"Dorothy Dalzell slipped away from us on September 15 2002.
Celebrating her life, Oswald her loving husband of 54 years; daughters, Ginny and Ted, Maureen and James; grandchildren, Kristofer (Angela), Jordy, Michael (Andrea), Leah, and Jenna.
Dot was born in Yorktown, Saskatchewan, on 24 June 1921. She lived in Regina until the age of 21, when she joined the RCAF Women's Division, where she served on several bases throughout Canada, teaching physical training.
Upon her discharge in 1945, Dot went to Montreal, working in War Assets, where she met Ossie. Their married life began in Northwestern Ontario, 28 August 1948. Subsequently, two daughters were born, to Dot's great joy. Thus began her love of sewing frilly dresses, something which never diminished during her lifetime. In 1954, the odyssey continued with a move to Toronto, Ottawa and in 1968, to Winnipeg.
All Mom's life she had a great love of both sports and arts and crafts. She won her first athletic medal at age 13 in Regina, which began her life as an athlete. In the Air Force, she taught physical training and developed a love of softball, which continued upon discharge. She took great pride in playing in a women's semi-professional league. Mom continued her active badminton, curling, bowling, and finally, her great passion, golf.
During these years, Mom's life was also enriched by her love of painting and arts and crafts, but especially by a wonderful love of family, fun and laughter. She did it all!
Yesterday is already a dream.
And tomorrow is only a vision;
But today, well lived,
makes every yesterday a dream of happiness
and every tomorrow a vision of hope.
There is great joy in your release, but we miss you already.
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on 19 September 2002.