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MORGAN – Dawn Marie (nee Hierath)

March 28, 1947 – March 18, 2010

Dawn Morgan (nee Hierath) had a great life! Dedicated friend, companion, wife, and soul mate of Roy Morgan for forty-four years, she passed on the 18th of March 2010. Those fortunate enough to have known Dawn will share in the grief and loneliness of her daughters, Jacqueline Morgan, Kristine Morgan and Bernadette Morgan; and son-in-law Dieter Hart, all of Calgary.

The ravages and constant battles with leukemia recovery were unable to prevent her from caring for her family nor altering her faith in God. Rather, she embraced her illness with a courage and determination that inspired all who came in contact with her. Successfully fending off repeated occurrences of the disease Dawn was able to enjoy and aid in the nurturing of her four grandchildren Rhiannon, Liam, Ulrich, and Odin.

Born in Lethbridge in 1947, Dawn always felt privileged to have had such a great life. Armed with the faith instilled by her parents Ken and Dora Hierath, the constant strength given by her seven brothers and sisters Dennis, Chloe, Ronald, Margie, Bret, Ramona, and Colleen and in unison with her husband and children and an enormous number of friends, Dawn embraced and confronted life and all it had to offer. She was thankful for each day she was given. Never complaining she could be heard advising others and saying, “Suck it up princess”, as she strode forward on her life’s path.

We who knew Dawn were fortunate! Each touched, each loved, each aided, each enriched by her positive attitude, dignity and strength of character wrapped in an unbending cloak of faith. A faith in God, God’s kindness, love and forgiveness but also faith in us her fellow humans. We who benefited and loved her so much know she will always be present in us.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Albert the Great Catholic Church (10 Prestwick Drive S.E.) on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Cancer Foundation, c/o Tom Baker Cancer Centre Unit 57, 1331 – 29 Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 4N2 Telephone: (403) 521-3433.

In living memory of Dawn Morgan, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: (403) 256-9575.

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  1. Wim and Ricky Kok :

    Dear Roy and family:

    This morning we learnt about Dawn’s passing. We like to share our condolences with you. While you moved away from Fort St. John so long ago, this sad news brings back a lot of memories. They are good memories mainly associated with our common interest in kids and cycling. Those were the fun days. May these and other memories help you cope and find strength in the days and ahead.

    With love,

    the Kok’s in Fort St. John

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  2. Terry and Barbara Graham :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with. Your faith and strength will carry you through these difficult days. May your wonderful memories help you at this time. Love and God Bless

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  3. Annette Hester :

    Dear Roy and family condolences. I did so enjoy Dawn’s sence of humor, and joyful sarcasim.. She was indeed one of the strongest, caring women I spent time with in the Apheresis Unit. I, along with many others felt privilaged to know Dawn and know she will be greatly missed. God Bless. Annette Hester RN

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  4. Barry and Gail Thielen :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.

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  5. Michael Kelly :

    Roy, my thoughts are with you and your family. While I didn’t get to know Dawn, I have known you through Fort St. John, Vancouver and now the Calgary years and your devotion to Dawn has always been obvious. Treasure your great memories – I am sure you will keep them close to your heart.

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  6. Mike and Caryl-Sue Hierath :

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

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    My prayers are with you. Dawn was truely a cheerful client and will be missed.

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