December 6, 1922 – September 3, 2022

Dora joins her husband Errold and daughter Rennie deep in our hearts and our best memories. She passed peacefully with family by her side. Dora is survived by Laurie, Jill, Shawn (Michael), and Devon (Kevin); three grandchildren Brae (Gord), Cole and Dakota (Austin); a great-grandson Renn and dozens of nieces and nephews all over the continent. Dora will be fondly remembered by many lifelong friends, especially by Christina, Grant and Edith. She was predeceased by her parents Mable and Bill Hill and her sister Hazel and brother-in-law Don Shantz. 

Some will remember her for vast amounts of delicious food and setting extra spaces at our dinner table, or her quirky humour, or being introduced to jazz music. Others might recall the Sewing Club, Sunday afternoons with the Jensen’s or funny stories that might involve a sudden slip and slide down a muddy campground hill, train-case still in hand.  But what we will all carry with us every minute of every day is what she and dad gave us – the joy of a loving family and friends, security, a home, the will and ability to be ourselves and to succeed at what we choose to do. We cannot thank them enough for all they gifted to us. 

And Doe, you can stop worrying, it’s now up to us to make sure no one is “left out”. We love you and will miss you.

Our family wants to thank the incredible team of medical and care staff at Newport Harbour for their support and care over these past few years.  In lieu of flowers we would ask for donations to be made to the Calgary Eye Foundation (https://calgaryeyefoundation.org/donate/)

A memorial service and reception will be held on Wednesday September 14, 2022 at 1:00 pm at Pierson’s Funeral Home, 4121 17 Ave SE, Calgary, Alberta with interment to follow at Queen’s Park Cemetery.

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – cochrane@piersons.ca

Arrangements entrusted to Emily Champ, Funeral Director

  1. On September 8, 2022 at 7:32 am Joanie Davies Said:

    Peter and I send sincere condolences to you all at this difficult time.Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  2. On September 9, 2022 at 6:26 am Kathryn Brown Said:

    Thinking of you all with the passing of Aunt Dora. Wrapping everyone in hugs. Aunt Dora was a beautiful lady. ❤️

  3. On September 9, 2022 at 6:58 am Jean (Hvizdos) Zoller Said:

    Heaven has gained another angel. May you find peace during this time.
    Jean (Hvizdos) Zoller

  4. On September 9, 2022 at 9:47 am Shelagh & David Kinzer Kinzer Said:

    All us Fairs clan send our thoughts and sincere condolences for the whole family. She was a
    wonderful person and so glad we were able to share the same garden fence for the years we did!!

  5. On September 9, 2022 at 12:44 pm Susan & Richard Sawka Said:

    We were so sorry to hear the news of your mother’s passing. It will leave a huge hole in your family. Hugs to all of you. Thinking of you! Rich & SUe

  6. On September 9, 2022 at 9:28 pm Loree Gillett Said:

    We are sending our deepest and sincerest condolences to all of the Tupper family. I have wonderful memories of time spent with your Mom, Dad and family. Words can’t describe how sorry we are for your families’ loss. Thinking of all of you. Loree and Glenn Gillett xxxx

  7. On September 10, 2022 at 3:52 pm George & Jean-Louis Said:

    Our heartfelt condolences to you and your family. Your tribute in the obituary is lovely and quite touching.

    She lived a wonderful life and created an especially wonderful family.

    Such great memories of your mom and dad… “Pickles anyone?”
    Love Jean-Louis & George

  8. On September 11, 2022 at 4:43 pm Jane and Peter Judd Said:

    Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother. What a life she must have led watching the world change over the last century. May your memories and the love of family and friends bring you comfort.
    Love Jane and Peter

  9. On September 12, 2022 at 5:31 am Lazzaro Mautone Said:

    My deepest condolences to Jill and the family on your loss. My the memories of the time spent remain in your heart with a smile on your faces in remembrance from Lazzaro Mautone and family.

  10. On September 12, 2022 at 10:24 am Charlene Stalker & Marg Finnson Said:

    To Devon and all the family. We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. She lived a great life and lived almost to 100. I remember all the time I spent up at your house and all the fun we had. She was always very nice to me. Thinking of you all and take care.
    Love Charlene and Dave Stalker and the Finnson family.

  11. On September 12, 2022 at 5:37 pm Gerard Carlier Said:

    To Laurie and family. Sorry to hear about your mom’s passing, we know you will miss her. Gerard and Celia, Calgary.

  12. On September 13, 2022 at 9:52 am Randy Shantz Said:

    It was unusual to be raised by 3 compassionate women, and I am glad that happened to me. Hazel, Dora, and Nana Hill. Now they are all gone. They all shared compassion for others, a wild sense of humour, and a love of family. Aunt Dora was special and I am glad to be raised by all 3 women and especially Aunt Dora.

    Blessings to cousins, Laurie, Jill, Shawn, and Devon. We morn with you.

  13. On September 13, 2022 at 8:15 pm Jeff Webster Said:

    My most heartfelt empathies to you all following this loss of a truly magnificent Lady.
    I’m grateful I had the fortunate to spend as much time as I did with her and have only fond memories.
    Please know if I am unable to attend that I will be sending every fibre of my being to be there with you through this loss and beyond.

  14. On September 18, 2022 at 12:38 pm Dilysa Said:

    To Shawn and family — a lovely and loving tribute to your Mother. Deepest sympathies to all. Dilys

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