Alice Dorothy Triffo

September 17, 1938 - June 22, 2021
July 3, 2021 9 Condolences Print Obituary

With profound sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Dorothy at home on June 22, 2021, with her loving husband Ron and daughter Dyan at her side.

Dorothy was born on a farm near the small community of Wild Rose in Saskatchewan. She moved with her family at an early age to Manitoba and a farm just north of Neepawa became her home through her High School years.

After graduation from Neepawa High, Dorothy left for Winnipeg to start her work career. At the age of 20, she met her husband to be, Ron. They married two years later in 1961 and one day later, they were on their way to the University of Illinois. Ron’s career brought them back to Winnipeg in 1963, where daughter Karyn was born. In 1966, the family moved to Calgary, where daughter Dyan was born. Montreal in 1972 was next on the move list. In 1974, the family made one more, and final, move – a move to Edmonton.

Dorothy was very much a family person. She loved her husband and daughters dearly and adored her four grandchildren. She also enjoyed strong family bonds with aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews from both sides of the family.

In addition to raising a family, Dorothy found time to participate and give back to the community at large. She became an accomplished ceramic potter. And she always had time for community assistance, volunteering for many causes. Dorothy loved travel and was fortunate to experience the sights and culture of over 50 countries. After retirement she and Ron were blessed to be able to spend many winters enjoying their second home in Maui.

Dorothy was an easy person to befriend, and once a friend, you were in for a long-term relationship. Dorothy enjoyed friends from around the world and close to home– friends that she stayed in touch with for years. And, regardless of the situation, Dorothy could always be counted on to be there to share a laugh or lend support.

Above all, Dorothy carried on life with dignity, grace and just the right sense of humor. Her positive personality and ready smile were infectious. She was a truly compassionate person with as big a heart as you could find and supported many charitable causes.

Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Ambrose and Harriett Silverthorn, her sister Florence Hart and dearly loved daughter Karyn. She is survived by her beloved husband of almost 60 years, Ron Triffo, much loved daughter Dyan Triffo (Doug Boake), her four wonderful grandchildren, Connor and Griffin Berridge and Jackson and Cole Boake, and her sister Ada Hart Tkachuk.

The family would like to express appreciation for the very professional and compassionate care given Dorothy by the Cross Cancer and AHS Palliative Care personnel during her difficult medical condition battle.

In accordance with Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place with a Celebration of Life to occur at a date yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Alberta Cancer Foundation or a charity of your choice.

  1. Ron and family
    I am thinking of you at this very difficult time Dorothy was an amazing woman and a friend to all who met her She will be missed by all of us

    Maureen McDannold

  2. Ron: Please accept my heartfelt condolences to you and your family and our prayers on the passing of your wife, their mother and grandmother to your grand children.

    • Thanks Doug for the kind words – much appreciated.
      Ron

  3. To all the Triffo family, Derek and I send our heartfelt condolences on hearing of Dorothy’s passing. The flag was flying at half-staff at Mayfair announcing the very sad, and unexpected news .
    We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Dear Ron and Family.
    Our sincere condolences to you on the passing away of your dear wife, Dorothy. May memories give you peace and comfort in the days ahead.
    Sincerely,
    Sherwin & Georgina Cholak

  5. Ron & family:

    With sympathy and sadness we send our best wishes to you and family.. We are confident that Dorothy a treasure chest of beautiful memories of a life well-lived. May they bring you comfort during your grief.

    Kindest good wishes
    Les & Helen

  6. Ron
    It is with great sadness that I read the obituary for Dorothy.
    What a charming lady she was.
    My deepest condolences to you and your family.
    Dick Shuhany

  7. To the Triffo Family,

    We are so sorry for your loss, Dorothy was such an incredibly kind lady.
    You are now left with the priceless gift of a lifetime of wonderful memories, may those give you comfort during this difficult time.

    Sincerely,
    Dorothy & Shauna Scott

  8. Dear Ron and family I was so sorry to read that Dorothy had completed her life’s journey after such a long brave time with Cancer…she was always so kind and upbeat…a delight to sit and visit with..I know you will miss her very much…the wonderful memories of times shared will never be far away…thinking of you and sending very best wishes.
    Merle Marples.

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