Lieu de naissance : Daysville, Saskatchewan, Canada
Date de naissance : 9 mars 1932
Date de décès : 24 juin 2012
Dorothy Annie Swanberg
March 9, 1932 to June 24, 2012
Dorothy Annie Swanberg passed away peacefully on June 24, 2012 after a six month battle with colon cancer, at the age of eighty years. Dorothy was born on March 9, 1932 in Daysville, Saskatchewan to Archibald and Nora Burnard. Dorothy moved to Pouce Coupe, BC with her sister Frances in 1957 where they worked as Nurses’ Aids in the hospital there. Dorothy married the love of her life, Sylvan Laverne Swanberg at the Catholic Church in Dawson BC, on August 13, 1960. Dorothy and Sylvan had five children, Dean, Loran, Ann, Sharon, and Joan.
Dorothy dedicated her life to raising her five children and did it almost exclusively on her own, since Sylvan was away most of the time working and expanding his trucking company, so that he could provide well for his family. In the early years, there was very little money and virtually no help, but Dorothy did the best job possible raising, teaching, and giving her five children unconditional and never-ending love. Dorothy was very proud of her children, and grandchildren and loved them all very much. They all loved her back every bit as much.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents Archibald and Norah Burnard, husband Sylvan, sisters May Potter, Nellie Doucette and Clara Ramstead and her brothers Eddie and Steve Burnard and her nephew Kevin Potter.
Dorothy leaves to mourn Dean (Sheilah), Loran (Tanya), Ann (Tony) Sawyer, Sharon (Charlie) Hopkins and Joan, her grandchildren Randi (Todd) Alexander, Lora, Jared and Riley Swanberg, Konnor Sawyer, Luke and Katie Hopkins, great- grandchildren Maddie and Trae Alexander, her sister Frances (Lyall) Edwards, as well as, numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and many friends.
Dorothy’s family would like to thank everyone who showed expressions of love and support during this difficult time through cards, flowers, food, phone calls, and prayers. Special thanks, as well, to all of the nurses and doctors who took such wonderful care of her throughout her time of illness. Donations in memory of Dorothy may be made to the Palliative Care Society. Condolences may be made on line through