April 8, 1941 – Swift Current, Saskatchewan
August 15, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta
Dorothy Evelyn (nee Kynaston) peacefully moved on from this world surrounded by her family and the scent of flowers from her garden. Dorothy was born in Tompkins, SK to Fred and Evelyn Kynaston. Dorothy was raised on a sheep ranch along with her five siblings: Doreen, Jean, Fay, Gerald and Roy. Dorothy fondly remembered her childhood, canning and baking with her sisters and her mom, as well as bottle feeding the lambs. After Dorothy married, she moved to Calgary, where she worked in a law office as a legal assistant. It was there she met many of her closest friends. After the birth of her three children, Dorothy started her own business running a day home, where she cared for many of the neighborhood children.
Once her children were grown, Dorothy continued to care for a new group of international students from Japan, China, South Korea and Taiwan, who boarded at her home. Dorothy enjoyed learning about new cultures and became a master of the rice cooker. One of her first students remained a close friend naming Dorothy as her Canadian Mom. These wonderful students inspired Dorothy to take a memorable trip to Japan and South Korea.
Dorothy was blessed with many friends, some of them neighbors since 1972. Many friends were made during her time teaching ballroom dance, and some who became part of her knitting group, known fondly as the “Stitch and Bitch” group. These friends never strayed far, they stuck by her and gave her great comfort during her illness. Dorothy was also blessed with wonderful grandchildren who will miss her very much.
Two Celebrations of Life will be held for Dorothy. The first will held at the United Church Hall in Maple Creek, Saskatchewan (301 Maple Street, Maple Creek, SK) on Saturday, August 31, 2019 form 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The second celebration will be held in Calgary, Alberta at the Braeside Community Center (11024 Braeside Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, September 7, 2019 from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Please join us at one or both to help celebrate a life well lived. Condolences may be forwarded through www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Dorothy Redick, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences