March 13, 1928 – Dundee, Scotland
February 3, 2015 – Calgary, Alberta
Our mum left us in a peaceful sleep on the morning of Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in her 86th year.
She was a beloved wife, mum, sister, grandma, great-grandma, auntie and friend. She will be missed by all of her family in Calgary, Moose Jaw and Scotland.
She was born in Dundee, Scotland to John and Dorothy Richardson on March 13, 1928. She was the eldest of twelve children, six boys and six girls.
Mum arrived in Canada by herself on a ship called the RMS Aquitania on September 15, 1948 from Blairgowrie, Scotland. She only knew an aunt in Hamilton when she arrived. Later she decided to move to Regina, Saskatchewan for a job as a nanny and housekeeper. There she met Sam Kevol through his sister who worked in the house next door to where mum worked.
They married in Kayville, Saskatchewan on July 2, 1950. They moved to Moose Jaw and had two daughters; then moved their family to Calgary in 1968. During their marriage they travelled many places.
Mum had a day home, which saw numerous babies grow up until school age.
Mum was an amazing gardener, cook, and loved sewing and knitting. She was always cheerful and just happy with life. She was a caring and loving mother and wife. Mum and Dad loved to entertain and were involved in their bowling league. They would go dancing almost every Saturday night at different halls in Calgary with their group of friends.
Mum was loved and will be missed by her daughters, Dorothy Anne Kevol (Kevin Dow) and Marlene Linville (Harvey); granddaughters, Angie Braham (Brandon) and Chantelle Delisle (Jason); great-grandchildren, Kiera Braham and Matthew Braham; her sisters, Olive, Margaret, Liz, and Jean; her brother David; and many nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was predeceased by her husband Sam on June 4, 2000; her sister Audrey; her brothers, Billy, George, Jimmy, Gordon, and Jack; her brother-in-law Victor; and her sister-in-law Agnes.
Thank you mum for teaching us so many things in life with love and a gentle hand.
That has made us the good people that we are today.
Love, Dorothy Anne and Marlene
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Monday, February 9, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Chapel of the Bells, 2720 Centre Street North) on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes in Dorothy’s honour may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
In living memory of Dorothy Kevol, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, Telephone: 403-276-2296.Print This Obituary & Condolences