Dorothy Irvine

November 6, 2019 6 Condolences Print Obituary

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.

  1. A beautiful soul returned to the Father. ❤🙏
    Rest in peace Aunt Dorothy

  2. My deepest sympathies to you Earle, along with Glenn, Stephan and the extended families.


  3. Dear Earle and Family:
    We are sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved wife, mother and grandmother. If we can lend a listening ear or help in any way in the next days and months please let us be here for you. Dorothy was a beloved sister-in-law and will be missed. Love to all of you. Irma and Malcolm.

  4. Dearest Earle n Family.

    Our saddest n deepest Sympathy to each of you on the Passing of Dorthy

    We are close Friends of Malcom n Irma – n they kept us posted on her Fight with this dreadful Disease.

    May you hold her Memories close to your Heart n remember she will walk with you each n every day

    We must Somehow Someday destroy this Disease that has destroyed so many Families n Loved Ones.

    Pat n Don St.Louis
    Windsor Ontario

  5. To Earle, Glenn and Family and Stephen and Family. May peace come and may time heal.
    Our heartfelt sympathy.
    Jim and Sue Hunter and Don Hunter and Familylql

  6. Deepest sympathy to Earle, Glenn and Stephen on the loss of your wife and mother. She was a great neighbor and friend and will be missed.

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