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South Calgary Funeral Centre and Crematorium

12700 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB

OBITUARY

Dorothy Mary MacInnis

December 28, 1932April 24, 2019
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Dorothy Mary MacInnis passed away peacefully at the Foothills Country Hospice on April 24, 2019 at the age of 86 years. Dorothy is survived by, and will be sadly missed by her four daughters, Sheila (Stieg), Joan (Bill), Trish (Chris) and Jackie (Peter); her siblings Marie “Tweedy” (Leo, deceased), Aletha (Darrell), Ann (Fidel), Elaine (Sam), Judy (Jim), Connie, Mickey (deceased), (Laura) and Michael; her in-laws Kay McIntosh (Burke deceased), Ann Chiasson (Paul deceased), Angus (Porky deceased) and Joan (Steve) both deceased. She is also survived by her grandchildren Jenny (Paul), Jessica (Mat), Kristine (Eric), Jeff (Jessie) and Ryleigh (Mark); and great-grandchildren, Dawson, Aubrey, Mia, Eric, Maelie, Smith, and Clara. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Donald Joseph “Farmer” MacInnis, her parents Michael and Bernice Chiasson, brothers Paul and Mickey and her sisters, Beverley “Pickles”, and Sheila.

We lost a special woman who passed away April 24, 2019. Dorothy loved her life with Farmer; together they came to Alberta from Nova Scotia and started their life and teaching career in Cluny, Alberta. Shortly afterwards they moved to Calgary where she continued teaching for many years for the Catholic School District. Dorothy was an accomplished educator who was respected and loved by both her students and their parents. In her later years, Dorothy was a very proud and active participant in St. Patrick’s Pastoral Care Ministry where the ministry team assisted Father Andrew from St. Patrick’s church in providing spiritual support for patients at the Rocky View Hospital and seniors the Millrise Seniors Village. Dorothy was a devoted wife, true friend, a loving sister, an incredible mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and a compassionate, faithful child of God. She will be dearly missed by many, but we do know that she is finally content to be with her beloved husband Farmer again.

A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick’s Parish, (1414 Shawnessy Blvd SW), on Monday, April 29, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Monday, April 29, 2019

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Cathy Lehew

July 6, 2019

Dearest Jackie,Joan, Sheila ,Trish and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss ! You had the coolest and most fantastic parents! They occupied a special place in my heart.
I worked for your Dad at Travel Fun .. the best years of my professional life. Your Mom and Dad always treated everyone with such respect. They were so proud of their family
I lost my husband Garry on 13 April 2019.. so I know they are up in heaven looking over us !
Take Care ..God Bless
With Love ..Cathy Lehew

Blake Patrick McCarthy

May 16, 2019

So. How do you take a timid five year-old boy, “ so lacking in scholastics “ like his older sister, and turn him into a student?
Plunk him down in Mrs. McInnes’ grade one class, and watch that little guy grow!

The singing, rambunctious recesses, and the sheer fun that enveloped our Grade 1 classroom will never leave my soul.
A talented & beautiful, hugging, “spoil my kids” leader was a gift in my early life.
I only regret that I didn’t check in when I had the chance. But seeing Jackie in downtown Calgary over the years was cool enough.
My Best. Blake Patrick McCarthy.

Klaus and Julie and Family Hoeg

May 2, 2019


Sheila and Family
Thinking about you and the family at this time. So sorry for the loss of your Mother. Our heart and thoughts are with you.

Klaus and Julie Hoeg and family

Anita Gerwing

April 29, 2019

My heartfelt condolences to Dorothy's family and friends. The stars are shining brighter now! I've known Dorothy (Mrs. Mcinnis) my whole life as she was a great friend to my Mom, Rita. She always had a smile on her face and a sparkle in her eye. God Bless you Dorothy. Thank you for the JOY you brought to my family's life!

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