Dorothy Spetz

Dorothy Phyllis Spetz

1938 - 2010

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1938 - 2010

Dorothy Phyllis Spetz, born December 1, 1938 at Riverhurst, Saskatchewan passed away comfortably at home on Saturday, February 27, 2010 following a courageous battle with colon cancer.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Jack and Myrtle Gibson, and infant brother, as well as her adoring canine companion Ringo.

She is survived by her loving daughters: Brenda Spetz of British Columbia and Marie Spetz of Cranbrook; son Grant Spetz of Calgary, Alberta and her one grandson Cameron Lister of Cranbrook. Also surviving her are her sisters Helen Houston (Erich Mintzler) of Cranbrook and Diane (Denis) Madson of Victoria; her nephews Duane Houston of Invermere, Heath (Michelle) Houston of Buck Creek, Alberta and Derek Madson of Campbell River, British Columbia and grand nephew Jordan Houston of Buck Creek, Alberta and numerous relatives and friends.

Comforting and assisting Phyllis through her long struggle was her long time friend Marjorie Wood of Innisfail, Alberta.

Phyl's love and passion of photography and scrapbooking are well known and enjoyed by many. Her diligence in genealogy resulted in the eventual discovery of her mother's many "lost relatives". Phyllis spent the last few years traveling on many bus tours to England, Scotland, New York City, Scandinavia. In her earlier years she travelled to Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. When she was not travelling, she spent her summers in Riverhurst, Saskatchewan in her "Glorified Tent"!

Please drop by to join us in a celebration of Phyllis' life on Saturday, March 6, 2010 between 1:00 and 5:00 pm at 805A - 24th Avenue North in Cranbrook. A memorial service and Interment will be held at a later date in July 2010 in Riverhurst, Saskatchewan. Anyone wishing to make a donation in honour of Phyllis' memory may do so to the SPCA or a charity of your choice.


Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Service.

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1938 - 2010

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