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DOBBS, Kathleen (Kay)

August 3, 1917 – November 5, 2011

Kay Dobbs died peacefully, with family by her side, on Saturday, November 5, 2011. She was a mild mannered and very nice woman whose time had come. She was 94 years old.

She was famous for her “sky high” angel food cake, a standard at all birthdays. Her pie crusts were as light and flaky as the ingredient suppliers said they should be. And there were cookies, always lots of different kinds, in a grab bag of battered cookie tins. She was a keen member of a book club for over 50 years. In later years it became more of an excuse for a luncheon and pleasant chit-chat. She was no slouch with her sewing either. She took a tailoring course at a community college and then proceeded to make her own and her daughters’ clothes. One notable piece was an ‘Eskimo’ coat complete with fur trimmed hood and appliquéd ptarmigan birds.

She was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Eric (Dr.) whom she met at the Manitoba General Hospital, as a recent RN graduate.

She is survived by her two daughters, Susan Perrett (Bob) of Princeton, NJ and Nancy Follett (Ian) of Calgary and by her grandsons BJ Perrett (Krista) and Kyle Perrett of San Francisco.

Her family thanks Ronnee Poitras and Karen Gallagher, Kay’s long term live-in caregivers, who not only helped Kay, but loved her. Not to be forgotten, Kay loved ‘Duchess’ an affectionate but lazy and very overweight cat. She blamed her husband for feeding the cat too much. But the cat didn’t lose any weight after Eric’s death. True to character, Mom was a ‘softy’. All Duchess had to do was meow twice and her food bowl was replenished.

Kay’s wish was that no service be held. If desired, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Kay Dobbs, 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. Karen Gallagher :

    I would like to express my heart felt condolences to Kay Dobbs family, Ian and Nancy Follett and Susan & Bob Perrett. She will always be in my heart forever. I will miss her dearly.

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  2. Ronnee Poitras :

    To Kay’s family.
    I am truly sorry and grieved by the loss of such a great lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was my good friend and I loved her. I will miss her forever.

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  3. To Mrs.Dobbs Daughters,

    I am truly sorry for the loss of your mother. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to the entire family. Please know that the God of all comfort has loving concern for you at this time. May you find comfort in 2Corinthians 1:2-5.

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