Chatham’s Dorothy Gray Edgar Scott recently celebrated one heck of a milestone – her 100th birthday.
Scott was born in Cambridge before it was even known as Cambridge (Galt) back on Dec. 14, 1922. She moved to Chatham in the early 1940s to train as a nurse, graduating from St. Joseph’s Hospital in 1946.
She spent time as the supervisor of the operating room at St. Joseph’s, and later moved to Metropolitan Hospital in Windsor.
But her roots lie in Chatham.
She is a lifetime member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Royal Canadian Legion, serving as president for two terms and as zone commander for seven years, and chaplain for more than three decades.
In 2003, Scott received the Meritorious Award with Palm Leaf, the highest award the Legion gives. The award is given in recognition for continued volunteer work in the community. She served in the Ladies Auxiliary for more than 60 years, and has been a Legion member for 40.
In 1986, Scott was named Legionette of the Year.
A devoted member of First Presbyterian Church, she has led mission groups, served as an elder, and oversaw various committees for decades.
Scott also volunteered for 25 years in palliative and pastoral care at Public General Hospital.
She lives in The Towers at Chatham Retirement Resort.