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DAHMS, Matilda (Tilly)

April 12, 1920 – December 26, 2011

Matilda Dahms beloved mother, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 26, 2011 at the age of 91 years.

Tilly is survived by her brother Thomas Toews of Calgary, AB; daughters Barbara Kubeck (Hermann), Sandra Klassen (Wayne), Beverley Makoweichuk (Peter); daughter-in-law Elaine Marlin (Doug); fifteen grandchildren; twenty six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Tilly was predeceased by second husband Louis Dahms; and son Kenneth Dogger.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Friday, December 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through The family wish to thank Dr. Van Olm and the staff at the Royal Park Care Centre, with a special thank you to her caregiver, Evelyn Sanico.

In living memory of Tilly Dahms, 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. Martin Tremblay :

    We’ll miss you with all our heart’s grandma. You brought wisdom, strength, and passion to our family.

    You taught me…

    How to work hard

    That anything is possible

    How to believe

    How to bake waffles, bread, and even play dough

    How to pick blueberries and raspberries

    How to drive a tractor

    How to build a tree-house

    How to pick rocks

    How to raise chickens and pigs

    And so much more…

    But most of all you taught me how to have fun while doing it all.

    I miss you grandma, but you will always live on in my heart, my soul, and in everything you taught me.
    Love, Martin

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  2. Betty O'Connor :

    Our deepest sympathy to Bev, Barb, Sandy and families. Though the last few years were difficult for Tilly and for you, she is now at peace and the memories of what an amazing lady she was will comfort you. Tilly has always been part of my life and I have always admired her strength, determination and her many creative abilities. Her love of gardening, the many beautiful items she created over the years, her generous nature and the love she had for family and friends are just some of the many memories I have of her. I loved her wry sense of humor and her chuckle. Nobody could bake like Tilly and I remember going into her home being greeted by the smell of bread baking. I am glad she was part of my life and I will always be thankful for the many things I learned about life skills from her. Tilly was my “other” mother during my childhood and through to my adult years and her friendship with my mother remained steadfast their whole lives. She will be missed.

    Love Betty & family

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  3. Ken and Lorraine Fisher :

    Please accept our deepest sympathy and our prayers for the loss of Tillie. She was such a special lady and I know that she is in a better place. We remember her fondly…..With love to all…..Ken and Lorraine Fisher

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  4. Rev. Hugh & Joan Gorman :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with Tilly’s family in this time of sorrow. Tilly touched the lives of many people and every person was a better one because of that special touch. We will never ever forget her and the blessing she was to us down through the years. Farewell Tilly! You were a great friend whose love was genuine. We will miss you
    Hugh & Joan Gorman

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  5. Having had the chance to look after Tilly at RoyalPark….She will be deeply missed..She was a lovely lady…
    My deepest sympathy goes out to Tilly’s family…xxx

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  6. Bevis Ostermann :

    We were sorry to hear of Tilly’s passing. She was a good neighbour when I was growing up in Bowness, and was a staunch friend to my Mom and Dad. Whenever we saw her in later years, she always had stories to tell of my brother, sister and myself growing up. Our sympathy goes out to Bev, Barb, Sandy and families.

    Bevis and Family

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  7. My Dear Gramma…I don’t know how to say good-bye. You filled my life with such incredible Love & Friendship. You have been an everlasting blessing to me & my children. We will treasure you all our days & keep you close in our hearts. So long Gramma, may the Lord protect you, all of your eternity.
    Love you, Lynne xox

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