Posted: May 30th, 2016

1918 – 2016

Dora Ruth Kinzell (nee Buckley), beloved wife of the late Bud Kinzell, passed away in Taber on Thursday, May 26, 2016 at the age of 97 years.

Relatives and friends are invited to meet with the family at Southland Funeral Chapel, 5006 – 48 Avenue, Taber on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 between 7:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. and also at the church prior to the funeral service on Thursday, June 2, 2016 between 1:00 P.M. and 1:40 P.M.

The Funeral Service will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Taber Stake Centre, 4709 – 50 Avenue, Taber on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. Condolences may be forwarded by visiting our website at

Dora is survived by her nephew Lynden (Rhonda) Buckley; Twila’s two children, Dora Buckley (her son Califf) and Tristan Hinves; close family friend Ed Odland and family and by numerous other family and friends.

Dora was predeceased by her parents Markus and Emily Buckley, her husband Clifford (Bud) Kinzell, brother Frank Buckley, sister-in-law Francis Buckley (nee Bennett) and niece Twila Dawn Buckley.

Dora was born in Taber on December 10, 1918 to Marcus Frank and Emily Annie Buckley (nee Perry). She grew up on her grandparents ranch with her brother Frank. They attended school in Vauxhall. At the age of twenty one, Dora and her good friend Francis Bennett enrolled in the army. Dora met her future husband Clifford “Bud” Kinzell while on days off in Calgary. They were married July 1947. After they were married, Dora enrolled in a nursing aid program and upon completion worked in Drumheller, Medicine Hat and Taber. Dora and Bud took in and raised their nephew Lyle Buckley and in later years raised Lyle’s children Twila and Lynden Buckley. They continued farming until Bud’s passing on September 19, 2001. At age ninety, Dora moved to Taber, residing at the Clearview Lodge where she enjoyed the company of the residents and also friends visiting in addition to the recreational activities offered by the lodge. Dora will be remembered for her stories of ranch life and later farm life and had a compassion not only for people, but also animals, especially cats. She enjoyed fishing and loved painting, which is reflected on the walls of her room.

If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dora’s name may be made directly to the Lethbridge & District Humane Society, 2920 – 16 Avenue North, Lethbridge, Alberta T1H 5E9 ( or to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 204, 2323 – 32 Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 6Z3 (

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