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Doris Dickie (nee Holinaty)

Doris Dickie (nee Holinaty)

Born In: Myrnam, Alberta
Born: March 10th, 1933

Passed in: Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada
Passed on: January 4th, 2019

Doris Dickie
1933 – 2019
We take comfort in knowing our mom “Baba,” Doris Neta Dickie (nee Holinaty), is once again reunited with our dad, William ‘Bill’ Dickie (passed in October 2008). Mom passed away on the morning of Friday, January 4, 2019, at the Victoria Hospital in Prince Albert, SK, at the age of 85 years, after enjoying one final Christmas with our family. Mom was born to Sophie and Dymetro Holinaty on Friday, March 10, 1933, in Myrnam, AB. She spent her early childhood and youth first in Wakaw, then the family settled just outside of Meath Park. Mom’s strong determination was a trait she carried throughout her life, and that determination prompted her to move to Prince Albert upon graduating from high school. Her working career began at the Bank of Nova Scotia, but always the fashion plate, it was not long before she caught the eye of a handsome young man. Mom and dad were married on June 5, 1954 in Prince Albert. From this loving union came five children; Debbie, Brian, Brent, Della and Darcie, or the “D’s & B’s” as we were sometimes referred to. Mom stopped working outside of the home to raise the five of us, while helping dad run his construction company, attending ballet recitals, hockey and ball games, operettas, growing and canning a huge garden, and tending to her beautiful flowerbeds. Due to the fact we lived across from Connaught School, mom quickly became “school mom,” it was nothing for a teacher or the principal to phone and ask mom to whip up a batch of cookies or cupcakes, on little notice. Being the amazing cook she was, this was never an issue and she rose to the challenge. We still have visions of mom lugging big bags of popcorn across the street, for ‘Play Day’ treats, sitting on and chairing the PTA for years. When mom decided Della & Darcie were old enough, she re-entered the workforce, first working at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, until the early 80’s, when mom decided to turn her seamstress and customer service skills into her own business. She opened ‘D’s Fabric Fashions,’ which she ran with our sister Debbie for a few years, selling the business in 1982. Mom took a couple years off, then hired on at Medi Cross Pharmacy, later to become Pharmasave. Many a former customer still remember mom’s friendly manner and quick sense of humor. Mom retired when our dad passed, selling up and after more than 40 years of living in the East Flat, relocated to Hilltop Towers. There she developed a new sense of community, making big pots of soup and baking for the other tenants, checking on ailing neighbors, and enjoying tea with her ladies group. Doris is survived by her loving children, Debbie (Mark) Pasloski, Brian (Val Dubois), and Brian’s children, Jeff, Troy, Reid, Chris and Tom, Brent, Della (Rod) Hicks, and their son, Rorry, Darcie (Craig Opseth), their son, Blake, and Darcie’s daughter, Noelle who Bill & Doris helped raise; her brother, Dave (Rose) Holinaty; Jeff’s mother, Lynne New; Troy, Reid, Chris and Tom’s mother, Julia Sumners; and many family members, friends and neighbors. She was predeceased by and now reunited with, her husband, William ‘Bill’; her parents, Sophie and Dymetro Holinaty; her in-laws, Sally and James Dickie; her brother, Donald Holinaty; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary and Ted Kulyk. As summer was mom’s favorite time of the year, we will be holding a service for her at that time. The family would like to thank the staff on the 5th floor at the Victoria Hospital, Stephanie, Rayelene and Jaedin, as well as Dr. Mark Halyk that cared for mom for so many years. “We’ve Had The Garden Tidied Up, As She Would Have Us Do, Our Dear Mom (Baba) Who Couldn’t Stay, To See Next Season Through.” Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the care of River Park Funeral Home, (306) 764-2727, Paula Hanson, Funeral Director.

 
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