SMID, Dorothy Elizabeth

June 8, 1934 – August 11, 2017


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Dorothy Elizabeth Smid (nee Elliott) of Cochrane, Alberta. Dorothy passed away at the Foothills Hospital on August 11, 2017 at the age of 83, with her family at her side.

Dorothy was the youngest child of Robert and Ivy Elliott. Born and raised in Shaunavon Saskatchewan,  she left home at a young age and met her husband John while they were both working on cattle ranches in southern Alberta. They decided to call Calgary home and raised their family in the Hillhurst area. Dorothy moved to the Cochrane area after the death of her husband in 1981. As well as a wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt, she was a community supporter and tireless business woman running Artistic Flowers until her retirement at the age of  78.

She leaves to mourn her children Bob, Ivy (Howard), Kenneth, and Suzanne (Kevin), siblings Cecil (Joy) Elliott , Wilfred (Jean) Elliott, Muriel Johnston, ten grandchildren,  several great grandchildren,  and many nieces and nephews.  Her family was everything to her and she will be greatly missed.

There will be a Celebration of Life at the Cochrane Legion (114 Fifth Ave, Cochrane, AB) on Thursday, August 17th at 2:00 pm. Please come to reminisce and share memories of our beloved Dorothy.

Donations may be made on behalf of Dorothy to the Lions District Youth Camp ( or Phone: 403-880-2402).


*** Please note – to leave a comment below, you must also check the box ‘I am not a robot’. This is a security feature and your post will not publish if not checked.  Thank you.

Both comments and pings are currently closed.

  1. On August 14, 2017 at 12:44 pm Jo Garcia Said:

    My deepest sympathies to all her Family. Dorothy was a special lady with a huge heart. She deeply influenced my life. Without her guidance and help a few years ago I would not be the person I am today.

  2. On August 17, 2017 at 8:41 am Dot Gillis Said:

    Suzanne, I’m very sorry to hear of the passing of your Mother. You always spoke so adoringly of her anytime we spoke. You and your family have my sincere condolences.

  3. On August 17, 2017 at 11:23 am Tom & Sharon Hunter Said:

    Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts & prayers.
    Our deepest sympathy to all of you.
    Tom & Sharon Hunter & family.

  4. On August 19, 2017 at 1:13 pm Roseline Weenk Said:

    I am so sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing but at the same time I hear her giggling. She had such an open heart and mind – I always enjoyed our visits so much. She was never one to complain but always had such a can do attitude and yes all of you were her pride and joy- you made her happy. I feel lucky to have known her.