Wednesday morning from 9:45 to 10:45. A Funeral Service followed in the Pilon Family Chapel at 11 o’clock. Interment followed with her husband Meredith at the Albert Street Cemetery, Arnprior. In memory of Dorothy, please consider a donation to the Arnprior Regional Health Foundation.