August 3, 1923 – Berbice, Guyana, South America
January 2, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Geneva Dookhan, also known as Nellie, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 2, 2015 in Calgary.
Nellie was born in British Guyana in 1923 and immigrated to Canada in 1984. Our mother and grandmother touched and inspired many lives in her long journey, all of 91 years. She will be greatly missed by all who had a chance of meeting her. Nellie was indeed a loving and caring person.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Allan (Pearly), Jean (Lakeram), Rena (Lloyd), Craig (Babsie), Doug (Rookmin), and Bill (Fiona); her twenty-nine grandchildren; and forty-two great-grandchildren. Nellie was predeceased by her husband Christopher Sewgobin Dookhan; her two sons, Sylvester and Sylvan Sewgobin; her granddaughter Indrea Sewgobin; and her common-law husband Henry Ross.
A Celebration of Nellie’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Saturday, January 10, 2015, viewing at 1:00 pm followed by service at 2:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
In living memory of Geneva Dookhan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences