Dorothy Elizabeth Emma Humphreys

July 17, 2017 18 Condolences Print Obituary

Dorothy Elizabeth Emma Humphreys of Edmonton, AB, formerly of North Vancouver, BC and Moose Jaw Saskatchewan, died peacefully on July 8, 2017 at The Grey Nuns Hospital in Edmonton. Born on May 28, 1942 in Regina Saskatchewan, she is predeceased by her parents, Arthur Hercules and Harriet Emma Slade, and her beloved nephew David Robert Arthur Slade.

Dorothy, also known as "Dot" by friends and family, was married in 1965 to Vernon Lorne Humphreys. She was passionate and dedicated to her career as a lab technician. In 1978, after being diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, she gave up her career to focus on raising her four children. Strong, courageous, and fiercely loyal, Dorothy inspired everyone around her.

She is survived by her beloved husband and partner in life, Vernon Lorne Humphreys of Edmonton, AB; her devoted children Lorna Bauer (Rick) of North Vancouver, Brenda Leachman (Greg) of Parksville, Kirk Humphreys (Nicola) of Edmonton, Susan St. Martin (Blair) of Edmonton; her loving grandchildren Caitlin and Brianna Leachman, Ella, Hunter and Jaden St. Martin, Megan and Brady Humphreys, and Naomi Bauer; her sister Elsie Eade (Gordon) and her brother Robert Slade (Anne) and her many nieces and nephews.

Celebration of Life will take place on August 12, 2017 at 1 pm, at McKernan Baptist Church in Edmonton Alberta located at 11103 76 Ave, N.W.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Cassie and Friends or Spirit of Adoption Alberta.

www.cassieandfriends.ca (Juvenile Arthritis and Other Rheumatic Disease) www.spiritofadoptionalberta.com

  1. Lorne and Family; We were so very sorry to learn of Dorothy’s passing. I have many fond memories of growing up and visiting with the Slade family. We hope that the many happy memories you have will sustain you during these difficult days. Dorothy certainly fought the brave fight with her illness. We admired her spirit and tenacity. We send you our loving thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Darla and Lloyd

  2. Hello and sorry to hear about “Dot” I was sent the sad information by Arlene (Curry) and a few others. It has been a long time since we have heard from the folks of our youth and it is too bad it has to be on sad occasions. We have been in Regina for 42 years now but go back to Moose Jaw frequently. Again sorry to hear about “Dot” Pat (Spriggs) and Slaw Sowiak

  3. We have so many fond memories of Dot. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Sending our love,
    Chad, Sarah, Stacy, & Babe

  4. Lorne I am so sorry to hear that Dot has passed away, my thoughts and prayers go out to you and all your family.

  5. sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing-I will always remember her at the rinks in Saskatchewan (with her knitting and great conversations)-she will be remembered fondly by me. Barb Prystai

  6. Lorne, I was very sorry to hear about Dorothy. My condolences to you and your family. I have many,many good memories of those early days at U of S and Moose Jaw.

  7. I was so sorry to learn of this- Dorothy has been a “Pilates friend” of mine for many years. I will miss seeing her and hearing her stories- so sorry for your family’s loss.

  8. So sorry to hear about your precious mother my love and thoughts are with you Susan and family. Dorothy was a beautiful lady and a pleasure to know❤️?.

  9. This woman was so loved by our family. My girls know her as Nana Dot and cherish the blankets she made them when they were born. We have all enjoyed each visit we had with Nana Dot. She will be greatly missed… I am so thankful she was a woman of faith and is in her heavenly home healthy and new! Love to all of you family members who lost a great team member. In our prayers…

  10. Lorne and family,

    I was saddened to hear of Dorothy’s passing. She fought her illness with determination and dignity.

    Take care and remember all the good times that you had together.

    • Dear Lorne, I have had many thoughts of Dorothy since Brenda let me know. Dorothy was so good to me in the early seventies in Moose Jaw when the girls were little Over the years I have admired her work ethic, kindness, humour and bravery. Thanks so much for visits when you came down to Calgary. Her spirit will live on. Take care. Barb

  11. Lorne, we are so sorry to hear about your loss. Sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  12. Dorothy was a true friend and an inspiration. I will miss her laughter and our many talks. She was an amazing person in so many ways. My thoughts are with you Lorne and your loving family. Dorothy was so proud of all of you.

  13. i would just like to say how many timesi thought of you girls and your mum what a determined and dedicated woman she was the perpetual taxi always running you someshere what woderful memories you all must have she certainly set you on the road to ba wonderful life and work ethic will always remember her thinking of you this weekend

  14. Dear Lorne and Family
    Speaking with John Aru yesterday. He and Cathy had attended the celebration of life for our dear Dorothy. I understand she had a wonderful memorial service. We will all miss her very much. A great person and a joy to be with. (We ) Dianne and Ed always enjoyed our visits with Lorne and Dorothy whenever we were in Edmonton. Look forward to visiting with You Lorne on our next visit to Edmonton. Our condolences to you and your great family. We feel very fortunate to have had Dorothy’s aunt Dorothy (Oshawa ON) talk with neice Dorothy just prior to her passing. Mom was happy to have had that chat with her neice. Did not realize it would be the last opportunity for our “chats”. All our very best Ed

  15. Dear Lorne and Family
    Speaking with John Aru yesterday. He and Cathy had attended the celebration of life for our dear Dorothy. I understand she had a wonderful memorial service. We will all miss her very much. A great person and a joy to be with. (We ) Dianne and Ed always enjoyed our visits with Lorne and Dorothy whenever we were in Edmonton. Look forward to visiting with You Lorne on our next visit to Edmonton. Our condolences to you and your great family. We feel very fortunate to have had Dorothy’s aunt Dorothy (Oshawa ON) talk with neice Dorothy just prior to her passing. Mom was happy to have had that chat with her neice. Did not realize it would be the last opportunity for our “chats”. All our very best Ed , Dianne and Dorothy (Hopps) nee Bathe

  16. Have sent a donation to Cassie and Friends in honour of Dorothy Elizabeth Emma Humphreys

  17. Lorne and Family
    Elsie, Gord, Robert, Anne and Families
    As we move closer to the setting sun.However sad it is, to hear of a friends passing,
    i will look back and reflect on all the happy memories of Dorothy in Moose Jaw ,her ever positive determination to excel in all Dorothy set out to do, school, sports, and family.
    you and your family are in our prayers
    Duncan Cameron and Family

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