Mrs. Dorothy Lake
1916 – 2014
Just before midnight on Friday, November 28, 2014 our beloved mother Dorothy, her life complete, slipped peacefully into the hands of her Lord. The sixth of 13 children born to Henry and Mabel Black on April 17, 1916, Dorothy grew up on the farm near a community now known as Brownfield, Alberta. She grew up surrounded by her large family and hosts of friends. Times were hard, but she never tired of telling stories about the good times they had. She completed Grade Ten at Whitelock School. She attended the Prophetic Bible Institute in Calgary (1939 – 1941), an experience which had a profound impact on the rest of her life. In 1944, she married William (Bill) Lake and moved to a farm near Mervin, Saskatchewan. In 1953, the family moved to a farm near Castor. Mom used to describe those years as some of the happiest of her life. In 1963, the family moved to Stettler. There she completed her Grade Nine Piano and taught for a number of years. Bill passed away in 1983. She stayed in Stettler, first moving to a condo where she was surrounded by friends, and then to Willow Creek Lodge where she spent 15 years. As her health began to fail, she moved into Pine Ridge Continuing Care and finally into Heritage House where the loving care of their staff added comfort and dignity to her final years. For that we will be forever grateful. Dorothy was a woman of many talents and interests: gardening, knitting, quilt making, crocheting and numerous other activities. She loved to spend time with family and friends. She was actively involved with the Stettler Baptist Church, playing piano and organ for services and special events for many years. She had a deep and abiding faith in the Lord which sustained her throughout her life. She leaves to miss her, but not to mourn for her, her children: Barbara Lake (Johann Palik) of Calgary, John Lake (Barbara) of Camrose, Verna Glubish (Garry) of Cold Lake and Barry Lake (Iva Spence) of Edmonton, grandchildren: Jason (Sarah) Glubish, Janet (Wally) Kuzyk, Rae Ann (Sam) Wilkins, Pamela (Michael) Robertson, Byron Lake, Kim (Jason) Winsor and Jessica (Brian) Bray, great grandchildren: Rebecca, Andrew, Gabrielle, Emma, Lily, Alexander, Aiden, Eric, Isaac and Keira, two sisters-in-law, Mary Black and Doris Black, brother-in-law Ross McCracken and numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her parents Henry and Mabel Black, husband Bill Lake and twelve brothers and sisters. A funeral service will be held at the Brennen Funeral Home Chapel on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 2:00 P.M. with the interment taking place at 10:00 A.M. on Friday at the Fairfield Cemetery, near Brownfield, Alberta. As an expression of sympathy and in loving memory of Dorothy, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon’s International in Canada or to a charity of your choice in care of Brennen Funeral Home and Cremation Services P.O. Box 193 Stettler, Alberta TOC 2LO who have been entrusted with the care and funeral arrangements. 403.742.3315. Condolences can be forwarded to the family by visiting our website at www.brennenfuneralhome.com.