WILKINSON DorothyPosted: September 28th, 2012
Dorothy Wilkinson of Taber passed away in Lethbridge on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at the age of 75 years. Dorothy was born to Alexander Busse and Emma Schwartz on June 10, 1937 on their farm in Hallonquist District, Saskatchewan. She started her schooling at Wiva View, where she drove the horse and buggy to school by herself. She also attended Hallonquist School. She graduated from Swift Current Collegiate, where she had taken a commercial course in shorthand and typing. In Swift Current, her first job was as a teller at the TD Bank. She also worked in Swift Current as a secretary at Schlumberger. Dorothy was married to Dwight Wilkinson on November 3, 1962 after they had dated for about three years. They moved from Swift Current to Medicine Hat in 1967 and then to Taber in 1969. She spent some of her days as a housewife, caring for their children, who fondly remember her cooking. She did secretarial work for her husband’s law practice from 1969 until he retired in 1988. During her time in Taber, she also worked for Roy Hirch, Dodic Toone Maclean and for North & Company LLP from 1998 until she retired in January 2008. She enjoyed bowling, cooking, gardening and visiting with her neighbours. Dorothy was a dedicated member of the 67 Unit of the UCW at Knox United Church in Taber. Her family, friends and neighbours remember her witty sense of humour and her caring nature. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Dwight in 2005. She is survived by her 3 children; Heather Russell, Kerilee (Alex) Petrie, and Greg Wilkinson; brothers, Marvin (Norma) Busse, Dale (Yolanda) Busse, and Larry (Caroline) Busse. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 29 at 4:30 PM from Knox United Church in Taber. Reverend Sandra Riddell officiating. In memory of Dorothy, if friends desire, memorial tributes may be made to St. Michael’s Health Foundation, 1400 9 Avenue South, Lethbridge, Alberta, T1J 4V5. Arrangements in care of THOM’S FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE, DUCHESS. For more information please visit www.thomsfuneralhome.com or call (403) 501-1010.