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MacLACHLAN, Dorothy (nee Thomson)

23 June, 1928 – Chicago, Illinois
5 December, 2014 – Calgary, Alberta

Dorothy Margaret MacLachlan passed away peacefully at the age of 86. She is survived by two sons, Ian and his wife Anne-Marie of Edmonton, Reid of Calgary; and one daughter Keltie and her husband Al Stowkowy of Calgary; as well as her three cherished grandchildren, Ashley Stowkowy of Calgary, Alexander MacLachlan of Vancouver and Brett Stowkowy and his wife Jacqueline of Calgary and her great-granddaughter Sadie. Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband Gordon in 1995. She is also survived by her sister Margery and her husband Barrie Diehl.

A private family memorial will be held this spring in Chicago to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, friends may wish to donate directly to the charity of their choice. Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Dorothy MacLachlan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Keltie, Al, Ashley, Brett, Jacque and Sadie so sorry to hear about your Mom, grandmother and great-grandmother. I know the pain that you are feeling at this time. A mother is a very special person in our lives, grandma’s and great ones too. You could tell when talking to her how proud she was of all of you. The Dyck family have you all on our minds. God bless. Sandra and family.

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  2. Keltie, I am so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. I have many fond memories of her while growing up. Her wit and humour were wonderful. I enjoyed reconnecting with her when Emily took up Highland dancing. She was a dear friend to my parents and I know my mom loved her. My thoughts are with you and your family.

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  3. Dorothy was my neighbor and IODE sister from Fort Calgary Chapter. I will not be able to pass the corner and not think of her, we were only “friends” for 3 years but she was one of the most interesting and lovely ladies I have ever met. I was surprised at her passing as she was doing so well the last time we went out. The Ladies at Fort Calgary have sorely missed her current event talk at the meetings and I miss her company on our drive to the shop or meeting. The ladies from our Chapter would also like to extend their condolences to your family.
    Blessings for your family and may peace be with you all.
    Best Wishes
    Secretary and Friend
    Fort Calgary Chapter of IODE

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  4. I knew Dorothy through the Chancel Guild at St. Peter’s Anglican Church. Dorothy was such a character, a wonderful person to work with when we were ‘on duty’ together. She had such a quick and ‘determined’ sense of humour, though she took her duties on Chancel Guild quite seriously, always insisting on doing her share. She was very proud of her family and spoke of them often.

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  5. stewart penney :

    Dorothy hard to believe it has been a year since you passed. I always think of you when i walk by your place where you lived with my two scotty dogs I miss having our chats and a few laughs that we always had. Rest in peace Dorothy……… Stewart

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