It is with mixed sorrow and joy that we announce the death of our mother, Margaret Anthony Dobie (née Kane) in the early hours of June 17th. Sorrow because she has left us; joy because she was ready to be gathered up into the arms of her Lord. Mum has been reunited with her beloved husband, Norman James (d. December 7, 1985) and cherished son, Peter Anthony (d. October 2, 1991).
Mum was born in Québec City to Daniel and Charlotte Kane (née Maloney). She is predeceased by her parents, her sisters Gerardine, Ann, her brothers and sisters-in-law, Daniel (Shirley) and William (Ruth). She is survived by her sister Louise (widow, Dr. Tom Gorman).
Adored mother of Donna-Marie (Barry Jacks), Sharon (John Stankiewicz), John (Esther Herzog), Anne (David Asten) and Susan (Michael Tilka). In their words: “a real Grandma kind of grandma”: Alison (Nate), Shane (Sandi), Andrea, Sarah, MaryBeth (Ermes), Christopher (Julie), David, Jonathan (Sarah), and Julia. Great-grandmother of Brandon, Layla, Samantha, Vincent, Nolan, Cole and Michael.
One of the maxims Mum lived by: “we are put on this earth to help one another”. Another: “If you measure, you will have nothing.” From her first posting (after graduating from St. Mary’s School of Nursing in Montreal) at the Canada Steamship Lines shipyard (“no more cursing in the infirmary – Miss Kane is a lady”) to her years overseas as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Medical Army Corps (where she met and married her Norman – injured serving in the Signal Corps) to her time at St. Michael’s in Toronto, Sudbury General and Sault Ste. Marie General Hospitals, Mum acquitted herself with integrity, skill and compassion. After retiring as Director of Nursing in the Soo, she served as the Chair of both the Board of Governors of Sault College and the District Health Council (Algoma).
A woman of faith and courage, Mum was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, godmother, teacher, mentor and friend. She was a beautiful, accomplished and modest woman who touched the lives of countless people in countless ways. She will be sorely missed and always loved.
A heartfelt thank you to Drs. McArthur and Sandhu and the staff at Central Place for their unwavering care and respect shown to our mother these past many years. Also, thanks to A Caring Soul for their gentle care.
Should you wish to donate to charities dear to Mum, google: Owen Sound Knights of Columbus Council 2092 or Water First – waterfirst.ngo
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