COATHAM, Dorothy

Posted: October 21st, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Dorothy May Coatham (Petersen) on October 16th, 2023 at the age of 65 years.

Dorothy will be remembered as the devoted Wife of Ted Coatham and loving Mother of Mackenzie (Harland) Brandon of Edmonton. She was predeceased by her parents: Jack and Edna Petersen; in-laws: Bob and Janet Coatham; brother Ed Petersen, sister Lorna Finkbeiner (Petersen) and her baby infant daughter. Dorothy will be remembered fondly by her three brothers and their wives, her two sisters-in-law and their husbands, her many nieces and nephews, numerous cousins, and countless friends.

Dorothy was born on May 9th, 1958 in Coronation, Alberta. In 1976, she moved to Edmonton, Alberta to attend the University of Alberta and NAIT. While in Edmonton she met Ted, who she married on May 5, 1979. Dorothy went on to live in several other Alberta communities including Camrose, Cardston, and finally Lethbridge. Her hard work and attentiveness will be missed by the many who utilized her bookkeeping services over the last 30 years. She will be remembered fondly by many for her love of all sports as both an avid participant and fan. Dorothy’s interests in relation to genealogy, history, literature, gardening, and fashion, in addition to her prowess at all types of crafting, will be missed immensely by those closest to her.

Thank you to all the staff at the St. Michael’s Health Centre for their care. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made in Dorothy’s name to the St. Michael’s Health Centre. At a time in the future, a gathering to honor Dorothy’s life is planned in order to honor the wonderful person that she was.

3 Condolences for “COATHAM, Dorothy”

  1. Cindy (Dahl) & Alan Doyle says:

    Looking back on our earlier years, there are so many wonderful and crazy memories with Dorothy and her family! Sending huge hugs, much love & many prayers to all of you! “Those whom we love & lose are no longer where they were before. They are now…..wherever we are.”

  2. Penny Stephenson says:

    Dear Ted. I’m so very sorry to hear the sad news of Dorothy’s sudden passing. In time the wonderful memories shared with Dorothy will help lessen the pain. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

  3. Melinda Stephenson says:

    Hi Ted and family. So sorry hear about Dorothy. My heart is with you.

    Lots of Love.

    Melinda Stephenson.

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