CROSS, Dortha June

Dortha Cross4
November 20, 1924 – December 26, 2012

Dortha June Cross, fondly known as Skip passed away peacefully in her sleep on December 26, 2012 at the family farm. She was born November 20, 1924 in Bassano, Alberta and grew up in the Makepeace area. Skip loved the prairies in her younger days, where she helped her father show and work with their Percherons. Skip married Art Cross and moved to the Cochrane area where she raised six children. Predeceased by her husband Art and son Bobby. Skip will be sadly missed by her five daughters: Gloria ( Victor ), Joan ( Dave ), Chrissie ( Nato ), Donna ( Ed ),and Susie ( Frog ). She is also survived by many beloved grandchildren: Davey, Nicole, Melissia, Kate, Ivy, River, Doug, Angela, Danielle, Mikey, Johnny and Holly. Four great grandchildren: Dave, Samantha, Kassidy Grace, and Raegan. As well as a large circle of other relatives and friends. A Memorial Service to celebrate Skip’s life will be held at St. Andrew’s United Church, 128 First Street East, Cochrane, on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Reverend Ray Goodship officiating. If friends so desire, memorial tributes in Dortha’s memory may be made to Alberta S.P.C.A. 10806 – 124 Street, Edmonton, Alberta, T5M 0H

  1. On 03/01/2013 at 12:49 pm Michelle MacKenzie Said:

    So sorry to hear of the passing of your Mom. It is a beautiful picture that you have included. May time ease the pain of her loss and allow the memories to fill you up. May God keep her in a special place that she can continue to keep an eye on the valley.
    John, Michelle, Thomas and Julianna MacKenzie

  2. On 03/01/2013 at 6:40 pm Jean MacKenzie Said:

    All our sympathy to you Gloria and your family at this time. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jean and Angus MacKenzie

  3. On 12/01/2013 at 8:22 am Bruce and Laurie Harbidge Said:

    Gloria and family very sorry to hear about your mom, what a pretty picture of her,know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at this very hard time.

  4. On 12/01/2013 at 9:25 am Abigail Said:

    Donna, Susy, Joanie – I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. Just remember that she was so proud of you girls and loved you and your children so much. We never get to spend enough time with the ones we love, maybe thats why their memory lives forever in our hearts.

  5. On 27/01/2013 at 5:08 pm Jo-Ann Miller Said:

    Gloria, Joanie, Chrissy, Donna, Suzy… So sorry to hear about your mom, my sincere condolences….

  6. On 18/07/2013 at 5:50 pm Robin Harvie Said:

    Gloria and all the family; I was so sorry to hear of Skip’s death, and have waited to hear when her memorial would be held. I wanted to see all her family which has grown in numbers so much over the years. Unfortunately, the notice in the Eagle came on the day of the service.
    When Skip’s dad, Wilf, was at Bearspaw Ranch I used to see Skip occasionally, and enjoyed her company. I imagine she was the centerpiece that held all her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren together. My sympathy goes to you all. Sharing all the good memories is the best way to remember her.

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