Dorothy Irvine

Dorothy Irvine of Edmonton, AB passed away on Monday, November 4th, 2019 at the age of 78 after a year long valiant fight with cancer.

Born in 1941 in New Glasgow, NS, she was the youngest of eight children born to Samuel and Carrie Cummings.  She was very athletic, excelled at bowling and in later life loved to walk (very quickly) every day.  An excellent organizer and a wonderful cook, she took great care of her home and family.  She was a faithful Christian, kind to everyone and always had a ready smile.

She was graduate of Nova Scotia Teachers College and taught school, where most of the grade 8 kids were bigger than her. In 1971, she and her husband Earle relocated to Edmonton where she was employed with Sears Canada for almost 25 years.

She is survived by her husband, Earle, son, Glenn (Brenda) of Dauphin, MB and their children, Jocelyn, Leanna and Emily; son, Stephen (Joan) of Halifax, NS and their children, Sean, Julia and Luke.  She is also survived by one brother, Allister and his wife Barbara of Fredericton, NB, sisters-in-law, Bernetta Cummings of Stellarton, NS and Marion Cummings, of New Glasgow, NS as well as eight nieces and one nephew.

Celebration of Life

Cremation has taken place.  As per Dorothy’s wishes, a Celebration of Life will be held by her family in Nova Scotia at a later date.

Memorial Donations

Canadian Cancer Society or charity of your choice.