Dorothy “Dot” Cardy passed away on April 18, 2019 in Bay Shore while lovingly being cared for by Sue (Kerner) Kolinske.
Dorothy was born September 19, 1929, the daughter of William and Rose Southwood. She resided in Petoskey and graduated from Petoskey High School. On November 17, 1949, she married Ralph Cardy. They enjoyed over 50 years of marriage.
She enjoyed reading, poetry, and caring for cats. She also enjoyed flowers and decorative plants, country drives, and peanut butter pie.
She is survived by her son, Robert Cardy and daughter-in-law Laurel (Dietrich) Cardy and granddaughters, Lara Cardy and Emery Cardy. She is also survived by her brother Robert (Judy) Southwood of Nevada and by numerous nieces and nephews, including Barry, Steve, and Mike Southwood, Linda (Southwood) Reams and Diane (Southwood) Johnson. She is also survived by great nieces and nephews, Cam, Mary Rose, Bently, Tyler, Robbie, and Tawny.
Her husband, Ralph, preceded her in death in 2005. She is also preceded in death in 2015 by her sister, Daisy (Southwood) Bodley.
At Dorothy’s request, no funeral or graveside service will be held. Arrangements are being handled by Stone Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Little Traverse Humane Society.
Little Traverse Bay Humane Society
1300 West Conway Rd., Harbor Springs MI 49740