February 27, 1926 – Calgary, AB
October 4, 2013 – Calgary, AB
Though we are very sad to announce the passing of Dora Mary Jardine (nee Duncan) on October 4, 2013, we celebrate her life as wife, mother and beloved “Grammy”.
Dora (Dunc) was born in Calgary on February 27, 1926 and grew up in Alberta. She married Roy Jardine in Calgary in July 1944, and Roy’s army career took them to various locations throughout Canada. Together they had two daughters, Gayle Michelle and Barbra Ann, as well as a son Richard Brian who died in infancy. In addition to raising her girls, Dunc had a long and productive career in social services, both in Alberta and in the Yukon. Dunc and Roy spent their retirement years in Nanaimo, BC and it was there that Roy died in June of 2005. A short six months later their elder daughter Gayle Mackay also passed away in Nanaimo after a lengthy illness. Dunc moved to her new home at Dana Village in Calgary in September 2005 to spend her twilight years close to family. After suffering a severe health setback in January 2011 Dunc was unable to continue independent living, and in her final years enjoyed the warm and compassionate care of the people at Carewest Signal Point, particularly the wonderful staff of House #2. We are so grateful to all of “Dora’s girls” and to Dr Elizabeth Woolner, for making her time there the best it could be.
Along with her daughter Barbra Downey, with whom she had a very special bond, “Gram” is survived and forever loved by her grandchildren Jill (Sean) Gerke of Qualicum Beach, Chris (Maria) Mackay of Calgary, Mark (Maria) Downey of Calgary, and Kimberley Mackay of Toronto. Grammy also leaves happy memories of hugs and giggles with her five precious and adored great-granddaughters; Hope Hillson, Shaelyn Gerke, Logan Downey, Sydney Gerke and Jayden Downey.
A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to Hospice Calgary Society, 1245 70 Avenue SE, Calgary, AB T2H 2X8.
In living memory of Dora Jardine, 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