July 6, 1927 – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
August 26, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Dorothy Mary “Dot” Griffeth, passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2018 surrounded by her loving family. Born of William and Mary Coward, Dorothy was sibling to five brothers: Billy, Jim, John, Ricky, and Ray. She ended her 91 years the last surviving family member and pre-deceased by her husband Orville, her grandson Keith, and her son Donald.
Raised in Moose Jaw, she met her future husband at kindergarten in 1932 and spent her eight public school years in the same class with him. Marrying Orv in 1950, she moved to Calgary where she began raising a family of eight children: James, Dorothy, Carol, William, Douglas, Darlene, Donald, and Stephen. Her family grew to include nineteen grandchildren and twenty-five great-grandchildren.
As if being a homemaker and mothering her large brood was not enough, Dorothy found time to maintain the books for the many family businesses and to be an integral member of her church’s choir and woman’s guild for twenty-seven years. Widowed in 1976 and with the kids grown and gone, Dorothy enjoyed caring for her beloved little ones, playing bingo, bowling, and spending time at her trailer in Windermere, BC. It would not be unusual to find her reading yet another Harlequin Romance novel or on a trip to Vegas to play the nickel slots.
The sparkle in her eye and beautiful smile that always lit up the room could be witnessed at its finest whenever she was sharing her legacy of love with family. The world is diminished by her passing.
The family extends their gratitude to the staff of Unit 23 at the Peter Lougheed Center for their compassionate and comforting care and support.
A private Celebration of Life to be held.
In living memory of Dorothy, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McInnis and Holloway Funeral Homes, Chapel of the Bells.
If roses grow in heaven Lord then pick a bunch for me
Place them in my mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me
Tell her I love and miss her and as she turns to smile
Place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile
Remembering her is easy because I do it everyday
But there’s a pain within my heart that will never go away
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