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BOOTHBY – Dorothy Mae (nee Ellett)

December 19, 1930 – November 18, 2009

Dorothy Mae Boothby beloved wife of Bruce Boothby of Calgary, passed away on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at the age of 78 years.

Dorothy was born in Edmonton on December 19, 1930 and grew up on the family farm at Mearns. Upon completing her education, Dorothy worked as a secretary and enjoyed travelling Europe and the Caribbean. On November 19, 1960, she married Bruce Boothby and together they farmed at Cochrane where they raised two daughters, Susan and Joan. Dorothy dedicated her life to the care of her family, her greatest joy being her grandchildren.

Dorothy is survived by her loving husband Bruce of 49 years; daughters, Susan (David) Hall and their children, Craig and Emiline; Joan Owen and her children, Joel, Luke and Liam as well as by their father, Paul Owen. Dorothy is also survived by her sisters, Mildred (Ralph) Pahl and Sharon (Ben) Musey; brother-in-law, Ken Imler; sister-in-law, Lorraine Ellett and several nieces and nephews.

She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Edgar Ellett; sister, Ruth Imler and her brother, Keith Ellett.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date in Edmonton. You may forward condolences through

If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers memorial tributes may be made directly to a charity of the donor’s choice. Special thanks are extended to the staff at Valley Ridge Retirement Lodge, the medical staff at Foothills Medical Center and to Dr. Jeanette Soriano and the staff who cared for her through the years.

In living memory of Dorothy Boothby, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Debbie Diebold (Ellett) :

    Dear Uncle Bruce, Susan & Family, Joan & Family. We were very saddened to hear the news of Aunt Dorothy’s passing and want to express our deepest sympathy. We are currently living in South Korea and regret we will be unable to attend her Memorial Service. I have the fondest childhood memories of summers spent with you all and Aunt Dorothy’s kind voice and cheerful disposition. Those summers are cherished, from gopher hunting to riding in her Volkswagon Beetle. May you hold the happy memories in your heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. With Love, Rick & Debbie(Ellett)Diebold

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  2. Aileen Copithorne :

    Dear Bruce, Joan and Susan,
    I am saddened to hear of the loss of Dorothy – wife and mother. It is a difficult time for you but please know your many friends are thinking of you. May this be of some comfort to you in the days to come.
    Sincere condolences from
    Aileen Copithorne

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  3. Angus and Jean MacKenzie :

    To Bruce, Susan and family and Joan and family, we offer our deepest sympathies to you at this time of your loss.
    Sincere condolences
    Angus and Jean MacKenzie

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  4. Lorna (Ellett) Mullback :

    Dear Bruce, Joan, Susan and your extended family,
    We’re so sorry to hear of the loss of cousin Dorothy. Our thoughts are with you, Lorna(Ellett) and Glen Mullback

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  5. Gerry and Grace Neustaedter :

    Dear Bruce, Susan, Joan and families. Our thoughts are with you as you morn the loss of you wife, mother and grandmother. May God give you peace during this time. Our thoughts are with you as you make the changes needed without her there with you.
    Sincere condolences,
    Grace and Gerry Neustaedter

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  6. Judy Ellett Pedersen & Doug Pedersen :

    Dearest cousins, so sorry to hear about Dorothy and that we cannot be there today in person – but we are in spirit. Comfort & peace to you all at this time.

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