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Dorothy Galbraith
February 23, 1929 - September 08, 2017
3080 Lake Shore Boulevard West,
Toronto, ON
M8V 1K3
(416) 259 - 3705
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With heavy hearts, we say good-bye to our Mom, our Gram, our inspiration, our source of knowledge, our sounding board and reason we are who we are. Dorothy Galbraith passed away at home, surrounded by her family on September 8, 2017 at the age of 88. Born February 23rd, 1929 to Mary and John Elaschuk in Thorold Ontario, she is predeceased by both her parents and son Peter (2014). Her kindness and exceptional sense of humour will be greatly missed by her children John, Janet, Judy, Jennifer & Cameron, daughter-in-law Kathleen, grandchildren Julia, Jessica, Ashleigh, Alyson, John, Scott, & Cole, her two great-grandchildren Caprece and London and family friend, Peter as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

Our Mother had an exceptional talent for making all 6 children feel like they were her favourite. We grew up eating homemade cookies at Christmas, caramel apples at Halloween and pickles, jams and pies in the fall. She made the best Ukrainian food and we will miss her cabbage rolls, although we will do our best to make them like Mom did. She had arguably the best green thumb as evidenced by the gardens surrounding her home. Raising her children singlehandedly, she worked hard and provided a life for us filled with love, laughter and undying memories. Our mother was sharp until the end, keeping her postings on Facebook short but keeping her iPad close so she could email her friends and share a joke with family. An avid reader, puzzler, euchre player and knitter, she volunteered her time by knitting hats for the babies born at St. Joe’s making each unique with flowers, anchors, stripes and pompoms.  Mom, ….we will love you forever.

Visitation on September 12th from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m at Ridley Funeral Home, 3080 Lake Shore Blvd West, Etobicoke (east of Kipling Ave). Service on September 13th at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Ridley Funeral Home. If you wish, in lieu of flowers, kind donations in memory of our mother and grandmother can be made to the Peter Galbraith Memorial Scholarship Award at the TCDSB 80 Sheppard Ave E, Toronto M2N-6E8 attn: Jessica Dalinda or on www.CanadaHelps.org