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SLATER, Dorothy Mae (nee Burton)

February 11, 1936 – August 11, 2012

Dorothy Mae Slater passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 11, 2012 with her daughter by her side after a long battle with dementia at the age of 76 years.

Dorothy had an independent spirit and strong will. She was never afraid to speak her mind. She loved her children very much and stood by them at all times. She enjoyed darts, crib shuffleboard, golf, camping and taking long walks. Dorothy worked at Dicks Café, Macdonald Airport, Safeway and Campbell Soup.

Dorothy is survived by her children Terri (Rob) Adams of Calgary, AB and Kelly Murphy of Calgary, AB; stepsons Ken (Kim) Slater of Portage la Prairie, MB and Keith (Arlene) Slater of Winnipeg, MB; grandchildren Aaron (Bridget) of Fiji, Jessica (Jason) Prescott of Winnipeg, MB, Robbie Adams of Vancouver, BC, Rodney (Kelly) Slater of Wawanesa, MB, Bernadine Slater of Winnipeg, MB, Meaghan (Steve) Boras, Riley (Lindsay) Slater, Jared (Sarah) Slater and Rhea Slater; twelve great-grandchildren; as well as sisters Dolores Durst of Carberry, MB and Rennie (John) Wilson of Arizona; and brother Tom Burton of Cancun.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Lloyd Slater; and parents Margaret and Walter Burton.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held in Portage la Prairie, MB at a later date. Forward condolences through If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, 16th Floor, Toronto, Ontario, M4R 1K8, Telephone: 1-800-616-8816,

 In living memory of Dorothy Burton, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek Chapel, 14441 BANNISTER ROAD S.E. Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

Do not stand at my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die

Mary Elizabeth Frye

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  1. Linda Sigurdson (Milne)

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom.
    My thoughts are with you at this time.

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    We are sorry to hear about your loss, Thinking of you
    Love Amanda, Maria and Family

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