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WALKER, Dorothy

October 8, 1934 – Irricana, Alberta
December 17, 2013– Calgary, Alberta

Dorothy Walker passed away peacefully with her beloved partner, Peter, by her side on December 17, 2013, at the age of 79 years.

Dorothy was born and raised in Irricana, AB, where she spent the majority of her life. She became known as the “Queen of Volunteerism” through her work with the Ladies Club, the Irricana Food Bank, and the K.I.K. Seniors Club.

Dorothy is survived by her loving partner, Peter Santucci; son Guy (Jan) Walker; grandchildren Curtis (Nevada) Wright of Irricana, Tylor (Natasha) Walker of Grande Prairie, Carmen (Ian) Sjostrom of Airdrie, Shane Walker and Matthew Walker both of Calgary; great-grandchildren Lane and Kase Wright and Brynlee and Levi Walker; sister Betty Anderson of Calgary; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy will be greatly missed by all her family and many friends.

Dorothy is predeceased by her husband Edward (Ted) Walker and daughter Debbie de Jong.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at the Irricana Community Hall, 300 – 1st Street, Irricana, AB commencing at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one’s choice. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks to all the doctors and the staff on the 6th floor of the McCaig Tower at the Foothills Hospital.
In living memory of Dorothy Walker, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park, Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Airdrie Funeral Home, 300 TOWERLANE DRIVE, AIRDRIE, AB. Telephone: (403) 948-1100

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  1. John & Dianne Shandro :

    Sorry for your loss, The community has lost a great lady. God Bless

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  2. Ray & Sue Silbernagel :

    Our sincere sympathies to Pete, Guy and Families. No matter how prepared you think you are it is never easy to say goodbye to someone who always loved you unconditionally.

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  3. Cynthia Bremner :

    My condolence Peter, my thoughts and prayers are with you and Dorthy’s family.

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  4. Yves & Eileen Smith :

    Pete,
    Our deepest sympathy to you and yours. Dorothy was a special person and we always enjoyed our visits when with my parents.
    Sincerely,
    Yves & Eileen Smith
    Ethel Langford

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  5. Marty & Bea Moulaison :

    It is with sadness that we loose a dear friend. We will always remember our get-togethers in which she always made you feel like family. Irricana will miss her as well as her many friends accumulated. Our sorrow is that we not be there to show our respect and love. We will truly miss her.

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  6. Joe and Dale Santucci :

    Peter,
    We would like to pass along our deepest sympathies to you and Dorothy’s family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love,
    Joe and Dale

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  7. Collin & Patti Anderson :

    Our beloved Aunt Dorothy, we have so many wonderful memories. You will be sadly missed by all who love you. Rest In Peace.

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  8. Uncle Peter,

    “My son, my precious child,
    I love you and I would never leave you.
    During your times of trial and suffering,
    when you see only one set of footprints,
    it was then that I carried you.”

    My deepest sympathies on the loss of Dorothy to both you and the whole family….thinking of you and sending love. Memories are forever. xox

    Carolyn, Riley and Logan

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  9. Agnes & Bob Barber (nee Boyd) :

    We would like to extend our sympathies to the family of our cousin Dorothy. She was a lovely woman, kind and generous, and though we did not keep in close touch over the last few years, she will be missed. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
    Love to all, Agnes & Bob

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  10. Kelly and Linda Mann :

    To Peter, Guy, Jan and families, and the de Jong families.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all your families. The Lord knows when to call our loved ones home to “That Other Place” he has provided for us. A place we will all come to know later in life. May he give you strength to help you through this time of sorrow and loss of a wonderful lady. We will always remember her beautiful smile.

    Kelly and Linda Mann

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  11. Graham and Sheila Johnson :

    Our condolences to Peter and family at this time of sorrow

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  12. Aileen and Jim Black :

    We were saddened to hear the news of Aunt Dorothy’s passing. What a loss! We remember with fondness the times she welcomed us on visits to Irricana and then in the last few years our enjoyable telephone conversations. Aunt Dorothy always had such a positive outlook on life and she took such delight in relating stories about good times spent with family and friends. We extend to Peter, Guy,Jan and the grandchildren and great grandchildren our deepest sympathies. Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    Love from Aileen and Jim

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  13. Garry & Debbie Wise :

    The Irricana community will definately miss Dorothy. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. May your wonderful memories of her carry you through this sad time.

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  14. Sharon Tegart :

    It was with much saddness that I read of Dorothys passing.
    She was a member of the community and a friend of my family for as long as I can remember.
    Besides a hugh loss to your family the community has lost a true
    guardian angel.
    Many beautiful memories make the loss easier to bear.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you you all.

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