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KRUEGER, Dorothy Isabel

December 20, 1926 – Drummond Township, Ontario
December 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta

Dorothy Isabel Krueger passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2018 leaving behind all medical issues that could not be resolved, with the comfort and assurance of her deep faith that she was going to a far better place already prepared for her by her Heavenly Father.

She was born in Perth, Ontario to Lawrence Lashley and Mabel Rodgers and grew up with her two brothers on a farm near Lanark, Ontario. Her Scottish and Irish ancestry helped to form her resolute and determined character.

She was predeceased by both parents and by her brother John. Left to mourn and cherish her memory are her husband Peter, her brother Homer Lashley, daughters Kathryn Lockhart (Grant) and Vivian Krueger, her son Jonathan Krueger (Marcela), grandchildren Miranda Ikesaka (Jordan), Fiona Lockhart, Emma Rojo Krueger and Alexander Rojo Krueger, sisters-in-law Elisabeth Krueger, Linda Boschmann (Dave) and Elma Hiebert (Ernest), and a number of nieces and nephews.

Dorothy completed a BA degree at Queen’s University, Kingston and following teacher training at the Ontario College of Education taught high school for two years at South Porcupine in northern Ontario, and then taught English and Art for ten years at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. In 1959 she made a career change and married Peter Krueger, moving “out west” to support her husband’s career as a chemistry professor at the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta which became the University of Calgary.

Dorothy’s lifelong interest in teaching manifested itself in many ways – assisting in the Faculty of Education with the supervision of students engaged in practice teaching during her early years in Calgary, involvement in the formation of the Campus Pre-School Co-op at a time when pre-school education programs were rare in Calgary, pressing for the development of bilingual education in the Calgary school system and in teaching practically oriented English classes for new Canadian women. She participated in the Faculty Women’s Club, served for a term as President, and introduced and maintained a Bible Study as an option in the Club’s program of activities. Wherever she attended church – in Lanark, Ontario, in Ottawa or in Calgary – she was immediately involved in teaching Sunday School and with youth programs. Some students she had taught at Lisgar in Ottawa more than sixty years ago still kept in touch with her.

We will miss her beautiful smile, her laughter, the inner strength which supported all her convictions, and her unquestioning loyalty and love for us all.

Special thanks are extended to the staff at the Sarcee Carewest Hospice for the excellent care provided to Dorothy during the last days of her life.

A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 513 – 13 Avenue S.W., Calgary with a reception at the church to follow this service.

In living memory of Dorothy Krueger a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Park.

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  1. Vivian and family, I have often thought of your mom and dad. So sorry to hear that she has left us but happy that she no longer has pain and suffering. I hope she meets Fred up there and says ‘hi’. Unfortunately I will be out of town on Jan. 26 th so will not be able to attend the service. Take care all of you.

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  2. Vivian, I was saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. I hope the memories of her laughter, and all the wonderful she did, will bring you comfort.

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  3. Dear Peter, Johathan, Kathryn and Vivian: Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Dorothy was a very special lady and over the years at Ponderosa we enjoyed her friendship and her wonderful stories of what she had done the previous year. Also she was very proud of all her children and their accomplishments and we know she is in a peaceful and beautiful place now. Love, from the Bubbs family, Kent, Gerry, Kelly, Kent Jr, and Kyle

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  4. Judy Wedderspoon
    December 21 @ 12.30 UK time
    Dear Peter,
    Thank you for sharing this sad news with me. As you know, I am one of the Lisgar students who valued Dorothy enormously. She had a great influence on my life, partly through teaching (she was my home room teacher in Grade 9), but much more through the vibrant Inter-School Christian Fellowship which she led so well and wisely. I came to Christ through her, as did many others. She was the last of the great teachers I had at Lisgar and I mourn her passing. My deepest condolences to you and all her family. It’s too far for me to come to her funeral but I shall go to my church here and join you in spirit. Dorothy knew that nothing could separate her – and you – from the love of God, which she is now experiencing in all its fullness.
    With love, Judy

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  5. Hello Peter and family. I’m sad to read of Dorothy’s death. She and my mom were great friends in Lanark. Mom was Jean Dugdale(Arthur) and I am the second of four children. Bob, myself, Ruth and our late brother David.
    I did keep in touch with Dorothy for quite a while, but lost touch a few years ago.
    Sending sympathy from the Gaspé coast in eastern Quebec.
    Anne Dugdale MacWhirter

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  6. To Dr. Krueger and his family, our deepest sympathy for the loss of a life partner and mother. For three young boys growing up in the small town of Lanark in the 1950s, Dorothy was a special young lady returning ‘home’ on many weekends to visit and help her mother but also to help in our little Baptist church. She helped organize the BYPU (Baptist Young Peoples Union) in the church and the eldest of us was a member of that initial group, and we two younger siblings benefitted from that youth group which continued into the late 60’s. Our parents thought very highly of her and were citing her as an example to emulate for their three sons. We will remember her as a Christian lady who truly reflected God’s boundless love.

    Tom, Peter & Richard Kear

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  7. To Peter and family:
    Please accept my condolences
    Dorothy was a wonderful lady who had only loving things to say about everyone. As a former Lisgar student and neighbour, I was often rescued by her as she stopped her car, ‘Suzie’ to let me board it on my way to school when she saw me struggling to carry my school books and cello. Her weekly Interschool Christian Fellowship meetings held in her classroom strengthened my faith and equipped me for a lifetime. I remember with pleasure, many wonderful weekend activities conducted by Dorothy and other ISCF leaders. Her memory will live on in our hearts.

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  8. Hello Peter and family,
    Although our paths have not crossed for many years, Peter I remember you as a fast walker along those farm roads in the Kleinstadt District.
    On behalf of Sharon and myself we extend to you our hope that you will experience God’s presence and peace in the midst of the grieving.
    Leonard & Sharon Sawatsky

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  9. Dear Kruguer Family,
    ISCF was the most important part of my Christian life and development while I was at Glebe Collegiate and Dorothy was one of the key people in Ottawa at that time. I remember her service and contributions of humor and faithfulness well.
    I pray that the prospect of a joyful reunion with our Lord and our loved ones will bring comfort and hope in this time of loss.
    Lilian Rotar (nee Crawley)

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  10. Catherine McGinley

    Dear Peter, It is such a sad time when one has to say goodbye to a truly loved one like Dorothy. We understand that day does come but our hearts are overwhelmed. I am sad for you and your family and many friends. I believe God will care for Dorothy and find comfort for you. Gerry and I loved Dorothy.
    With love and sympathy. Catherine McGinley

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  11. My most sincere condolences to Peter and family for their loss. I hope the “memorial service” will, in fact, be more a celebration of Dorothy’s life, recognizing her significant service, in so many ways, over the years.

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  12. Dear Vivian,
    I am very saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. Moms are special people who always remain with us and in our heart, though gone from our sight but still with us!
    My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. She will be in my prayers.

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  13. Marcia and I were very saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing.
    We offer our heartfelt condolences to Peter and the Krueger family at this sad time.

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  14. Dear Peter:
    I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Dorothy was a very kind, compassionate and superior person. She will be missed by all who knew her. Please accept my heartfelt, deepest condolences.

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  15. Dear Dr. Krueger,
    My friend and fellow Lisgarite, Wendy Franklin, wrote today to tell me ‘Miss Lashley’ had passed away. I would like you to know how much I enjoyed being her student for three years at Lisgar. She was always so cheerful and patient. Her classes were very interesting, enriching and loads of fun. I think of those days often, and I’m glad she had a happy marriage and such a fulfilled life.
    Martha Russell
    Burnaby, BC

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  16. John & Leonora Pauls

    Dear Peter and Family, We are keeping you close in caring thoughts and prayers. Though your hearts must hold deep sadness at the loss of the one you loved, may it also hold the blessings of the life you shared and the love that will always be a part of you. May God comfort your heart, uplift your spirit, and may the memories of your happy times together bring a smile to your face.

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  17. Dorothy was a wonderful caring and thoughtful person who made a great contribution to many of us at the University of Calgary. She will be missed .
    Sincere Condolences to All her family

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