Violet June "Dolly" Callaway (1926 - 2017)

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CALLAWAY, Violet "Dolly" June
June 15, 1926 – January 30, 2017
Violet "Dolly" June Callaway passed away peacefully
at age 90 years at the Bethany Care Centre
– Cochrane AB with her family by her side.
Dolly was the youngest of seven children born to
Eliza Jane (Gamble) and William Fredrick Kent
of Daysland AB. After completing school, she
moved to Camrose and then to Calgary where
she met the love of her life, Gordon Callaway. They
were married on February 28, 1947 and settled
onto Gordon's family farm north of Cochrane where
they developed and ran a successful dairy and beef
herd until they retired and moved into Cochrane. Dolly
loved preparing beautiful meals for her family, gardening
and sharing her music. She and Gordon enjoyed traveling with their favorite
destinations being Osoyoos BC and Hawaii. Dolly was an active community
volunteer; as member of the community choir, supporting the Bearspaw 4H
Dairy Club, and as a life-long member of St. Andrews United Church. Dolly
welcomed all into her home with a smile. Many came as strangers and left as
life-long friends.
Dolly is survived by four children; Rochelle Callaway of Red Deer AB, David
Callaway (Giesele) of Creston BC, Elizabeth Callaway of Cochrane AB, and
William Callaway (Lorna) of Cochrane AB. She is also survived by twelve
grandchildren and ten great grandchildren who were her greatest joy. Dolly was
predeceased by her husband, Gordon, in 2012 and she was the last surviving
member of her immediate family. Dolly's family would like to thank Cochrane
EMS, the staff at the Foothills Emergency department, Dr. Fundytus, Tammy
Rogers NP and the Bethany Care Centre staff for their kindness, compassion
and exemplary care.
A memorial service was held at St. Andrews United Church, Cochrane AB
on Saturday, February 4, 2017. If friends so desire, memorial gifts may be
made in Dolly's name directly to St. Andrews United Church, 128
First St E., Cochrane AB, T4C 1Z3. Condolences may be sent to
Arrangements in care of Cochrane Country Funeral Home
Funeral Home
Cochrane Country Funeral Home
#6, 402 Railway Street West
Cochrane, AB T4C 2B6
(403) 932-1039
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Published in The Cochrane Eagle on Feb. 9, 2017