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Dorothy Eileen Stewart

Obituary for Dorothy Eileen Stewart

As winter came to a close and spring approached on the horizon, Dorthy Eileen Stewart, 79, Halifax, traveled peacefully into the great beyond. Her passing during the vernal equinox is symbolic as Dorothy’s presence was as encompassing as the spring sun after a long winter.

Originally from Canso, Nova Scotia, Dorothy was born in The Tickle Hazel Hill. She would recall that her first memory was of her grandfather carrying her down over the boulders to get to her first birthday picnic on the beach near her home.

Known as Mom, Grammie, Grandma, Nana, Nanny, and Aunt Dot, to know Dorothy was to know her calling in life was to love and spoil her family. She will be remembered for slipping money or treats to the kids, trips to the Dingle, and her sharp sense of humour. She could read a novel in an evening and always knew the latest celebrity gossip.

Dorothy was a talented artist and always had a project on the go, including tole painting, scrapbooking, handmade cards, and knitting. She loved her medium sized Tim’s with 3 milk, a chocolate cookie, a $2 crossword scratch ticket and listening to Elvis.

Mom and grandmother were her favourite jobs, but she also enjoyed working in the accounting department at the School Board. After retiring, she followed her passion for working with young children and was a nanny and honourary-grandmother to multiple families.

Survived by her loving daughters Wendy (Larry) Grant-Rhindress of Wittenburg, Kimberley Stewart of Stewiacke, Bonnie Joldersma of Stewiacke, Judy (Alan) Prosser of Bedford, her loving companion, Edward Kirby (Belinda and Michael), brother David (Leslie) Snow of Kingston, sisters-in-law Hughette Snow (Comox), Shirley Snow (Halifax), grandchildren Matthew (Emily) Grant, Dustin (Chloe) Joldersma, Emily Joldersma, Jeffery Joldersma, Allison (Jordan) Prosser-Hoyt and Robin (Nicholas) Lalonde, great-grandchildren Shane and Nora, nieces and nephews Michael (Amy) Snow, Suzanne (Luciano) Casanova, Bill (Kelly) Snow, Trevor Russell and Ashley Russell. As well as many great-nieces and nephews and cousins.

Predeceased by parents Henry and Florence (Nickerson) Snow, brothers Henry “Hank”, Victor “Joe”, sister Nancy (Roy) Russell, sons-in-law Malcolm Grant, Dennis Drummond and Peter Baird.

Dorothy was lovingly cared for by all her daughters and spent the last months of her life living with her daughter Bonnie in Stewiacke. A special thanks to the staff at the Victoria Order of Nurses, the First Responders, EHS, the staff from unit 8.2, IMCU and 7.4 at the Halifax Infirmary and the Medical Unit at the Colchester Regional Hospital.

A celebration of life to take place Friday, March 29, 2019, at 11 am at the Sonlife Community Church Hall,152 Windmill Road, Dartmouth. Burial to take place at a later date.

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Dear Dorothy! We love you very much - near or far! We will be thinking of you!!!
- Kelly Snow
Dear Judy, Kim, Bonnie and Wendy. I had only met you mom a few times through my new sweet daughter in law. Her friendly smile made me want to hug her when I saw her. I knew Id grow to love her almost as much as my mother whom I still miss very much. I wish I had gotten a chance to know her better. Im thinking of you all
- Judy C
Dorothy was a very friendly and welcoming person - I met her after I had moved to Canada - and it soon became clear that she loved her family and grandchildren to bits, as well as her life with Ed. She was a good cook too!! Always a smile to be had and she will be missed be many, but by no more than her wonderful daughters who she loved so much. R.I.P. Dorothy. xo
- Kath Cure
I got to know Dot through her sister, Nancy, who was a nurse to my premature baby. Many times, I would stop by to visit with the Russell's, and Dot would be there. She would smile, and wrap her arms around me as if I was one of her own. My tiny miracle baby, Cali, brought her many smiles. I was lucky to know Dot's kindness just a little; I can't imagine the size of hole that is left in your hearts. I know she will be profoundly missed. Sending love and hugs to you all.
- Sue McKay
Very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Your memories and the stories you’ll share wilth family and friends will begin your healing.
- Beverly Fisher
Bonnie, Wendy,Kim,Judy and families. Thinking of you all in this time of grief, I know how important she was in all your lives. It was an honor to meet her .The days, weeks and months ahead will be hard, learning how to go on without your mom. Stay close to each other, continue her traditions and talk about her often. Hugs to you all.
- Lisa LeBlanc
Dear Wendy, Kim, Bonnie and Judy, My deepest, heartfelt sympathy is extended to you and your families at the passing of your dear mom. I know what a special and important part she played in each of your lives, and that you will all miss her beyond words. Thinking of you with love and friendship at this difficult time. Hugs to all.
- Bev MacDonnell
This Beautiful woman welcomed me into her family with open arms and loving smile whenever we met. I will miss her with my heart and soul. Merry Meet, Merry Part, Merry Meet Again. XoX
- Dianne McKeag
Dorthy's love and kindness to her family was never ending. She was one of a kind and will be missed more than a lot!
- Larry Rhindress

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