Dr. Dorothy Katherine Halton passed away in Ottawa, ON on Saturday, December 11, 2004.
During her forty years, Dorothy led a very rich and full life. Born in Calgary, she excelled in music and academics, developed her passion for the outdoors, and established herself as a high achiever. After completing several music degrees in Calgary, Victoria, BC, London, ON, and Florida, Dorothy moved to Vancouver and Whistler, BC for several years where she enjoyed her love of the outdoors and skiing, hiking and cycling. Dorothy next fulfilled a lifelong ambition as an Emergency Room Physician. She graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston, ON and practiced mainly in Ottawa and Thunder Bay. Dorothy also travelled to numerous places around the world from Costa Rica to Europe to Nepal. She gained friendships everywhere she travelled and lived.
Dorothy is survived by her mother Eleanor; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Pat and Hap, Keiko and George, Barbara and David, Esther and Joe, and Lorna and Philip; nine nieces and nephews, Ann, Kira and Jeff, David and Norika, Candice, Graham, Catherine, Byron, Teagan, and Elizabeth; two great-nieces, Chloe and Julia; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Dorothy was predeceased by her father Ernie; and her brother Ken.
A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at Parkdale United Church (2919 – 8th Avenue N.W.) on Monday, December 20, 2004 at 1:30 p.m. with the Rev. Jan Craig officiating. A further Memorial Service is being planned for January 15, 2005 in Ottawa. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Sheriff King Home, 2003 – 16 Street S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 5B7 Telephone: (403) 266-4111 or directly to Calgary Kiwanis Music Festival, Suite 450, 301 – 14 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 2A1 Telephone: (403) 283-6009.
The family is assembling a collection of memories for Dorothy and would appreciate any photos, thoughts and anecdotes to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. They are very appreciative of all the kindness expressed by her many, many friends and specific thanks for the caring and consideration from the police services in Calgary and Ottawa.
In living memory of Dr. Dorothy Halton, a tree will be planted at Nose Creek Valley by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY Telephone: (403) 276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences