Dorothy Mary Ryan

February 18, 1945 to June 18, 2023


Passed peacefully away at home surrounded by loving family on June 18th, 2023, at the age of 78 years. Dorothy lived a fulfilled life of contentment with many family gatherings, which shall now allow warm and loving memories to embrace and comfort us eternally.

Predeceased by her loving husband Ronald Quinn, her father Dennis English, and mother Madeline English; brothers Patrick, Dennis, and Tom English; sisters Joan White (English) and Doreen English. Left with fond and loving memories are her daughters Dana Ryan, Karen Quinn, and Chrisie Quinn; granddaughters Sydney Bungay (Jordan), Molly Bungay and Lucy Bungay; her sisters Beth Dregger, Bernadette Dinn, and Mary Bishop; her brother Tony English (Charmaine English); her sister-in-law Stella Mutrey and Eileen English; special friend Marie Skiffington, as well as extensive family and friends.

Thank you for the love and support showered upon us during this difficult time. Flowers may be accepted, or donations can be made to the Gathering Place, or to the Vera Perlin Society in Dorothy’s memory.

The family will be accepting visitors at Carnell’s Funeral Home at 329 Freshwater Road, on Tuesday June 20th from 2-4 and 7-9. The funeral is to be held at St. Thomas of Villa Nova Parish on Wednesday June 21st at 10 am, with interment to follow. Please note that Carnell’s is a nut-free building due to a staff member with a severe allergy. 




2-4 p.m. on June 20, 2023

7-9 p.m. on June 20, 2023

Carnell’s Funeral Home
329 Freshwater Road
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10:00am, Wednesday June 21st

St. Thomas of Villa Nova Parish


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Dana and family, I’m sorry to hear of your mom passing. My sincere condolences.

Karen, Chrissie & other members of Dorothy (Dot’s) family) I just learned of Dot’s passing yesterday….I met Dot back in the 70’s through her brother -in-law John Quinn……She was always a happy, well adjusted lady who cared deeply for her two girls & her deceased husband Ron ( another beautiful soul)…Please accept my sincerest condolences & sympathies….Fly to heaven into Ron’s open arms on the wings of a dove.

Dana Karen and Chrisy I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Dana I have good memories of hanging out at your house when we were kids , your mom was a sweet lady. Take care.
Jackie Gosse ( Farrell)

So deeply sorry for your loss. Dot was an honour to have known in my childhood.. always a warmth felt from her presence in a room
May she rest in peace

my thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time

Chrissy & family,

I was very saddened to hear of the passing of your Mom.

Please know that your friends at Avalon Employment are thinking of you at this difficult time.

Blessings to you and your sisters and other family members

Sending heartfelt condolences to you all at this sad, sad time. Whenever, I think of Dot her warm smile and kindness comes to mind. She never changed. She will be missed.
May she Rest In Peace.

Chrisie and Family, Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother. I hope you find comfort in your memories and the support of those who love you.


SO sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. CONDOLENCES to all of her immediate and extended families. It is a very sad and difficult time but time and precious memories will help ease the pain. Rest in peace, Dot. Geraldine and Dan Roache

G Roache

Heartfelt condolences to all of Dot’s family at this sad time. She was a lovely lady with a beautiful smile for everyone.

Heartfelt condolences to the family of Dot. She was a lovely lady, with a wonderful smile and always glowing. Rest in peace sweet Dorothy.❤️

.We are sending condolences to all of Dots family, she will always be remembered, she was loved by everyone. Love always, Florence and Neil Barnes

Our deepest condolences on the loss of a beautiful soul.
Dorothy was beautiful both inside and out. We were always welcome when we went to her home in Topsail and we were always greeted with the aromas of food cooking in the kitchen, most notably, Dot’s ham! She always had a welcoming smile and firmly believed, the more , the merrier.
We were deeply saddened by the news of her sickness and I was honoured to have spent a little
time with her in her home a week ago. We had a nice conversation together and although I knew she was
sick, I didn’t expect it to be the last time I would chat
with her.
Dana, Karen, Chrissy, Sydney & other family members: Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time and believe it or not – time does help heal and make your loss easier to bear. It won’t be easy at first, and it won’t be quick, but time WILL lessen your burden.
We are thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort during this time. Sharing in your sadness as you remember Dot and sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss. We hope you feel surrounded by much love as you get through this most difficult time.

Love always
Janet and Jeff Bungay❤️

Our deepest sympathy and prayers to Dana, Karen, Chrissy and families. Aunt Dot will deeply be missed. Thinking of all of you 😘
Love Joanie, Darren, Marcus & Sophia

Dana, Karen, Chrissy, Sydney, Jordan, Molly and Lucy, as well members of the English family. My heartfelt condolences to you all. I will always remember Aunt Dot as a strong, caring and thoughtful person. May your memories lighten your heart ❤️.

Tina and family

So sorry to hear of Dot’s passing. She was a beautiful and loving lady. Sincere condolences to her beautiful sisters and brother and all the family. May your precious memories bring you all comfort at this sad time.

To Karen ,Chrissy And Family , Please accept our sincere heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom,Dorothy ,God Bless You All..

Heaven has gained another Beautiful Angel….
You will be greatly missed, by all who loved You.
Rest Peacefully Dot.
Dominic & Sharon

I am saddened by Aunt Dots passing.
Sincere condolences to Dana, Karen, Chrissy, Sydney, Jordan, Molly and Lucy. As well to her beautiful sisters and brother…she will be missed. ♥️

Jimi and I have warm and loving memories of family gatherings at Dots home, teeming. with aromas from the kitchen…. her smile laughs songs stories filled the room…….When we heard the news we lit a candle and adorned the Newfie apron in honour of such a wonderful strong insightful woman. Our sincere condolences and much love and hugs sent to family from across the oceans……. she will always have a special place in our hearts. Much love Tara Jimi and Mudder xoxoxoxoxoxox

Rest in Peace, my dear Aunt.