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DAWSON – Doris Evelyn (nee Williams)

1919 – 2010

With heartfelt sorrow, we announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother, Doris Dawson (nee Williams), on Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at the age of 91 years.

Doris enjoyed a glass of wine at family gatherings and never missed a chance to socialize. She was an active member of the Royal Canadian Legion for 40 years and loved to travel and gamble — Las Vegas being one of her favourite destinations. Doris was also an avid fan of the Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders and loved to either cheer for the teams (or curse them!).

Doris was predeceased by her husband, Thomas Cyril Dawson, on December 1, 1958; and her brother Eric Williams on August 26, 1980. She is survived by four sons, Harry (Norma) of Two Hills, AB, Brian (Cindy), Bob (Karen), and Stephen (Sandra), all of Calgary; and one daughter, Judy Kenny (Wayne) of St. Paul, AB; as well as ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Edna Bombardieri and Betty Green, both of Calgary; and two brothers, Bob Williams (Dot) of Red Deer, AB, and Neville Williams (Gerry) of Saskatoon, SK. Doris cherished her many grandchildren and they all thought the world of their grandmother. She will be sadly missed but fondly remembered by her many family and friends.

Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S, Chapel of the Bells (2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Doris’ honour may be made directly to the Canadian Diabetes Association, #204, 2323 – 32nd Avenue N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 6Z3 Telephone: (403) 266-0620, ext. 112, www.diabetes.ca.

In living memory of Doris Dawson, 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. Madeleine & Jim Ingram :

    Dear Harry and family, our thoughts and prayers will be with all of you on Tuesday. Your Mom was a nice lady and gave us many good memories. Friends, Madeleine and Jim Ingram

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  2. MY FIRST MEMORY OF DORIS IS OF HER RUNNING DOWN THE STEPS OF HER HOUSE AT 6 AM ON A COLD WINTER MORNING WITH THE THERMOS OF HOT CHOCOLATE SHE HAD MADE FOR BOBIE AS HE HAD LEFT IT ON THE COUNTER. BOB, KAREN, MIKE AND I WERE GOING SKIING AND BOBIE WAS AT THE TIME ABOUT 20 YEARS OLD.
    THAT WAS DORIS AND I REMEMBER THINKING WHAT A GREAT MOM!!! HOW LUCKY WAS “BOBIE” TO HAVE A MOTHER LIKE HER!!!
    AS IT TURNED OUT I CAME TO KNOW DORIS AND HER FAMILY VERY WELL AS MY SISTER KAREN MARRIED BOBIE. MY ADMIRATION AND RESPECT FOR THIS LOVELY LADY DEEPENED AND GREW SINCE THAT FIRST MORNING. IT WAS MY PRIVILEDGE AND PLEASURE TO HAVE HAD DORIS AS PART OF OUR EXTENDED FAMILY AND TO HAVE BEEN PART OF HERS.
    I ALONG WITH EVERYONE ELSE WILL MISS HER DISTINCTIVE LAUGH, THINK OF HER WHEN THE FLAMES ARE EITHER BUMS OR HEROS AND CONTINUE TO BE INSPIRED BY HER LIFE STORY WHEN FACING ADVERSITY.
    TO THE DAWSON FAMILY. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.

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  3. Sue Curtis (nee Erickson) :

    Stephen and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing, but it sounds like she lived a good life, 91 years…wow! Please pass on my condolences to your brothers and sister for me.
    Take care,
    Sue

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  4. steve & carmel filipchuk :

    It is with regret and sorrow to hear of the passing of Doris. There were some great days that our mother [ Sophie Filipchuk ] and Doris had on their distant travels together. Our sincere condolences.

    Steve & Carmel Filipchuk.

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