Dorothy Besito

1934 - 2017

Of Saugeen First Nation #29, peacefully at her home on Thursday May 18, 2017. Doris Dorothy Besito (nee Keezhig) at the age of 83 years. Beloved mother of Deborah Roote, and Vivian Besito-Cubitt, both of Saugeen First Nation, and Christopher Besito, of Oneida First Nation. Cherished grandmother of 15; great-grandmother of 16; and great-great-grandmother of 2. Devoted sister of Nellie Howell, of Southampton. Sadly missed by her many nieces, nephews, and friends. Predeceased by her parents, Samuel and Mabel; brothers, Samuel, and John; sister, Esther Kewageshig; sons, Leroy, Amos Jr., and David; and by the children’s father, Amos Besito. Friends may call at the Wesley United Church, Saugeen First Nation on Monday, May 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM, where a service to celebrate Dorothy’s life will be conducted Tuesday at 2 o’clock. Arrangements entrusted to the Thomas C. Whitcroft Funeral Home & Chapel, 814 Bruce Rd. 8, Sauble Beach (519) 422-0041. Donations to the Canadian Diabetes Association or the Alzheimer Society would be appreciated. Condolences may be expressed online at

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