December 13, 1947- Victoria, BC
November 15, 2013 – Calgary Alberta
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dora Elizabeth Warman of Okotoks, AB on Friday, November 15, 2013 at the age of 65 years. Dora passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family. She was diagnosed with lung cancer in July of 2013 and fought a hard but brief battle.
Dora was born in Victoria, BC and grew up in Vancouver’s West End. She graduated from King George Secondary School in 1964. She married her loving husband of forty-six years, Bob, in Coeur D’Alene, Idaho in July 1967. Dora earned her CGA Certificate in 1983, and had a very successful practice along with co-founding Camano Marine with Bob. Dora became friends with almost every owner she had direct contact with during the building of their boats, and spent many happy times with them boating. Bob and Dora sold their businesses and decided to travel the world in 1997. One of Dora’s favorite times was the seven years they lived in “The Barn” in Totnes, England. Dora was a lover of animals, especially “Scruffy” cats. She was very passionate about many things, her family and friends being first. She was an expert cross stitch artist, and could never walk past a stitch shop without stopping in. Many of us have her beautiful works in our homes and will always cherish the love she put into each stitch. She was an avid reader, and a fierce competitor in Scrabble. The World of Outlaws was her outdoor passion, and in thirty years never missed a Gold Cup race in Chico, CA, no matter where she was in the world. Dora was the most organized “Pack Rat” you’d ever have the pleasure of meeting. She had collected a piece of every place they visited.
Dora leaves to mourn, her loving husband Bob; her sister-in-law Betty Crosby of Sechelt, BC; step-son Rick Sproule of Penticton, BC; nephew David Crosby (Michelle, Justin, Jayden) of Sechelt, BC; and nieces Brenda Collins (Kevin, Tyler, Brittney) of Maple Ridge, BC and Cheryl Blaquiere (Phil, Christie, Laura) of Maple Ridge, BC. She also leaves very special friends, Linda Pannell and families in Kincardin, ON, and Heather Fogg and families of Surrey, BC.
A Celebration of Dora’s Life will be held at a later date. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to any Animal Shelter of the donor’s choosing.
Rest in peace Dora, give Scruffy a hug for us. We will love you and miss you always.
In living memory of Dora Warman, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. CALGARY, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.Print This Obituary & Condolences