Dorothy Theresa STRAIN

STRAIN – Dorothy Theresa Jan. 06, 2009. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Theresa Strain of Stettler, AB at the age of 80. Dorothy passed away quietly in her sleep on Jan. 6, 2009 at their winter home in Roadhaven, Apache Junction, AZ. Dorothy was born Feb. 26, 1928 in Hazenmore, SK to parents Roy and Eva Harty. Dorothy grew up in Foremost, AB where she completed her high school education, she was a vocal soloist for her church and community, and she worked as a telephone operator. She then worked as a dental assistant in Brooks, AB. Dorothy married Bert Strain, May 7, 1949 in Lethbridge, AB. They moved to Sylvan Lake, AB in 1951 and then to Stettler, AB in 1954 where they made their home. Dorothy loved to sing and play the harmonica. She enjoyed collecting coins, golfing, playing cards, camping and especially their winter trips to Arizona. Dorothy will be remembered for her strong ties with family and friends, and her love of music. She was always thrilled to have anyone drop in for a visit and will be long remembered for her sense of humour and great story telling. She never missed a figure skating competition, football or hockey game, school play, band performance or music recital; always with her husband Bert at her side. The things she loved most were being able to spend time with her children, grandchildren, all of her large extended family and many, many very special friends. Dorothy will be fondly missed by all who knew her. Dorothy is survived by her husband Bert, children; Joan Uhrich, her husband Ian; Rick, his wife Diane; Bob, his wife Jackie; Carolyn Cheetham, her husband David; son-in-law Garth Gunther; 12 grandchildren; brother Pete Harty. Dorothy was predeceased by their first child Audrey Gunther, her parents, brothers; Roy and Jake, sisters; Magdalina, Julia, Christina, and Rose. Funeral service will be held Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. at Christ-King Parish at 4916 – 54 St., Stettler, AB. Prayer services to be held Friday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. at Christ-King Parish. Interment to be arranged at a later date. Memorial donations may be made to: Cancer Society, Heart Fund, Stars, Audrey Gunther Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund, or charity of donor’s choice.

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