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DOROTHY GRAHAM Dorothy Graham passed away on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 84 years. Dorothy was born on January 12, 1928 to Harlen and Laura (Lind) Graham. She was predeceased by both her parents, her brother Allen and niece Lori Smith. She is survived by her sister June Stone of Wasaga Beach, Ontario, nephews Ronald Smith and William Smith of Owen Sound and niece Kim Smith of Toronto. Dorothy worked at Eaton's Mail Order, Northern Shirt, Stall Sportswear, McCabe Grain and finally at the Canadian Wheat Board, retiring in 1991. Dorothy attended Laura Secord, Riverview and Lord Roberts Schools. In early childhood she took tap dancing, piano and gymnastics. In later years she enjoyed tennis, bowling, skiing, line dancing, aerobics, swimming, curling and played golf for over 45 years. Dorothy sang in the Gordon King United Church choir for over 55 years and various other choirs including an ad hoc choir that went to Holland in 1995 for VE Day celebrations. Dorothy travelled to Europe and met with many relatives in Sweden twice. She got to see all the historical sights of interest in England, France, Italy, Russia, Poland, Holland, Germany and Sweden and loved it all. Dorothy knit and crotched for four organizations and loved to go to the Casinos in the United States. A celebration of Dorothy's life will be held at North Kildonan United Church, 174 Pentland Street on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. A private family interment will take place. Should friends so desire, memorial donations may be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society, 45 Hurst Way, Winnipeg, MB R3T 0R3 or CancerCare Manitoba, 1160-675 McDermot Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3E 0V9.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on July 28, 2012
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