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BLAIS, Dorothy Margaret

April 28, 1926 – February 15, 2012

We are sad to announce that Dorothy Blais passed away peacefully February 15, 2012 at the age of 85 years with family at her side.

Dorothy was born in Grande Prairie, Alberta. After obtaining her teaching certificate she taught elementary school in Hines Creek and High Prairie. When her children had grown Dorothy returned to her career working as an educational assistant with the Calgary Separate School Board often teaching ESL and special needs students. She demonstrated her love of music by singing for many years with the Canadian Martyrs Choir. Dorothy had a great love of animals of which she rescued many. She shared her love of sports with her husband Johnny and continued to be a frequent observer at hockey and baseball in support of her son and grandsons. Dorothy’s life was full of exceptional family, friends and neighbours who brought joy to her life.

Dorothy is survived by three children, Denise (Al) of Calgary, Gail of Victoria and Garth (Norma) of Calgary. She is also survived by three grandsons, Matthew, Nicholas, and Daniel; sisters Joyce (Jack) Savage of Newmarket, ON and Evelyn (Evin) Stump of Temecula, CA, as well as numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law and their children and grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband John D. Blais; parents William and Madeleine Storm and brother Bill Storm.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated at Canadian Martyrs Catholic Church (835 Northmount Drive N.W.) on Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to The Calgary Humane Society, 4455 – 110th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2C 2T7, Telephone: (403)205-4455, www.calgaryhumane.ca. or to donor’s choice. The family would like to thank the caregivers for their care and support.

In living memory of Dorothy Blais, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH Telephone: (403) 276-2296.

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  1. I am saddened to hear of your loss.
    Although I only met Dorothy a couple of times during her visits with Evelyn, I feel fortunate to have known her. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
    With deepest sympathy,
    Jan Nepper

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  2. Hi Garth and families. My heart is very sad today for all of you for the loss of your mother. It is one of the most difficult times in life and time to stay strong as a family. Take care of each other and may God always remember your mom, you Garth, and all the families in His daily blessings. She will truly be missed daily forever. Al Herback

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  3. To my mother (Evelyn), my Aunt Joyce, and my cousins – I was informed of Dorothy’s passing this morning. I offer you all my condolences. Though I only had the opportunity to meet my Aunt Dorothy on a few occasions, I remember her as a sweet and fun-spirited individual. – John

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  4. Amanda and Cam Reid :

    Denise: Cam and I were very sorry to hear of your loss. Although we never met her, I am sure she was a special lady. It is always hard to lose your mother. Our thoughts are with you and hugs from both of us.
    Amanda and Cam

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  5. I’m sorry for your loss. I have fond memories of your mom babysitting me when I was young (in North Haven). She was always very kind to me.

    Val Taylor

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  6. Garth
    We were very sad to learn of your recent loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    “Those we love don’t go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear”

    Troy, Janine, Ashlyn & Erin

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  7. Denise Gail,Garth – sorry I can’t be there with you guys but my thoughts and prayers are for sure. Love you guys always, take care. Kathy

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  8. Helen Hoffart :

    Denise, Gail and Garth,

    I was away in Feb. when your mother Dorothy, died. Cathy and I had gone up to visit her over the years when she was in Bethany. My sympathies to all of you at the loss of your mother. She was a very prayerful lady. May she rest in peace.
    Sincerely
    Helen Hoffart

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