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ENNIS, Dorothy (nee Primmett)

May 19, 1939 – March 30, 2012

On Friday, March 30, 2012 my mother’s journey with lung cancer ended at the age of 72 years. Michael and William lost not only their grandmother but their friend. I lost my hero. She will be lovingly remembered and we miss her dearly.

She worked for Great West Life, McDiarmid Lumber and Sears. In 1999, she moved to Calgary to be closer to her grandsons. She was chief cook in the house and chauffer for her grandsons for many years. Her sandwiches were famous amongst her grandson’s friends. This was because the boys would sell their school lunches to their friends (who were more than willing to pay for a “grandma sandwich”).

She is survived by her daughter Debbie Lyon; her grandsons William and Michael Lyon; great-grandson Ethan Lyon and Tash Gallagher (Ethan’s mom) whom she considered her granddaughter. She was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Gertie Primmett.

At her request there will be no funeral. In October, we will have private family remembrance celebrating her life. We invite you to email your stories about her or prayers we can read at that time. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the charity of your choice. We would like to thank Dr. Heally, Sue Pearce and Southwood Hospice for all their tender loving care and compassion. Thank you so much to our friends who have given our family so much support. It was needed and greatly appreciated.

What Cancer Cannot Do…..
Cancer is so limited….
It cannot cripple love
It cannot shatter hope
It cannot erode faith
It cannot destroy peace
It cannot kill friendship
It cannot supress memories
It cannot silence courage
It cannot invade the soul
It cannot steal eternal life
It cannot conquer the spirit

In living memory of Dorothy Ennis, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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