Dorothy Ford

Obituary of Dorothy Margaret Ford


October 15, 1943 – New Glasgow, Nova Scotia

August 26, 2023 – Calgary, Alberta


Dorothy Ford, beloved wife of the late John (Jack) Alfred Patton Ford, of Calgary, AB, passed away on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at the age of 79 years.


Dorothy was born in New Glasgow, NS on October 15, 1943. She graduated from the Aberdeen Hospital School of Nursing in New Glasgow with a Nursing diploma. After graduation Dot moved to Nanaimo, BC where she met Jack, they were married in 1967. Dot and Jack moved often during their first two decades together as Jack pursued a military career and Dot worked as a nurse and raised their family.


She was an active member of the church and volunteered with the Girl Guides of Canada and the various churches she belonged to throughout her life. Dot loved to cook and sew and was never seen without a knitting or crochet project in her hands when relaxing in the evening. She will be most remembered for her love of family and cooking enough food for an army so there was always plenty for last-minute guests.


Dot is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Julie and Tim Hendry of Calgary, AB; two sons and one daughter-in-law, Todd Ford and Jacqueline Desjardins of Lake Country, BC and Paul Ford of Calgary, AB; five grandchildren, Cody, Stewart, and Jacob Hendry of Calgary, AB, and Isabella and Charlotte Ford of Lake Country, BC.


Dorothy is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Joan Buck of Halifax, NS; sister and brother-in-law, Kathy and Mike MacDonald of Churchville, NS; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.


Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, Marion and Grant Buck; and her loving husband Jack.


Celebration of Dorothy’s Life will be held at McInnis & Holloway (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Family and friends who are unable to attend in person are invited to join Mrs. Ford'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 may be shared and viewed with Dorothy’s family here.


In living memory of Dorothy Ford, 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.


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