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KAYSER – Dorothy Kayser (nee Sprott)

February 6, 1917 – November 23, 2010

Dorothy Kayser passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at the age of 93 years.

Predeceased by her beloved husband Robert (Bob) in 2001, Dorothy will be greatly missed by her children Robert (Alexandra) of London ON, Thomas (Dolores) of Midland ON, Linda (Ed Flanagan) of Calgary, as well as grandchildren Deborah (Brian Fennell), RJ (Rebecca) Melanie (Ian Grant), Patrick (Kathleen Hinkel), Kyla (Dax Head) and Paul (Trisha Boyle) and six great-grandchildren: Jack, Kaylee, Oliver, Jacob, Kieran and Nolan.

Dorothy was born on February 6, 1917 in Montreal, where she attended École des Beaux Arts, worked as a commercial artist and married Bob in 1941. Bob’s career with the Bank of Montreal led them to live in five provinces from Newfoundland to British Columbia. Along the way they established many lifelong friendships that Dorothy faithfully nurtured over their sixty-year marriage. Dorothy studied at the Ontario College of Art and Langara College. She was an accomplished artist who worked in oils, watercolours, sculpture and needlework. She and Bob enjoyed twenty-five happy years of retirement in Vancouver. Following Bob’s passing, Dorothy moved back to Calgary to be closer to Linda and her family. Although well into her eighties at the time, she continued to make many new friends and enjoyed many years playing Bridge, teaching watercolour classes and participating actively in her Church and community. She was an inspiration to her family and friends, epitomizing the art of aging with grace, optimism and humour. During the last months of her life, Dorothy was blessed by many wonderful caregivers at the Fanning Centre, Staywell Manor, Rockyview Hospital and Chinook Hospice.

Memorial Services will be held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (703 Heritage Drive S.W.) on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Interment in Vancouver at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Dr. Vernon Fanning Centre, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, www.thetrust.ca, or may be made directly to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind, 15 Colonel Baker Place N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 4Z3 Telephone: (403) 261-7219, www.cnib.ca ., or the charity of your choice .

In living memory of Dorothy Kayser, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200

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  1. Susan and Bill Phillips :

    Linda and Ed:
    We were so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother. Our first thoughts of her were at a “craft day” at your home and the fun, encouragement and excitement that she brought to whichever table she joined. That spirit will not fade.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you move forward day by day.
    Sincerely
    Susan and Bill

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  2. Michael Melton :

    DEAREST TOM and Family,
    So sorry for your loss. If Tom is a reflection of the kind of lady she was, I am certain that she be sorely missed, and heartily celebrated.

    Sincerely,

    Michael

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  3. Tom and Dolores

    Tom we know that you cherished each moment with your dear mom and that she waited for one more visit with you just a few days ago.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you celebrate a wonderful lady who lived life to the fullest.

    Jane and Ken

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  4. Catherine Lasuita and Heather Zygun :

    Dear Linda and Ed: We are so sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. We hope she was able to enjoy the time she was able to live at Staywell manor. Her tenacity, spunk, humour and honesty will be things we will always remember about her. Dorothy was fortunate to have such a supportive family.

    Catherine and Heather, Fanning Neuro-Rehab

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  5. We were so sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. We would like to send our condolences to you and let you know we are thinking of you at this time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Ralph & Lenore Franklin
    Richmond B.C.

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