August 15, 1924 – Hyde, Cheshire, England
May 8, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Dora Gradwell of Calgary, Alberta, passed away on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at the age of 94 years.
Dora was born in Hyde, Cheshire, England to Robert and Lillian Vaughan. She graduated from the Saint Georges School.
She worked under the Library in Hyde with the Red Cross and helped build the Lancaster Bomber during WWII.
She loved to paint and was so proud to have her paintings showcased in the Hamilton City Hall, as well as painting, Dora also enjoyed travelling, playing golf and ballroom dancing.
She will be most remembered for her smile.
Dora is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Keith and David (Kim); nine grandchildren, Kerri, Thabitha, Tyler, Jason, Christopher, Jennifer, Christine, Eric and Taylor; and six great-grandchildren, Madison, Anthony, Diego, Landon, Christopher and Brenden.
Dora was predeceased by her husband James, her son Michael, her brother Kenneth and sister and brother-in-law Edith and Alfred.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
A Celebration of Dora’s Life will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road S.E., Calgary, AB) on Monday, May 13, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com
In living memory of Dora Gradwell, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB, T2X 3J3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.Print This Obituary & Condolences