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WANLESS, Dorothy D.

June 3, 1922 – May 7, 2013

Dorothy passed away quietly and peacefully in her sleep. She lived a very long and full life, but in the end, she was, in her own words, “tired”.

Wilkie and Dorothy travelled the world together from Hawaii to England, throughout Europe, and from Australia to Hong Kong. She loved her golf, her bridge games, entertaining and caring for their Willowpark home for over thirty-five years. After surviving a bout with cancer, Dorothy moved into the Beverley Care Centre Lake Midnapore. There she enjoyed reading, writing her notes, playing bingo and spending time with special friends and looking forward to the consistent and welcome visits from Dorothy Hawkes.

She will be deeply missed by her three sons, Dale of Ontario, Marty of British Columbia and Gary (Nancy) of Alberta; grandchildren, Ethan, Cory and Leissa (Jamie); and great-grandchildren, Madison, Samantha and Tyler. Dorothy was one of nine children and is survived by a younger sister as well as many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by Wilkie in 2010, her husband of sixty-three years.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Fish Creek Chapel (14441 Bannister Road S.E.) on Monday, May 27, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Poppy Fund, #1, 4539 – 6th Street N.E., Calgary, AB T2E 3Z6, Telephone: (403) 265-6304 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. The family wishes to thank the staff at Beverley Care Centre, some of whom have cared for her for her entire five and a half year stay. They have always been wonderful to her and she mentioned that to her family often.

In living memory of Dorothy Wanless, 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. Lynda Mountford (nee Swanson) :

    Dear Dale, Marty and Gary, I am offering my sincerest sympathies to you and your families. Your Mother was such an incredible, loving Lady and will be missed by many. She will leave wonderful memories for all of us to look back on.

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  2. SSG. Joseph Lake & Cassandra Lake :

    Dale, Marty and Gary, Our sincere condolences to your family on the loss of Aunt Dorothy. She was gracious, had a great sense of humor and was one of the kindest, gentlest people I have known. We both have fond memories of our visits with her and Uncle Wilkie. She will be missed dearly.
    In our thoughts and prayers, Joe & Cassandra Lake, Virginia, USA

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  3. Lanie Walters :

    To Dorothy’s family,
    So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. It was an honour to have known her.
    My sincere condolences to all, Lanie

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  4. Jack Neumann :

    Sincere sympathy on the passing of your mother. I have many fond memories of times spent with her both in Saskatoon and Calgary.

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  5. This message is for Dale. We were friends at Cherry Hill in London Ontario. I am very sorry for the loss of your mother Dale. I will try and attend the service but you can also call me if you wish. I would love to see you…Kathy

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