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Born: Nov 30, 1936

Date of Passing: Jul 16, 2022

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November 30, 1936 - July 16, 2022

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Dorothy Elizabeth McFeetors (Ritzen) peacefully on July 16, 2022. Daughter, sister, auntie, wife, mother, Nana, and dear friend.
Born in Claresholm Alberta, Dorothy's ambition set her course to become an airline stewardess, getting notoriety in the Claresholm museum. Having to give up her career when she met the love of her life Melville James "Jim" McFeetors.
They raised three children: Kirsten (Ian), Michael, and David. Then welcoming four grandchildren: Hannah, Helena, Emmett, and Mia.
As well as a full-time mother, Dorothy worked in retail for Estée Lauder, later utilizing her bookkeeping skills for the North West Company construction division of which she retired from to enjoy her grandchildren and winter vacations with Jim.
Dorothy was a social light, enjoying her bridge group, playing badminton, as well as fundraising dinners and community events.
A sports fan, Dorothy enjoyed the Jets and Bomber (Stampeders) games as well as curling and always took time for the Olympics and academy awards.
After losing Jim in 2014 Dorothy Moved to Dakota house an assisted living facility where she quickly met new friends and embraced a new community, of which she embraced the rest of her life.
Dorothy is survived by her brother Alec (Jean) Ritzen, sister-in-law Mary, as well as brother-in-law Don (Bonnie) McFeetors, all of her children and grandchildren.
Her quick wit, and contagious laugh will be miss by all that knew her.
Taking comfort in her reunion with Jim, and all her loved ones awaiting her in the afterlife, wishing her a beautiful journey, and thankful for all the happiness she brought to our lives.
A memorial service will take place on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Coutu Funeral Home, located at 680 Archibald Street.

E.J. Coutu & Co. Funeral Directors

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 23, 2022

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • In Loving Memory of Dotty: In the realm of beautiful souls, Dotty stood as a beacon of light, radiating warmth and kindness to all fortunate enough to cross her path. She possessed a sweetness that was unparalleled, making her one of the most cherished individuals I have ever had the privilege of knowing. Dotty's life was a testament to the essence of being a true role model, exemplifying grace, compassion, and love in every aspect. Among the treasure trove of memories I hold dear, those spent at the tranquil lake hold a special place in my heart. Dotty's infectious laughter and happy memories will forever remembered, a testament to the love and beauty she brought to our lives. Dotty's absence will be deeply felt by all who had the privilege of knowing her. To those who were fortunate enough to experience Dotty's love and friendship, I extend my deepest condolences. May her legacy be a source of strength and comfort to those who mourn the loss of this wonderful human. I am forever grateful for the impact she made on my life. Rest in eternal peace, dear Dotty. - Posted by: Dr. Heidi Rimke (Family friend ) on: Jul 17, 2023

  • I would like to pass on my condolences to Aunt Dorothy's family. Even though we lived hundreds of miles apart, I enjoyed visiting with her whenever she came to visit family. Losing a family member, especially a mom, is always very difficult and I hope you can take solace that she is now with Jim. - Posted by: Lynn Ritzen (Aunt) on: Jul 24, 2022

  • So many fond memories, and I can conjure her voice in my mind any time, which is so nice. One memory that comes to mind is walking around downtown Calgary with Aunt Dorothy and my Mom, for who knows why. That's when I got my cowboy hat, which did me proud in my time in Texas. Still have that hat and the memories. Wishing comfort to her whole family. - Posted by: Bruce Ritzen (Nephew) on: Jul 23, 2022

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