Dorothy May Clearwater
May 8, 1915 ~ March 23, 2010
We are deeply saddened to announce the passing of our beloved mother and grandmother Dorothy Clearwater.
Dorothy was predeceased by her husband Clark in 1997 and by her only brother Gordon in 1985.
She is survived by her only son Warren (Cecile) and two grandchildren, Karen Tuck and husband Darryl, and Jeffrey (Jo-Anne), as well as many nieces and nephews.
She was born on her parents (Rueben and Muriel Jones) farm in Ashern, MB. They moved to Miami, MB when she was very young. She was raised there with her younger brother Gordon.
Dorothy married Clark in September of 1939 and lived in Miami until 1948, moving to Winnipeg where Warren was born. While in Winnipeg she worked for Zellars, National Drugs, and Dominion Stores for over twenty years. In 1973 they retired to Carman, MB. While there, Dorothy entered a rocking chair competition at the Harness Racing Festival. She was proudly crowned the “Canadian Rocking Chair Champion” after fifty-nine hours and forty minutes of continual rocking.
In 1979 Dorothy and Clark moved back to her childhood home of Miami. She continued to enjoy her many hobbies of painting, quilting, gardening, sewing, and dancing every week. Her cakes, pies and cinnamon buns were famous throughout the area. Shortly after Clark passed away in 1997, she moved to the Collingwood Manor where she continued her hobbies with her many good friends.
Dorothy loved her family. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Nothing was ever too difficult especially when it came to her grandchildren. She was happiest when she was baking for them or having them over for a visit. She didn’t mind getting up at dawn to make lunch for her “boys” to go hunting.
Mom was always proud of her Irish ancestry. Her great grandfather homesteaded just south of Miami in 1875. She was a bundle of energy, volunteering for many years at the Miami Fiddle Festival. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Legion, and the United Church.
Although we are very grateful for her long and healthy life, she will indeed be sadly missed by her family and many dear friends.
A special thanks to the staff in the Carman Memorial Hospital for their kindness in her final days.
In keeping with mom’s wishes there will be a private family interment at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dorothy’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.