Perfetti, Dorothy Elinor

September 24, 1928 – February 19, 2021
at the age of 92 years

It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Elinor Perfetti announces her passing on Friday, February 19, 2021, at the age of 92, after a month long stay in Shuswap Lake General Hospital, Salmon Arm, BC where she suffered a heart attack and a stroke.

Dorothy was born to Silas and Gladys Short, in Pibroch, Alberta, on September 24, 1928. 

She was living independently at Piccadilly Terrace in Salmon Arm.

Dorothy was predeceased by her son Kevin Perfetti, her husband Victor Werboweski and son-in-law Jim Miller.

Dorothy will be lovingly remembered by her children: Susan Clarke (Claude), Sharon Sawatzky (Dennis), Darrell Perfetti and Sharleen Miller, her six grandchildren: Carley, Ryan (LaTasha), Stephen, Marcus (Laura), Jared (Desiree) Spencer (Michelle) and her seven great grandchildren: Avery, Meghan, Avery, Peyton, Ayvah, Ayris and Wyatt. Many other family members along with her extended family, The Dixons, share in our grief.  

Mom enjoyed spending time with her family, growing a flower garden, her hummingbirds, sewing, knitting, doing paper tole and reading.  She also looked forward to the coffee group on the weekends by which she will be greatly missed.  Mom volunteered as President of the Ladies Auxiliary at our local Salmon Arm Legion Branch 62, where she was a lifetime member.

We give Special Thanks to the nursing staff and the doctors who were involved with giving Mom such wonderful care in her last days.

Due to COVID there will not be a Celebration of Life at this time. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in her name to: Salmon Arm Legion, Branch 62, The Heart and Stroke Foundation or a charity of your choice.

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me to lie down in green pastures: he leads me beside the still waters.
He restores my soul: he leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they
comfort me.
You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.
Psalm 23


  1. We so enjoyed Dorothy’s lively conversations and her wonderful laugh when she joined our group for coffee on weekend mornings. She maintained such a positive and cheerful attitude when she, along with other residents in Piccadilly Terrace, were shut-in due to Covid. We will miss her! Our condolences to her family.

  2. From the membership at Branch #62 Legion, please accept our condolences. We are so grateful for her volunteer work she gave our branch.

  3. In my memories, Aunt Dorothy was full of life and laughter, and would never miss a beat in speaking her mind. My condolences to the family, she will be dearly missed.

  4. Condolences Sharon , Darrell, and Sharleen, your Mum was a great lady…Mike & Lin.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of your loss! I am grateful and privileged to have known and served your mom at Sun Ridge Estates. May God bring his comfort to you all as you grieve for your mom and grandmother! I’m praying for you.

  6. So many memories of our Boston Bar days Sharon, Kevin, Charlene and Darrell grew up with all my brothers and sisters back then. Condolences to her family.

  7. Your mom was a trooper and was privileged to know her for a few years. Very determined lady, who spoke her mind. I love the fact that she enjoyed her wine which likely contributed to her longevity. Rest In Peace my dear lady and love to all the ones you have left behind.

  8. We think of the family as they mourn the loss of a great mother.

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