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DOROTHY MILDRED TARR (ILSLEY)
Date of Passing: Sep 05, 2004Send Flowers to the Family Offer Condolences or Memory
DOROTHY MILDRED TARR (nee ILSLEY) Peacefully on September 5, 2004, Dorothy Mildred Tarr passed away at Riverview Health Centre at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her husband Alan E. Tarr in 1995. Dorothy is survived by her three daughters, Margaret (Alfred) Wikjord of Pinawa, MB, Kathryn (Wayne) Barnes of Burlington, ON, and Barbara (Dale) Kendel of Winnipeg; and six grandchildren, Karla Wikjord, Susan Wikjord (Andrew Simpson), Jennifer Barnes, Jamie Barnes, Laura Kendel and David Kendel. She is also survived by her sister Betty Woodman of Wolfville, NS and several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was born in Somerset, NS, grew up in Wolfville, and graduated from Acadia University in 1939 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. She worked at the Wartime Prices and Trade Board in Ottawa during the War and there she met and married her husband Alan in 1944. They moved to Winnipeg in 1945 and resided in Fort Garry for over 50 years. Over the years, Dorothy was actively involved in many community activities. She served on the boards of the Victorian Order of Nurses, the Winnipeg Day Nursery Centre, and the Lake of the Woods District Property Owners Association. She also advocated for consumer issues with the Canadian Association of Consumers, Fort Garry Branch. Other interests included curling, gardening, golfing, her investment club, and politics (Fort Garry Liberal Association and the Liberal Party of Manitoba). After Alans retirement in 1979, they spent the winters in Florida and summers at the lake. One of her greatest joys was the familys cottage at Clearwater Bay. She would spend many hours of enjoyment building, painting, and puttering about the property. Fishing at the lake was Dorothys passion - she had her secret fishing holes and favourite fishing (or fishy) tales! The family wishes to thank the staff at the Riverview Health Centre for their care and support during the last year and a half, and Helene, Dorothys helper/companion for her TLC the last two and one half months. A service to celebrate Dorothys life will be held at Thomson "In the Park" Funeral Chapel, 1291 McGillivray Blvd. on Thursday, September 9 at 3:00 p.m. Flowers gratefully declined. If friends so desire, contributions may be made in Dorothys memory to The Winnipeg Foundation (Dorothy M. Tarr Fund) 1350-1 Lombard Ave., Winnipeg, R3B 0X3. THOMSON "IN THE PARK" FUNERAL HOME 1291 McGillivray Blvd. 925-1120
As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 08, 2004
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