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Dorothy Jean Conklin

December 30, 1946 ~ November 30, 2019 (age 72)

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Dorothy Jean

December 30, 1946 ~ November 30, 2019


Dorothy Passed away peacefully in Claresholm at the Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre on Saturday, November 30, 2019.

Dorothy was born December 30, 1946 in Lethbridge, Alberta.  She lived in Shawnessy, Alberta until the age of 11, moving to East Coulee, Alberta.  She attended school there until it closed then continued high school in Drumheller also taking the cosmetology program where she learned hair dressing.  After graduating Dorothy worked at the Drumheller Hospital as a nurse’s aide then at the age of 19 she moved to Red Deer where she worked at the Mitchner Centre.  In 1967 she married Dennis and they moved to Coronation and had there first son Scott in 1970.  They moved to East Coulee then onto Carbon where their second son Robert was born in Drumheller in 1974.  They also lived a short time in Red Deer before moving to Australia where both her boys continue to live near their dad. 

Dorothy struggled with mental illness and moved back to Alberta in 1981.  She enjoyed hairdressing, sewing, pottery, making crafts, cooking and playing cards.  Dorothy had a great sense of humour always had a smile and loved to make everyone around her laugh.  She was proud of her boys, they were a shining light in her life.

Dorothy fought a long hard battle and will be greatly missed.

Dorothy is survived by sons; Scott (Kari), Robert (Alyson).  She is Grandmother to Talon (Rihanna) and Ethan.  A Great-Grandmother to Talon and Rihanna's twins, Oliver and Imogen, and their daughter Phoebe.

She is also survived by her siblings and their families; Stuart (June), Rachel (Doug), Melissa (Jarret),

Arlene, Lisa (Adam), Amber (Jason), Jack (Alicia), Justin, Jeremy, Jerrid,  Brenda, Ryan, (Annika), Diane, Stacey (Brian), Kevin, Candice (Jeff), Janice (Steven) Andrew, Megan (Josh), Trent (Amy), and numerous great nieces and nephews.


Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Gladys and James Peebles, one brother Jim, and one nephew Steven.

We would like to thank the nurses and staff at the Claresholm Centre and the Willow Creek Centre for all their constant, gentle, professional care over the years, it will never be forgotten.

A private family Memorial Service will be held.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made directly to Claresholm Centre for Mental Health or Willow Creek Continuing Care Centre.

Courtney-Winter’s Funeral Homes are in care of the arrangements.


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