Obituary of Dolores Marie MORRISSETT (nee Hahn)
January 5, 1941 – Kitchener, Ontario
October 30, 2020 – Calgary, Alberta
Dolores Morrissett of Calgary, AB passed away on Friday, October 30, 2020 at the age of 79 years, after a sudden illness.
Our beautiful and loving mother moved to Calgary, AB to be close to us, her children, Vincent Weissgerber and Deanna Ghantous (Weissgerber).
Mom worked hard all her life until retirement. Her special gift was helping people whenever possible, providing shelter, food and comfort to those less fortunate. She enjoyed fishing and camping with family and friends, and trips to Las Vegas in her younger years. Bingo nights weekly were a passion. Mom loved watching hockey, especially the Calgary Flames games.
Mom is also survived by her grandchildren, Samantha Smith, Auburn Arens, Carly Butz and Elizabeth Smith; she will be greatly missed by LitLit Boles, Jason Harris and Jim Weissgerber. Dolores will be remembered by her siblings, Judy (Ray) Murray and Brian (Mary Ann) Hahn; and nieces and nephews, Leslie (Brian) Howe, Steve (Ann-Marie) Murray, Jason (Charlotte) Murray, Paul Hahn and Carolyn (Rob) Wilson. She was predeceased by her parents, Clarence and Vera Hahn, and husband, Lawrence Morrissett.
Her smile and laughter could brighten up a room. There is so much to say about our Mother, her legacy goes on through us, she loved us all.
Dolores’s own words to Family and Friends,
“No one knows ‘who was the psalmist’s familiar friend.’ But there are many women who know what the psalmist was feeling; betrayal by a loved one, their covenant shattered, unable to hide or defend themselves from the person who has turned trust in to fear.
God Almighty send you his light and truth to keep you all the days of your life. The hand of God protects you; his holy Angels accompany you.
Life is not just about having fun. It is learning to be a friend, putting the needs of other first; finding a soul mate you could enjoy being with as friends.
The person who fears to be alone will never be anything but lonely, no matter how much he/she may surround themselves with people. Know yourself, like yourself and be faithful to who you are. It is no good pretending to be anyone but who you are.
Though in the end I know we must all die alone. God is calling us beyond loneliness to a new life of oneness. Suffering betters some people and transfigures others. At the end of suffering, God awaits us.
We can’t change other peoples’ behaviour. We are not God. Accept the things you cannot change, have the courage to change ‘What you can’, and the wisdom to know the difference. To love is to accept the risk of hurting.”
Condolences, memories and photos may be shared and viewed on Dolores’ obituary at www.McInnisandHolloway.com.
In living memory of Dolores Morrissett, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Chapel of the Bells, 2720 CENTRE STREET NORTH, CALGARY, AB T2E 2V6, Telephone: 403-243-8200.