Dorothy Kowula

Obituary of Dorothy Isobel Kowula

November 16, 1933 – Glasgow, Scotland

May 15, 2022 – Calgary, Alberta


It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Dorothy Isobel Kowula (nee Stephen), of Calgary, AB.  She passed away on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at the age of 88 years.


Dorothy was born in Glasgow, Scotland and immigrated to Toronto. There she met and married David Egilsson in 1957.  In 1972, after many happy years in Toronto, Dorothy, Dave, and their then young children moved to Calgary to be closer to Dave’s extended family.  After Dave’s passing, Dorothy later married John Kowula and they enjoyed time with their families.


Dorothy was loved by so many.  She will be most remembered for her thoughtfulness, kindness, and her beautiful smile.   Oh that amazing laughter that could brighten any day.  


She truly saw the beauty and joy in everything around her, and she showed her appreciation for even the smallest kindnesses shown to her. 


She fiercely loved her family and friends.   Although her grandchildren never lived in Calgary, Dorothy happily and frequently travelled the world to be with her grandchildren and together they all created many happy memories.  She was such an inspiration for her children and grandchildren and her beauty will live on through them. 


Dorothy is survived by her son Stephen (Linda) Egilsson, and daughter Linda (Brian) Ritter, and her two beloved grandchildren Isabelle and Luke Ritter.  She is also survived by many nieces and nephews and their families both in Canada and abroad.  


Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband David Hall Egilsson and husband John Kowula. She was also predeceased by her parents Henry and Isabella Stephen, her two brothers Henry and Douglas and her sister Margaret who died as an infant. She was also predeceased by her niece Helen Hallett. 


Funeral Services will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, AB) on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences, memories, and photos may also be shared and viewed there. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Alberta, 200, 119 – 14th Street N.W., Calgary, AB T2N 1Z6 Telephone: (403) 264-5549, or  to the Canadian Red Cross Society, Southern Alberta Region, 2nd Floor, 1305 – 11st Avenue S.W., Calgary, AB T3C 3P6, Telephone: (403) 541-6100,


Thank you to all the staff at AgeCare Midnapore.


In living memory of Dorothy Kowula, a tree will be planted in the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area by McInnis & Holloway Funeral Homes, Fish Creek, 14441 Bannister Road SE, Calgary, Ab t2x 3j3, Telephone: 403-256-9575.


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Funeral Service

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022
McInnis and Holloway, Fish Creek Chapel
14441 Bannister Road SE
Calgary , Alberta, Canada
(403) 256-9575


3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saturday, June 11, 2022
McInnis and Holloway, Fish Creek, Hospitality Centre
14441 Bannister Road SE
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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