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BUSCH, Dorothy (Nan)

July 18, 1917 – September 21, 2012

Dorothy Ilene Busch passed away peacefully at the Bethany Care Centre on September 21, 2012 at the age of 95 years.

Dorothy was born July 18, 1917 in Burke Washington, US. She moved to Canada to be married to Weldon Busch April 24, 1941 at St. Rita’s Parish in Rockyford, AB. They started their life in Rockyford then moved to Redland where they lived for twenty- six years. In 1967 they moved to Calgary where they resided until the present. As an active community member she was involved in curling, volunteering and loved socializing and everyone loved socializing with her. She also worked for a catering company but caring for children was what she loved most, especially with her grandchildren and great grand-children.

Dorothy has now been reunited with her husband of sixty two years, Weldon Busch. She is survived by her two daughters, Gwen (Curt) Anderson, Janis (Eugene) Kathol, her five grandchildren, Darryl Kathol, Wayne (Marnie) Kathol, Greg (Jenise) Kathol, Colleen (Patrick) Corbiell, Courtney (Davin) Anderson and her ten great grand-children, Avery, Alex, Payton, Travis, Keara, Devon, Cale, Emma, Mason and Vaughn. She is also survived by six of her twelve siblings as well as her sister-in-law Pat and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral Mass will be held at St. Rita’s Catholic Church, Rockyford, AB on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Graveside Service to follow at Rockyford Cemetery. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers memorial tributes in Dorothy’s name made be made to the charity of donor’s choice.

In living memory of Dorothy Busch, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Marilyn (Wilson) Dyck :

    Janis and Gwen and families… With many fond memories of Rosebud and Redland we remember the richness your family contributed to our community! Gwen… seeing the picture of your mom when she was young is like looking at a picture of the you I remember. Over the years, your family was one of the solid rocks in our community. I remember your Mom as a gracious and accepting person who related to people with dignity and respect. Our kind regards as you now focus together on remembering the memories you have shared over the years.

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  2. George and Jewel Comstock :

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother and my “old Avon Lady” That’s going back a long way! A great Curler and Bridge Player. We didn’t know about it in time to go to the funeral. Sincere Sympathy to all the families.

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  3. Melissa (Maxwell) Madden :

    Nan cared for the four of us Maxwell girls for a long time, and will be missed terribly. I have fond memories of riding on ‘The Burgundy Bus’, and planted rhubarb in my own garden last year as I was thinking about her and that yummy rhubarb compote she used to make and serve over ice cream. I cherish the lessons that she taught us in manners and how to treat people. She shared her home and her philosophies with us, and I hope to carry that forward in my own family.

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  4. Stephanie Maxwell :

    It is with great love that I will remember Nan (and Poppy). Nan looked after my twin sister and I during our preschool and elementary days. The years that we spent taking the “burgundy bus,” eating tomato soup and playing in the basement and the yard with great fondness. She was an amazing person and I will always remember her.

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  5. Nan was our “other mother” and I value the lessons she taught me throughout my childhood. I have many fond memories of trips out with Nan and Poppy in the “burgundy bus” and spending time playing in the basement with my twin. She was always there for us and I cherished the time that we got to spend with her. She will be remembered with love

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  6. THeresa and Don Maxwell :

    Dorothy was our angel. To our children, she was Nan and was a major contributor to the success of our daughters. Nan taught them how to behave, proper manners and was a major influence on their lives. I will always miss our glass of sherry after work. We are very fortunate to have had Dorothy in our lives and she will always remain on a pedastal as one of the most influencial people in our life.

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