It is with broken hearts that we announce the peaceful passing of Dorothy Tutty on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at home, with her family by her side.
Born on August 19, 1930 and raised in Louisbourg, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Alice and Archibald Leahy.
Over the years Dorothy was employed at the local fish plants and the Fleur-de-lis Motel. She was a member of Stella Maris Parish and the CWL. Dorothy loved being around people, never missing a Crabfest. She enjoyed dancing at the Bateston Athletic Club and evenings around the fire pit next door.
Dorothy was a loving mother and grandmother who will be fondly remembered by her son, Percy (Gearlyn); daughters, Sharon (Danny) and Diane; as well as her pride and joy, her grandchildren, Scott, Stacey, John David ‘JD’ and Alexandra; Dorothy treasured her fur baby, Ali, who was constantly by her side. She is also survived by her sister, Diana (Clark) MacKinnon.
Besides her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Percy Tutty; sister, Mary Leahy; brother, Archie (Margaret) Leahy and son-in-law, William Tutty.
Visitation and memorial service to celebrate the life of Dorothy Tutty will be held at Pier Community Funeral Home, 1092 Victoria Rd. (entrance on Church St.) Whitney Pier on Sunday, July 12, 2020. A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. with the memorial service to follow at 6 p.m. in the All Faith Chapel with Fr. Evo Di Pierro officiating. Private family interment will take place at Stella Maris Cemetery in Louisbourg, at a later date.
The family would like to thank Dr. Buhariwalla, Dr. J. Dunn, the VON, Palliative Care and City Home Makers for their care of Dorothy in her time of need. To Milton and Ellen Cross, Steve and Cathy Price and Collette Parsons, you have our sincere gratitude for all you have done.
In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Dorothy can be made to a charity of one’s choice.
Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care and direction of Pier Community Funeral Home.
May it comfort you to know that, your loved one Is safe in Gods care now, and that friends are praying for you in your time of sorrow…Sorry for your Loss.
From: Debbie & Mike Mahon
Gearlyn, Percy & Family- My sincerest condolences on your loss. May beautiful memories help you through this difficult time. Sending hugs and prayers.
From: Gwendolyn MacLean
To all of you, I’m sorry you have had to say goodbye to your mom, grandmother, mother-in-law, sister. I will remember her always; her laugh, her pork pies, and dancing with Percy to Charlie Pride. Although those are long ago times for me, they are still bright in my memories.
She loved you dearly and has had 63 years with you which you cherish as much as she did. This will never leave you.
My thoughts are with you, Gloria
From: Gloria Theriault (Tutty)
Sharon,Diane and Percy.
We are very sorry for the loss of your Mom. It is not an easy time for all of you and it will take time for the pain to ease. Take care and look after one another.
Our thoughts are with you.
From: Brent and Joanne
My prayers and thought to the family at this time. Although most of you do not know who in the world I am I was once a family friend .. many years ago. God bless .. Ruby (Williams)
From: Ruby Berringer (Williams
Diane Sharon and Percy and all family . I am deeply saddened to hear about Dorothy. She was an amazing person, Mother and Grandmother. I have such fond and funny memories of her, staying at the house , crab fest , parties at both the Tutty’s homes and long conversations . You will be missed . Sending big hugs to you all .
From: Dawn Muise
I am sorry to hear of the loss of your mom and Scott and Stacey,s grandmother. Lots of love and prayers for you all.
Adding condolence of the death of Dorothy. At this time of need, may Gods blessings be with you all.
Diane, JD, our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
Percy, Sharon & Diane, our sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. Many fond memories of coming down to stay with Dorothy during the day while my mom taught school, and my dad was at sea. She was a kind and wonderful person. Bernard and Sharran Mullins, and Pat Mullins.
Dear Percy, Gearlyn, Alexandra and Family
I met Dorothy a few times over the years, and in true Cape Breton style she was warm and welcoming. Kind condolences to your family at this time of sorrow. May memories bring you comfort in the days ahead.
We send our sincere condolences to you at this time of great loss. I remember your mom coming to visit my parents Colin and Margaret and your mom’s grandmother Beatrice Lahey. Our prayers and kindest thoughts are with you.
Mary MacLean and children, Shauna, Steven, Justin.
It has been a long time since you and Clarke lived next door to Mom .
My sincere sympathy Diana in the loss of your sister Dorothy.
Sorry to hear about the loss of your mother, “Doke”.
We will miss going to Louisbourg to visit her on our trips to N.S.
Angela, Sam, Spencer & Carter
Sorry to hear of your loss, our deepest condolences to all the family. Dorothy will always be remembered with love. Our prayers are with you all
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. She was a wonderful lady and will be missed by everyone in our small town who was lucky enough to know her.
So sorry for loss ,,, Thoughts and prayers to all the family ,, God bless all
condolences to the family
Condolences to Sharon and family. Dorothy was a beautiful person. Always met you with a smile. For many years, enjoyed seeing her at Crabfest times. The memories will keep her close.
Our deepest condolences to the Tutty family and Diane. Dorothy was a”community” person and loved to attend any and all events in our town – if there was an event/gathering, you knew Dorothy (with her smile & laugh) would be there. Family meant everything to Dorothy. She was a very proud mother and grandmother and loved to talk about her children and grandchildren. We are all better people for having known her.
May God bless you all as you work through this difficult time.
We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing, She was a lovely lady who we will always remember. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this time
Diane, Sharon, Percy and families, our heartfelt condolences to you. We always enjoyed Dorothy’s company, looked forward to her visits at the cottage, seeing her out and about in town. So easy to talk to, always so pleasant, we can hear her laugh still – she was really special. May you find comfort in knowing she touched so many people in such memorable ways and may your own memories lead you through this difficult time.