February 2, 1921 – January 5, 2020
Theodora Jacoba (nee van Asselt) McIntosh-Green, loving sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother passed away January 5, 2020, in Langley, BC. She was 98 years old. Theodora, or Dora to her friends, was born Feb 2, 1921 in Maartensdyk, The Netherlands. She is survived by her youngest brother Engelbert van Asselt, her Dutch nephews and nieces, her five children, ten grandchildren, and sixteen great grand children. During 1945 Dora was a nurse in training in Utrecht, Holland, when she met her first husband, Sergeant Major Gordon McIntosh of the 5th Medium RCA. She immigrated to Canada as a war bride in 1948. In 1956 she became a Canadian citizen. Dora, Gordon, and their children, Margaret (Jerry), Sandra (Fergus), Lesley (Peter), Jim (Maryanne), and Bob lived in the NDG part of Montreal. In 1963 the family moved from Montreal to the town of Ville De Lery. In the late sixties Dora became a champion 10 pin bowler while playing at Chateauguay Lanes.
In 1969 her husband Gordon died. Dora remained in Lery until her children left home to begin their own lives. In 1980 Dora, with her second husband Ken Green, moved to BC and settled in Langley. Ken died in March 2016. She was a proud grandmother and great grandmother. She loved her pets, birds, and begonias. She excelled at needle point, was an excellent cook, a baker of apple pies and sugar tarts. She was known to have a sharp mind and loved her crosswords. Her neighbours always got a friendly wave of her hand from the window, as she sat in her favourite chair watching the Canucks, the Lions, or Sunday golf on TV. No service will be held as per her wishes. Donations to LAPS, in her name, will be appreciated. Our special thanks to Langley Memorial Hospital for their compassionate care, and to all her neighbours in the Park, especially Jenny and Doug. Dora will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
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