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GRIFFETH, Dorothy Mary (nee Coward)

Posted By Obits On September 3, 2018 @ 3:42 PM In Chapel Of The Bells Obituaries,Obituary | 9 Comments

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

~ Anonymous

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Condolence from Patty on September 5th, 2018 10:55 AM

Condolences from the McRoberts family
Dorothy was a wonderful neighbor

Condolence from Janet (McRoberts) Birdsell on September 6th, 2018 10:51 AM

So many wonderful memories of fun at the Griffith house when we were growing up. Dorothy was always so welcoming to neighbourhood kids! I remember her letting me come and watch her bath the twins when they were babies. I’m sure that last thing she needed was an extra kid around but I always felt welcome. I hope happy memories come quickly to all of you.

Condolence from Cindy Grove on September 6th, 2018 4:47 PM

With love and sorrow to a dear old friend who I knew from Moose Jaw, Sask. My condolences to the family.

Patricia Grove nee Clarke

Condolence from Bev (Earl) Ferrier on September 7th, 2018 12:22 PM

Am sending fond regards to the Griffeth family. I often marvelled at your mom managing her family and home…….my Lori was good friends with Darlene & Don.

Condolence from Katharine Griffeth on September 8th, 2018 11:10 AM

I’m so sorry for the loss of mom she was such a lovely lady and will be greatly missed.
Big big hugs to you all ✝

Condolence from Darlene on September 9th, 2018 6:07 PM

Mom,
I will miss your Loving Ways, Smile, Hug’s, the laughter, tear’s, Our Special Friendship,
Our Conversations, Our Adventure’s, Your guidance, but most importantly, I will
” MISS YOU”….
Your Daughter.. Darlene

Condolence from Judy & Beryl Turner on September 12th, 2018 7:24 PM

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother.
Losing a parent is a sad time.
Our sincere sympathy.

Condolence from Gord Griffeth on September 14th, 2018 10:02 AM

Her work here on earth is done. My warm thoughts go to her children and grand children. Well done. Gord.

Condolence from Darlene on November 5th, 2018 6:51 AM

“Dancing In The Sky”

Tell me, what does it look like in heaven?
Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say?
Does the sun shine bright forever?
Have your fears and your pain gone away?

‘Cause here on earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left
And here on earth everything’s different, there’s an emptiness

Oh-oh, I,
I hope you’re dancing in the sky
And I hope you’re singing in the angels’ choir
And I hope the angels know what they have
I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you’ve arrived

So tell me, what do you do up in heaven?
Are your days filled with love and light?
Is there music? Is there art and invention?
Tell me are you happy? Are you more alive?

‘Cause here on earth it feels like everything good is missing since you left
And here on earth everything’s different, there’s an emptiness

Oh-oh, I
I hope you’re dancing in the sky
And I hope you’re singing in the angels’ choir
And I hope the angels know what they have
I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you’ve arrived
Since you’ve arrived

I hope you’re dancing in the sky
And I hope you’re singing in the angels’ choir
And I hope the angels know what they have
I’ll bet it’s so nice up in heaven since you’ve arrived
Since you’ve arrived

Tell me what does it look like in heaven,
Is it peaceful? Is it free like they say?

RIP Mom.. We will miss you!!

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