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BALLANTINE – Dorothy (nee Whaite)

September 6, 1925 – September 6, 2009

Dorothy Ballantine, affectionately known as “Grandma Dorothy” to most, passed away peacefully at Wentworth Manor with her daughters at her side. After several years of declining health she made a “Cinderella” exit just before midnight on her 84th birthday.

Dorothy was one of six children born to Alice (Weeden) and Cyril Whaite of Manchester, England. In 1957 she made Canada her home where she lived in Ontario, B.C. and Alberta.

Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her three children, Michael Ballantine, Lorraine Ballantine, and Joanne (Peter) Neweduk and seven grandchildren, Samantha, James, Marleah, Gaelan, David, Anneliese, and Natasha. She will also be missed by her sister Marjorie (Henry) Scurrah of England and brother-in-law Victor (Joanne) Batten, plus numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W.) on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, www.heartandstroke.ca.

In living memory of Dorothy Ballantine, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES.

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  1. Rolonde and Nigel :

    Dear Joanne and family,

    We were very sorry to hear about your Mom. It is such a difficult time and we hope that your good memories will bring you comfort. We are thinking of you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Rolonde and Nigel

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  2. Geraldine Barnes :

    My sincere condolences for the loss of your beloved mother.

    I came to know her through our mutual friend, the late Joan Meers. I had an opportunity to visit her several times in Calgary when I travelled there to see my own son and daughter.

    May your love and memories of her give you strength.

    Sincerely, Geraldine Barnes, Georgetown, Ontario

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  3. Joanne, Peter and Family,
    Sorry to read that your Mom has pass away Joanne. I have nice memories of talking with her on several occasions years ago.
    Wishing you and your family comfort during this difficult time.
    Donna and Rob

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