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DOROTHY JONES (published on January 12, 2011)

DOROTHY JONES (nee GERRITSEN) Peacefully, with her family at her side, Mom passed away on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at the age of 89. Mom was predeceased by her loving husband Hiram and son Jimmy. Left to cherish her memories are her children Ken (Marian), John (Barbara), Ron, Dorothy (Darrell), Jerry, Doug (Debbie) and Tim (Lucy); 19 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren, a great-great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews. Mom was born on June 8, 1921 in Apeldoorn, Netherlands. She met the love of her life during the war, married and came back to Canada with him in June 1946. Mom and Pop started raising their family on the farm in Rosewood, Manitoba. In 1958 they moved into the city where Mom started working as a nurses aide in several nursing homes and for Home Care. They built their retirement home in the Lac du Bonnet area, where they spent most of their retirement years with family and friends playing crib and enjoying activities at the Legion. Due to health reasons, in 2003 they moved back to Winnipeg to be closer to their family. The family would like to specially thank Home Care workers Evelyn and Susan (from Lac du Bonnet) and Helena and Celina (from Winnipeg) for providing Mom with many years of friendship and needed care. If friends so desire, a donation may be made in Mom's memory to the Middlechurch Adult Day Program where she spent many enjoyable years with new found friends. A service celebrating Mom's life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, 4477 Main Street with Father Michael Wolbaum officiating. A private interment will be held at a later date.

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