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Dorothy Macquisten



With her usual quiet dignity, Dorothy died in the early morning on February 8, 2015. She was born in Edmonton on March 22, 1931, the second daughter of Carl and Ella Ranche.

Raised and schooled in Edmonton, she attended Westmount and Westglen schools before attending the University of Alberta, where she earned her BSc in Pharmacy in 1954. Dorothy started her pharmacy career with Sprague Drug Store, and ended it at Lynnwood Pharmacy when she retired in 1997. Dorothy is survived by her beloved three children, Dr. Ken (Karen Bewley) of Abbotsford, BC, Carol (Dr. Greg Starrak) of Saskatoon, SK, and Bob (Lisa Nichols) of Victoria, BC; as well as her five grandsons and three granddaughters.

She also leaves three sisters, the Ranche girls: Beulah Marples of Edmonton, Pat Smart of Nanaimo, BC, and Lyn Toussaint of Tampa, Florida; as well as many dear relatives and friends.

Dorothy was able to remain in her long-time home until recently. She loved working in her garden and taking her dogs for walks around her neighbourhood. She always said she had the most wonderful neighbours and she appreciated their kindness.

Dorothy was an avid bridge player, crossword puzzle solver and world traveller. She greatly enjoyed her travels to places such as Bali, Egypt, Nepal, India and Bhutan, coming home with amazing stories and new friends.

At Dorothy’s request, there will be no memorial service.

In Loving Memory of
Dorothy Macquisten
(Maiden: Ranche)
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