Dorothy BAGLEY (nee Fursse)

Obituary of Dorothy Patience BAGLEY (nee Fursse)


July 28, 1935 – London, England
February 12, 2021 – Calgary, Alberta

Dorothy Patience Bagley, beloved wife of David Bagley of Calgary, AB, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the age of 85 years.

Dorothy had a fulfilling life in which she studied to become a physio therapist. She first worked in London, England, and then went to work in Norway. She subsequently worked at the General Hospital in Calgary. She met her loving husband David behind Norquay Mountain. They married in 1965, and were blessed to have six children.

Dorothy worked at Quest helping children with disabilities and then volunteered at A.R.B. 1. (The Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured) helping patients learn to walk again. She was an active member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church, and acted as the president for the A.C.W. (Anglican Christian Women association).

She loved the outdoors, hiking, skiing, bird watching and stopping to cherish the wildflowers in the mountains. She enjoyed knitting and made countless beautiful sweaters for her family and grandchildren. She loved music, singing as she worked, and she played the flute. She was an excellent baker, making countless cakes. She embraced life with her belly dancing and women studies. She spent lots of time working in her garden. Mom volunteered with numerous groups, giving her time to raise funds, awareness and support. She enjoyed reading and completing the daily crossword. Anyone who entered the Bagley house was greeted with a hug from mom and a sincere welcome. On her daily walks at the Glenmore reservoir with Dave, she stopped to talk to everyone, especially mothers with children and showed interest in them. She loved making new friends everywhere she went.

Besides her loving husband, Dorothy is survived by her six children and their families, Jonathan and Sheila Bagley (Benjamin and Sarah), Frances Bagley, Martin Bagley and Kim Vincent (Sophie), Anne and Mike Logan (Evan, Skylar and Linden), Heather MacDonald (Kyle, Ella and Julia), Rosina and Jay Pearce (Zachary, Alexandra an Aiden). She was predeceased by her siblings, Sylvia Hay and Michael Fursse; and her parents, Doris and Edward Fursse.

A Private Funeral Service will be held, on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 3:00 p.m., at St. Peter’s Anglican Church, officiated by Rev. Jagdutt Singh. Family and friends are invited to join Mrs. Bagley’s service streamed live (see below) on the day of the service. For those who are unable to view live, a recording of the service will be posted. Condolences, memories and photos can also be shared and viewed here.

If friends and family so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB  T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.

In living memory of Dorothy Bagley, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

Donation Details

If friends and family so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made directly to The Alzheimer Society of Calgary, 800, 7015 Macleod Trail S.W., Calgary, AB T2H 2K6, Telephone: (403)290-0110, www.alzheimercalgary.com.
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