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McGarrigle, Dorothy

July 13, 1918 — January 18, 2012

Dorothy B. McGarrigle was born in Vancouver, BC July 13, 1918 and passed away in Kelowna on Jauary 18, 2012 at the age of 93. She was predeceased by her husband Michael in 1994, her parents Dr. James and May Jervis and sister Connie Winter of Langley, BC. Dorothy will be sadly missed by her daughter Monica of Victoria, BC, nephews Jim (Nancy) Winter, Jack (Kay) McGarrigle and Len (Verna) Amstutz, nieces Barbara Winter, Peggy (Clive) McLay, Maureen McGarrigle, Patricia Janischewski, cousins Gerry Likely and Margaret Leahy and all their families. Also by her ‘adopted’ daughters Gita Bruce and Jennifer Murn and their families, special friends Grace Ripley, Joyce Bradshaw, the Blais/Brule family of Fort St John and the MacLeod family of 100 Mile House. Dorothy was blessed by many wonderful friendships throughout her life, they brought her great joy. The family would like to extend their thanks to the caring people of Hawthorn Park where she enjoyed many wonderful years of active living, as well as Dr. Alan Hignell and the personnel of Kelowna General Hospital for their compassionate care. In lieu of flowers, please extend a kind word or helping hand to someone in her memory. If you would like to make a donation to a charity you may wish to know Dorothy was actively involved with the St. Vincent de Paul Society of St. Charles Garnier Parish. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 2:00 pm at St. Charles Garnier Parish, 3645 Benvoulin Road, Kelowna, BC.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

St. Charles Garnier Parish

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Service Information

Service Details

The service for McGarrigle, Dorothy is scheduled for Saturday, January 28, 2012 . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

St. Charles Garnier Parish

3645 Benvoulin Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Rick Brundrige says:

    Sorry for your loss,

    Rick and Anita

  • Sherylee Harper says:

    I am sorry for your loss, will miss your mother’s generous spirit and ginger shortbread cookies. God bless!

  • Maureen McGarrigle says:

    Dear Monica,
    Know that I hold you and your Mom in prayer and love. It is a lovely obituary and truly shows that she know what Christian fellowship is all about. Much love, Maureen McGarrigle

  • Margaret Gubbels says:

    We will fondly miss Dorothy. She was such a special person!

  • Reg Humphries says:

    Dear Monica
    Marleen and I send our deepest condolences on the passing of your Mother. We have worked so closely in the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul with her over the last eleven years so we know of her devotion and commitment to this cause. God rest her soul and may His healing hands touch your heart. Dorothy will be remembered this Sunday at the 9:00 am Mass in Our Lady of the Valley Church in Green Valley, Arizona,
    Love, Marleen and Reg

  • Cave Family says:

    I’ll really miss your mom Monica. Her kind gentle spirit made her lap a favorite visiting place for my girls! Marnie, Dave and I were very lucky to grow up with a bonus Gramma. Lots of love to you throughout this difficult time and always.
    Love Dana
    (and Nigel, Aly, Sarah & Nicola)

  • Cave Family says:

    Another picture to share.

    Love Dana

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  • Gordon Mulligan says:

    Dear Monica:
    This is a voice from your High School past wishing you condolences on the loss of your Mom. Fond memories. Best regards from North Vancouver. Gordon

  • Ross Nankervis says:

    Dorothy is remembered as a gentle, caring and thoughtful woman who led a rich life. The Nankervis’s in Australia are always thankful for having Dorothy, Mike and Monica in their family!
    With love from Ross, Jill, John, Brian, Sue, Claudia, Lola and Henry.

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