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DOROTHY SARAH GARRETT (published on July 25, 2009)



DOROTHY SARAH GARRETT (nee SHEANE) After a brief battle with cancer, Dorothy (Dot) passed at the age of 87 on July 23, 2009 at the Grace Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by her devoted daughter Diane Carter, grandson Jeremy and little dog Daisy, son David Garrett (Gail) of Irricana, Alberta, and grandchildren Keith (Shannon) and Karyn as well as great-grandchildren Shantel, Topanga and Myra. Dorothy is survived by sister-in-law Madeline Garrett and her nieces Doreen Pattie and Audrey Simpson as well as their respective families. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Leslie (Les) in 2002 and her special son-in-law George Carter in 2000. Born August 31, 1921, Dorothy was raised in Winnipeg by parents James and Florence Sheane. Her six siblings (Bert, Harold, Elmer, Ella, Cecil and Fred) were much older. She attended Mulvey School and was recognized for her beautiful penmanship. Dorothy graduated from Gordon Bell High School in 1940 and still socialized with her high school friends. Dot married Les Garrett June 14, 1946. She was proud of her accomplishments as an Avon representative for over 43 years. She looked forward to her weekly 5 pin-bowling league for years. Dorothy was a member of Silver Heights United Church and participated in the Senior Centre at Deer Lodge. Dorothy was an avid photographer and could always be seen carrying her camera. How she loved to dance, watch figure skating, golf and Bomber games on TV. Dorothy collected countless items especially souvenir pins and buttons! She gave away many knitted afghans to friends and family members. Dorothy thought of her cottage at Victoria Beach as a haven. She spent most of her summers there. Dorothy loved to travel and fulfilled a lifelong dream last year when she went to Ireland with her daughter to trace her family roots. She had the pleasure of attending Spruce Meadows with her son to see her beloved horses. Dorothy had the thrill of a lifetime when she swam with dolphins on her Panama cruise. She often reminisced about the Beaverbrook Street gang, the Come Doubles Club and the Purchettes. In later years, Dorothy treasured her friends and neighbours on Palliser Avenue. She loved to feed the birds daily and watch them at the feeders. The family would like to thank Dr. Pat Harris and the caring staff on the 5th floor at Grace Hospital. A service celebrating Dorothy's life will be held at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2009 with Rev. Bev Ward officiating. Reception to follow. At her request, any gifts or donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society to honour Dorothy's passion for animals in need. (5 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3) CHAPEL LAWN 885-9715


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