It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Dolores Gardiner on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at the age of 85.
Dolores will be dearly missed by her children Deb (Bob), Laurie (Denis), Rick (Val), Marilyn (Chris) and David (Cathy); 11 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mom was known for her outstanding sense of humour. She had the ability to change a rainy day into a sunny mood with her giggle and optimism. She showed us through her example to be nonjudgmental, to be patient and kind. Mom never lost the innocence of a child as she never let tragic world events cloud her ability to enjoy this beautiful world. She had the ability to see the beauty and wonder in the tiniest hummingbird to the glory of a sunset. Mom knew how to appreciate what really mattered in life.
She was never too busy to give of herself to her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was determined to keep going after Dad, James Gardiner, the love of her life of 65 years, passed on April 6, 2018. However, her declining health made this impossible and she got very tired. She did put up a great fight. She will now join Dad in Heaven as she always liked the song “Sweethearts in Heaven”. She would play this song on her computer and cry as she mourned her beloved husband of 65 years.
Dolores loved her time going to the cabin at Dorothy lake as did Dad and the family. She’d walk around the yard looking at her flowers, taking in the sunsets and sunrises with a glorious smile on her face as if she was in Disneyland.
Thank you to the staff at Pinawa Hospital and Whitemouth Personal Care Home for mom’s awesome care.
Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.
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