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DOBSON – Dorothy Christie

June 7, 1934 – July 31, 2011

Dorothy Dobson of Calgary passed away at age 77 early Sunday morning after a brief battle with cancer.

A wonderful lady with only love for family and friends, always ready with a new recipe or the standard warm monkey buns for gatherings and parties. The talented one who knitted wonderful sweaters for children that are almost too special to wear. The caregiver putting the needs of others before herself without hesitation. The gambler who loved putting a bet or two on the ponies while spending an afternoon with friends. The wife and mother who never lost faith in her family. The sister who listened and loved, and finally the friend that we all needed and were blessed with.

Remember her with a smile today
She was not one for tears
Reflect instead on memories
Of all the happy years

Dorothy is survived by her children Karen (Ron) Tocher, Keitha (Kevin) Stuckert and Chris (Nicole) Dobson; her granddaughters, Kessa and Kayla Stuckert; Her sisters Shirley Carnahan, Marion Vincent and Greta Cummings; sister in laws Betty Dobson and Joan Roche as well as many very special nieces and nephews and their families. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Ed Coombes in June 2011, her first husband Keith Dobson in July, 1993. Her mother Helen Griffiths, father Thomas Griffiths, brother Don Griffiths, sister Jean Hayes, brother in laws, William Carnahan, Erlon Vincent, Haywood Cummings, Harry Hayes and Ralph Dobson.

A Celebration of both Dorothy and Edward’s lives will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through In Lieu of flowers the family would ask that a donation be made to your charity of choice and a kind word or deed be done to keep the memory of Dorothy and Edward alive.

In living memory of Dorothy Dobson, 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. Greg and Meredith Parry :

    Our thoughts are with you and your family Keitha. So sorry for your loss.
    Greg and Meredith

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  2. Karen,

    I am so sorry for your loss – she is in a better place and will always be with you when you carry her in your heart!


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