June 28, 1929 – Hamilton, ON
June 10, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Richard beloved husband of Hilda of Calgary, passed away peacefully in his sleep at home on June 10, 2013 in his 84th year.
After graduating from the University of Toronto in Mechanical Engineering in 1953, Richard (Dick) had a long and respected career as a Professional Engineer with Imperial Oil; first in Sarnia (1953-1977) and then in Calgary (1977-retirement). He married Hilda (nee Brown) in 1954 in London, ON. He was an active church member for many years, serving as a Warden and Board member at St. Bartholomew’s Anglican Church in Sarnia, ON and at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church in Calgary. Richard was a wonderful husband, father and a true gentleman with a quick wit and a great sense of humour. He loved spending time with the family’s English Springer Spaniels, watching hockey and tending to his roses. He will be greatly missed.
Richard is survived by his wife Hilda; son Stephen (Lynn Zeidler); daughters Barbara, Anne and Lynn (Stuart Gilmour); sisters-in-law Mildred Dorsay and Dorothy Brown; nephews John (Jan Park Dorsay), Andrew Dorsay, Christopher Dorsay; niece Sandra Dorsay and long-time friend Robina Cuthbert.
Richard was predeceased by his parents Ernest and Rhea Dorsay (1962 & 1971), son Brian Richard Dorsay (1981), brother John Conrad Dorsay (2005) and nephew Mark Dorsay (2009).
A Memorial service will be held in the fall of 2013. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family would like to thank Dr. Braden Manns and Dr. Régine Mydlarski for their exceptional care. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Kidney Foundation of Canada, 6007 – 1A Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 0G5 Telephone: (403) 255-6108, www.kidney.ca or to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, Provincial Office, Sun Life Place, 710, 10123 – 99th Street, Edmonton, AB T5J 3H1 Telephone: 1(866) 412-4222 or to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 781-1978, www.heartandstroke.ca.
In living memory of Richard Dorsay, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences