Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dorothy Leita Moses

In Loving Memory of my Great Grandma Moses:
March 23, 1918 - July 25, 2011

5 Generations

L to R: Great Grandma Moses, Grandma, Mom, Me, Makayla

Great Grandma Moses & Makayla in August 2010. I am so thankful they had the chance to meet.

I have some wonderful memories of my Great Grandma from trips to Nova Scotia over the years growing up. She was a wonderful lady and I am proud to have known her. You will always be loved and missed.

Here is her Obituary:

MOSES, Dorothy Leita (Porter) – 93, of Beaver River Road, passed away in Mavilette, Digby Co., on July 25, 2011. Born March 23, 1918 in Cedar Lake, she was a daughter of the late Roland “Leigh” and Mabel Sophia (Switzer) Porter. Dorothy had a very enquiring mind and read extensively, especially in areas of mysticism and paranormal experiences, including studies of Edgar Cacey. For many years, she did very good needle work and weaving. She was an excellent cook and will be remembered by her grandchildren for her Tusket Island lamb and garlic. She also enjoyed collecting many beautiful things. Dorothy was a person of high integrity. She is survived by daughters, Estella “Joy” (David) Shaw, Hantsport; Fay Ellen Ashley (Allan Sollows), Springdale/Langley, B.C.; brother, Roland Leigh Porter Jr., Gig Harbor, Washington State; sisters, Ann Sorensen, Springdale; Hazel Stos, Springdale; Virginia Weltner, Franklin, PA; eight grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild. She was predeceased by husband, Lloyd; a son in infancy; granddaughter, Janice. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Sweeny’s Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Yarmouth. Visitation will take place Wednesday, August 3 from 12 p.m. until the memorial service begins at 2 p.m., from Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. David Shaw and Rev. Mark Shaw officiating. Interment will follow in Cedar Lake Cemetery. Donations in memory may be made to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation or Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation. On-line condolences may be sent to: or you may sign the guestbook on-line at:

1 comment:

L ~ S said...

So nice that you have a 5 generation photo! We now are 5 generations, but not all females...I hope to get to New Jersey sometime and my mom and grandpa to meet us there for a photo...