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Born: Nov 08, 1926

Date of Passing: Mar 11, 2021

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November 8, 1926 - March 11, 2021

Dorothy Arlene Cook, 94 years of age, passed away on March 11, 2021, at the Victoria General Hospital in Winnipeg where she had been a patient for the last four months.
Dorothy was born in Beausejour, Manitoba to Andy and Alvina Smith, the eldest of four children. Being a true Manitoba daughter, she lived in Virden, Brandon and Winnipeg, She enjoyed going on bus trips to see more of her province with her many friends. With family, she travelled to other parts of Canada to visit family and friends, and to Mexico for relaxation. Being an avid shopper, she loved bargain hunting on her many trips to the USA.
Dorothy was social, considerate, generous, respectful and helpful. She provided taxi service to many of her friends when she was able. Daily, she shared her newspaper with her neighbours. She was a true friend, advisor, and counsellor, but tough with fire inspectors. Carlton cars was kept in business since she had a 'special' card for everyone for whatever the occasion.
In her later years, Dorothy experienced the joys of shopping, dining, sight-seeing, attending the annual Teddy Bear's Picnic, ballet in the park, Christmas and Easter parties on the base, and playing hop scotch, hide-and-seek and various other kids' games with her great-granddaughters. At the age of 92 she was the oldest person to walk and to complete the annual military three kilometer walk/run at the Royal Canadian Air Force base. She received a medal for her effort.
Original royal doultons and hummels were some of Dorothy's favourite collectables. Her love of plants, geraniums and petunias kept her gardening skills honed and her flower pots very colourful. She enjoyed reading and kept current with local, national and international news. The Winnipeg Jets and the Blue Bombers had a cheering fan. She was proud of her community and took responsibility for its appearance. When going for walks, she always had a plastic bag to pick up unsightly items.
Dorothy will be remembered and greatly missed by her son Barry Rainey (Phyllis) of Edmonton, AB; stepdaughters, Trudy (Murray) of Oak Lake, MB; Del of Virden, MB; three grandchildren, Denine (Troy) of Edmonton, AB; Dori (Olivier) of Gatineau, QB; Dustin (Jenny) of Whitehorse, YK; two step-grandchildren, Melanie of Moosomin, SK, Steven (Cheryl) of Eden, MB; six great-grandchildren, Adanna, Ainsley, Amelia, Isaac, Sircha, and Elsa; six step-great-grandchildren, Rylee, Kaitlyn, Aiden, Alex, Cole, and Cora; and sister Margaret (Laurie) of Winnipeg, MB.
She was predeceased by her parents, Andy and Alvina; two brothers, Ralph and Ken; and husband Ken Cook.
We would sincerely like to thank all the medical staff at the Victoria General Hospital for the care and support they gave to our loved one.
To continue her legacy of being generous, donations may be made to the Virden Cemetery, Virden, MB.
Due to Covid 19 restrictions, a private family gathering will be held at a later date.

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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 16, 2021

Condolences & Memories (1 entries)

  • Sorry for the loss. I would like to thank her for being a friend also the wonderful interesting conversations we had when we got together for and deliver Avon. Heide Young - Posted by: HEIDE YOUNG (friend) on: Mar 21, 2021

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