January 4, 2022
It is with great sadness that the family of Dorothy Maguire (nee Harrison) announce her passing on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at the age of 95 years. Dorothy left this life with the gentle calmness she had always lived and with family by her side holding her tiny hands.
Dorothy was born in Lloydminster, Saskatchewan on September 22, 1926. She is survived by and lovingly remembered by daughters Grace Sayko, Trish (John) Masciola, Siobhan (Garth) Hiles and son Emmett (Cheryl) Maguire along with nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren.
She is predeceased by daughter Maureen Macleod and son-in-law Ted Sayko; sisters Audrey, Edith May, Gladys, and brother Eddie; and husband John (Jack) Maguire.
Dorothy was known by all who met her as a gentle, sweet, and loving person. Her impressive work ethic was clear throughout her life. She was an organized and meticulous homemaker, a respected salesperson with Sears for more than thirty years and later she devoted countless hours volunteering at her local parish, always available to make delicious squares and sandwiches for functions and funerals.
Dorothy was an avid gardener; her hydrangeas were epic, and she grew the best tomatoes! She was accomplished at many handicrafts, including her memorable quilts. Dorothy showed her love through her cooking. Her children and grandchildren could always count on her to make their favorites when they came to visit.
There was always a great meal with a special dessert (lemon flapper pie) if you were lucky enough to join her at her lovely home.
From Tabor, Fort Smith, Hay River, Grassy Lake, Edmonton, Gabriola Island, Nanaimo and finally Abbotsford, she made each house a home with her own special style.
She will be dearly missed and always treasured as a fine lady; a loving Mom, Grandma and GG (Great Grandma). The family will gather at a safer time to share memories of our Dorothy Maguire.
The family sends a grateful thank you to the South-1 team and management at the Mayfair for the incredible care and thoughtfulness that was consistently provided to our mother over the years, through the challenges of Covid as well as her last days. You are our heroes.
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