Posted: May 12th, 2016

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DOROTHY IRENE SVENNES, (nee Ledoux) of Lethbridge, passed away at the Fairmont Extendicare, on Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 at the age of 93 years.

Dorothy was born in southern Saskatchewan. She married John Obert Svennes and together they raised three children; Peggy, Daniel and Sherry.

She worked for many years as a care giver at Edith Cavell Nursing Home and the Lethbridge Auxiliary Hospital. She prided herself for a job well done and was always there when someone needed help. Her most cherished things in life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was famous for her cooking and baking skills, especially her cinnamon buns and lefse. She was a member of the Vasa Lodge and Sons of Norway. Dorothy became an accomplished bowler as she won many trophies and gained many friends. Dorothy was a person of strong faith and was a devoted member of the Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd; she especially enjoyed the Ladies Group and Creative Fingers.

Dorothy is lovingly remembered by her children; Peggy (Ed) Zalesak, Sherry (Syd) Hall, and her grandchildren; Dawn (Craig) Trapp, Jaci Zalesak, Destiny (Tom) Svennes, Jennifer (Kenny) Merkel, Jolene, Sarah and Stephen Svennes and by her great-grandchildren; Colton, Isabelle, Demi, Ryan, Kyle, and Brooklyn.

She was predeceased by her husband John Svennes and her son Daniel (Adell).

The family would like to extend thanks to the staff of Garden View Lodge, Coaldale Hospital and recently Fairmont Extendicare for their care and compassion.

A Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at the LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE GOOD SHEPHERD, 2406 – 11 Avenue South, Lethbridge, AB., on Friday, May 13, 2016 at 3:00 P.M. with Pastor Tom Peterson officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations are asked to be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, P.O. Box 2211, Lethbridge, AB., T1J 4K7 or a charity of your choice.

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