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MACK, Dorothy Elizabeth Lorimer (nee Hill) “Dody”

September 10, 1916 – Hamiota, MB
December 3, 2013 – Calgary, AB

Dorothy passed away peacefully at Extendicare Cedars Villa on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at the age of 97 years after suffering a stroke. She was surrounded by love from family, her caregivers and fellow residents.

Dorothy grew up and married in Winnipeg, then moved to Portage la Prairie where she raised her family and lived for 46 years. After she was widowed, Dorothy moved to Calgary in 1992 and began a “new chapter” in her long life.

Dorothy is survived by her daughter Valdine Schroeder (Arnold Bader), her daughter-in-law Brenda Smith, her grandchildren Kathy Schroeder (Johan van Oijen), Angela Schroeder (Geoffrey Pagel), Lindsay Schroeder (Jon Otis), Kim Botsford (Dan), Rhonda McCorriston, Debbie Hatch (Wayne), Dean Mack, Jason Mack (Steph), Lindsay Mack (Mario), and Chelsea Smith, eleven
great-grand- and five great-great-grandchildren, as well as her nieces Junie Halpin and Rosemarie Trotter. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Wilfred Mack, her parents James and Mary Hill, her sister Marge and brother Jack, her son Gerry, daughter Lynnore, son-in-law George Schroeder and her best friend of over 80 years Helen Rickey.

A Memorial Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on December 9, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through The family wishes to thank Dr. Sy Lam and the staff of Primrose Unit for their loving care over the past three years.

In living memory of Dorothy Mack, 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.

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  1. Janet Williamson :

    You know I LOVE you all, and have you all in my thoughts and heart! I just left Calgary on the 30th, sorry I missed you! Let me know if you need anything!
    Grandma was loved by all! Jan

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  2. Ron & Betty Ann McCulloch :

    Thinking of you at this time of sorrow.
    She was a great lady.

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  3. Susan and Jerry Sharkey :

    Our deepest sympathies to you and your family!! She was a very special person in my life as you know…many fond memories!!! I look forward to celebrating this amazing lady and a life well lived!!!
    With love and prayers xox

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  4. Carol-Lee Heighington :

    Valdine and family, I am so sorry for your loss, we have many fond memories of her at Island Park and it was great to see her at your birthday party. She was a lovely woman. Carol-Lee, Lynda, Norma, Joan, Brad and Reed of the Johnston family. Take care.

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