BIRD, Dorothy Ann "Dot" (nee Calow) - 1933 - 2014 In her 81st year after a lengthy illness; beloved wife of Lorne Bird; selfless mother of Lorri (Richard), Greg (Connie), Arlene (Jim), Jenny (Kevin), Jeff (Louise) and Larry (Susan); devoted Nanny to Brandon (Candace), Sarah (Adam), Brittni, Caitie, Alex, Maddie, Victoria, Callum, Ryan, Brooke and Sienna. Dear sister of Berniece and Irene; predeceased by siblings Marie, Margaret and Tom. Dear sister- in-law of Barbara Bird and predeceased by brother-in-law Bob Bird. Special aunt to numerous nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a skilled and avid bowler; she was a natural athlete who graced tennis courts and golf courses with her competitive fire. Dorothy lavished attention on her grandchildren and their pets. She will be fondly remembered for her laughter, neighbourly compassion, enjoyment of family celebrations, late night reading sessions and her amazing butter tarts, lemon meringue pies and oatmeal cookies. Dorothy was an enthusiastic employee of Eaton's for over 15 years and starred on the lanes of Rouge Hill Bowl with "The Tuesday Ladies". She maintained close ties with "The Girls in the Band" for parts of six decades, highlighted by euchre nights and luncheons. Visitation will be at Giffen-Mack Funeral Home & Cremation Centre "Scarborough", West Hill, ON (one block west of Kingston Rd.), 416-281-6800, on Sunday, August, 17, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral service will be conducted at Giffen-Mack's Funeral Home Chapel on Monday, August 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in Thornhill. In lieu of flowers, the family has suggested donations to the Scarborough General Hospital Palliative Care Unit. The family wishes to thank the nursing staff of Scarborough General Hospital Palliative Care Unit for their care, kindness and compassion. Online condolences may be made at www.giffenmackscarborough.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on Aug. 16, 2014