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Date of Passing: Mar 16, 2016

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DOROTHY MARION FARIS Dorothy Marion Faris (Gram), our Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Friend, Neighbour, and revered Volunteer, went to sleep peacefully on March 16, 2016. She leaves many behind to rejoice that she has finally found her rest and to celebrate a memorable and meaningful life. Among them: sons Bob, Scott Faris (Trish), grandchildren Rob, Katya, Curran (Bree-Ann) Faris, Brenna (Steve) Mutch, Evan Faris and great-granddaughters Aida and Ella Faris. She will be remembered by Nephew Brian (Bev) Armstrong and family, and the families of nieces Shirley Gardner, Sandy Chiupka, Marilyn (John) Wade, Carol (Gerry) Irving, as well as Carol Townsley, and the families of Susan (Steve) Laycock and Ron (Glenna) Armstrong. She will also be sadly missed by her many dear friends and neighbours. We wish to especially thank Joan Rettie and Barb Whitla, who constantly and devotedly visited her in hospital over these past months. Dorothy was the youngest of eleven children of William and Carlotta Armstrong. She lived in the house, built by her father, for all but six of her ninety-seven years. Many tragedies occurred in her life, but they did not quench her indomitable spirit. She became a passionate Volunteer at Children's Hospital and during over 60 years of service she accomplished great deeds. She was a founding member of the Children's Hospital Book Market and the Peter Pan Club. She received the 1986 Teddy Award for outstanding volunteer contribution. She chaired or sat on many committees at Children's Hospital including the Book Market, Guild Council, Guild Liaison, Research Council, and Board of Directors. Dorothy was the recipient of the City of Winnipeg Community Service Award, and the Lottie J. Armstrong Unsung Hero Award, named in honour of her beloved sister. In 1999 her accomplishments were recognized nation-wide as she was presented with The Governor General's Caring Canadian Award. "Gram" was a loving, compassionate, and tough woman, with a terrific sense of humour and positive attitude to life. She cherished all the recognition she received, but to her, family meant everything. She gave unstintingly of herself and leaves a great hole in our lives. Dorothy did not want a funeral service. There will be a quiet family memorial service which will certainly include the parade she wanted. In lieu of flowers, those who wish may make a donation to the Children's Hospital Foundation. We love you, a bushel and a peck Salle รก mange... THOMSON "IN THE PARK" 204-925-1120 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 26, 2016

Condolences & Memories (6 entries)

  • Thank you all from Mom's family for the beautiful tributes to her you posted, as well as the wonderful memories that you have awakened. We were truly blessed to have had her in our lives. Mom and I never forgot our extended family and next-door neighbours The Hilders. Thanks for your kind thoughts. Scott and I are so proud that so many of our friends thought of "485" as a second home. Be well, everyone. - Posted by: Bob McClintock (Son) on: Mar 30, 2016

  • My deepest Sympathy to Bob, Scott and all the Family, I also had the great pleasure of knowing Mrs. Faris as a customer in our store since I was 18 years old. Over the many years of knowing her she became a friend to me and my family, she was always genuinely interested in our well being . I always enjoyed her telling me about the volunteer work she had done over the years and how her grandchildren were growing. She would always call ahead and see if I was in before she came, and I looked forward to the visit because I knew she would put a big smile on my face for the rest of the day, I will miss our visits. Rest in Peace Mrs. Faris - Posted by: Joe Nemeth Jr. (Friend) on: Mar 28, 2016

  • Mum Mum was a very special part of my life. I can see my mother and her having a good time right now. I will miss her more than anyone will know. All my prayers to the family. - Posted by: Jim Hilder (pseudo son) on: Mar 27, 2016

  • I had the pleasure and honour of working with Dorothy on several fund raising projects in my capacity as Head of Surgery at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital in the 70's and 80's. Dorothy was tireless in her efforts for the children and she served as a role model and friend to most of the medical staff especially during the construction and inauguration of the new Children's hospital. We will all miss her but she has set the bar high and we will all strive to achieve her goals of excellence of care for the children of Manitoba. - Posted by: Dr. Merv Letts (Friend and colleague) on: Mar 26, 2016

  • For the past week thoughts of you have come to me. A lot of my life experiences began in your backyard on the rink. How special you were to our family you taught everyone what it is to be a good neighbor,and a friend. It is a honour to have known you. Rest well you have lived a valued and purposeful life - Posted by: Bruce Hilder (neighbour (beach ave)) on: Mar 26, 2016

  • One great lady has left us, but so many fantastic memories. I was privileged to have been able to spend many hours in the house on Heatherington with Scott and his Mom.....she always made us welcome and she always made us laugh. - Posted by: Bob MacDonald (School friend of Scott) on: Mar 26, 2016

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