Dorothy Clegg

18/06/1935 - 08/12/2020

Obituary For Dorothy Clegg

Dorothy Clegg (nee Moss), longtime resident of Fairview, AB passed away on December 8, 2020 at the age of 85 years. Dorothy was born at home in Golden Meadow, AB on June 18, 1935 to Oliver and Margaret (Peggy) Moss. Peggy died in December 1937 when Dorothy was two and a half, she stayed briefly with friends and family until her “Mom” (her Auntie Elizabeth Snideman who was her Dad’s eldest sister) took her home to Cluny where she lived and went to elementary and junior high school. Dorothy moved to Tisdale, Saskatchewan for grades 10 and 11 and then moved to Fairview where she graduated from High School. Dorothy lived with the Anthony Family while going to High School – they were like family and have been very special life long friends.

Dorothy was forever grateful for her happy childhood and for the life learnings from her mom. In her journaling, Dorothy wrote: “My mom was my everything”.

After graduating high school, Dorothy worked at the Royal Bank until her marriage. Dorothy worked various retail jobs before landing at the CIBC where she worked until her retirement.

In 1956, Dorothy married Glen Clegg and they moved to the family farm where they lived, worked and raised their family. Despite being a town girl, Dorothy soon had the farm life down pat and took pride in caring for her greatest loves; her home and family. These were busy but happy times. Dorothy and Glen had good friends with whom they socialized, were active in the community, the church and minor hockey. Dorothy was an avid quilter and a perfectionist – her work is beautiful. Dorothy was very supportive of Glen’s career in local and then provincial politics. Political life kept Glen and Dorothy busy until their retirement.

After retirement, Glen and Dorothy spent their winters in Mexico where they enjoyed each other, a new culture and many many amazing friends (their Mexico Family). Thank you to those special friends for making Glen and Dorothy’s time in Mexico so wonderful.
Dorothy is survived by her 5 children; Carol (Dale) Richardson, Glenda Forster, Bruce (Jodi) Clegg, Greg (Janis) Clegg, David (Sandra) Clegg, 18 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, her brother, Roy Moss, sister-in-law Iris (Denis) Williams of Victoria, BC and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dorothy was predeceased by Glen in May 2016 and not a day went by that she did not miss him. As Dorothy’s granddaughter recently posted, “I like to think they are together again”.

Covid has been particularly hard on our seniors. Dorothy lived at Lakeview in Clairmont for two and a half years before coming “home” to family where she spent her final month being loved and cared for. Dorothy was very grateful for the 8 nurses in the family and the “honorary’ nurses who cared for her until her peaceful passing on Dec. 8, 2020.

The family wishes to thank the staff and residents at Lakeview for welcoming Dorothy into their Lakeview family and making her time there special.

Due to Covid restrictions, a small graveside service will take place on Dec. 15, 2020 at the Waterhole Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Moving Mountains for Mighty Max (a young Fairview boy who needs our love and financial support to get much needed medical treatment) or the Fairview Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

“Those we love don’t walk away, they walk beside us everyday”.

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Greg - I was sorry to hear that your mom passed away in December and send my sympathy and special thoughts. You always spoke of her fondly and I know you will miss her. May she rest in peace. Karen Laurin
- Karen Laurin
Dorothy and Glen were second parents to us growing up and I remember them fondly. Hugs and condolences to Carol, Glenda, Bruce, Greg, David and your families.
- Susan McIntyre
So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing, it was always a pleasure to visit with Dorothy in the warmth of the sun in Mazatlan. Our deepest condolences for your family's loss. Doug & Terri Watamanuk
- Terri Watamanuk
Our condolences to the family for the loss of this lovely lady. Dorothy was always pleasant and kind to everyone and greeted all with a smile. Cherish your loving memories. Glen and Dorothy together again.
- Chris Paul
"A limb has fallen from the family tree, I hear a voice that whispers "Grieve not for Me" Remember the best times, the laughter the songs, the good I lived while I was strong". I am sure this is what Dorothy would have said . She was truly a wonderful friend, kind, compassionate and understanding. We spent many hours playing crib, reviewing books and looking at the latest fashions. I will truly miss her. Grace Wallace
- Grace Wallace
Condolences to Dorothy's family on her passing. She was a kind and beautiful person. Rest in peace Dave & Marie Coristine
- David Coristine
How I miss my winter friend, Dorothy, and our visits together. We shall picture her with Glen, laughing at his stories. Our condolences to her family whom she loved so much. Lynn McNabb and Jean Marcil Tenerife / Ottawa
- Lynn McNabb
To all of Dorothy's children and their families. She was such a lovely lady her whole life. When she asked you how you were she was always interested in the answer. Condolences to all of you at this time. Joyce Scobey (Walmsley)
- Joyce Scobey
Our deepest condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss. She'll be remembered as a very kind person. Michael & Sue Sych
- Sue Sych
Known Dorothy and Glenn for many years, she was always a very kind person, interesting to visit with. Our condolences to her family, you have many precious memories, keep them dear and close. Dianne and Norman Pimm
- Dianne Pimm
Met Dorthy and Glen when I first came to Fairview in 1960 -probably at St, Helen's Anglican church- always remember sthem sitting there with their 5 children. Also worked with Dorothy at teas and church dinners- she was always such a lovely, kind person. Condolences to all the family.
- Ellen Lupick
Dorthy always insisted we stop our work and have tea. Not just to rest but to visit. This routine turned into a beautiful friendship. My condolences to all her children and grandchildren. I know how much she loved you.
- Janice Klemchuk
So very sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. She had the most amazing smile. Sending prayers and love to all her beautiful family.
- Brenda Thompson
So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing. Being one of Glen and Dorothy's neighbors in Mexico we have many fond memories to cherish of them both. May Dorothy Rest In Peace and there are no doubts that Glen and Dorothy are now reunited. Their memories will live on many years to come and they will both be missed by the Tenerife Community in Mazatlan. Reid & Cathy Nehring
- Reid Nehring
Sad news indeed. Dorothy was such a lovely lady. Always positive. Condolences to her family. Marlene Maxwell
- Marlene Maxwell
Met your mom at Lakeview when she sat at my dads table for supper. She was such a kind lady. Sorry for your loss, precious memories will keep her close.
- Beverly Lenes

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