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Dorothy Hornan

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March 1, 1946 - July 21, 2021

With heavy hearts, we announce our beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother has passed away at the age of 75 years.

Dorothy was predeceased by her husband James in 2018; her 7 older brothers; and her parents, Archie and Alice Halcrow. She is survived by her children, Gordon (Velvet); Bobbie, Caroline (Bryan), Geraldine, and Frances (Kevin); her grandchildren, Rebecca, Joshua, Jeremy, Korie, Christopher, Katherine, Gage, Halley, Danielle, Rogan, Seth, Kelsey, Aaron, and Bryce; their partners and children, and her extended family.

Dorothy was born in Cross Lake, the youngest and only daughter of eight children. She was affectionately known as Tootsie Halcrow to all her family and friends. Her first language was Cree and would happily converse fluently with her Cross Lake and Wabowden families.

Dorothy was a Residential School survivor, and although she suffered greatly, her life was not in vain. She loved her family deeply and did what she could for them. The neighbourhood children said she made the best bannock on the block, she sewed the best Halloween costumes for her children, and made all her grand babies their traditional baby hammock and rocked them to sleep.

Dorothy married James Hornan in 1966 and raised her family in Thompson. They retired in Oakbank in 1997 where she resided until her health deteriorated. She then entered the PCH in early 2018 until her passing. She would want everyone to know she is no longer in pain and is now reunited with her husband and brothers.

The family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff at River Park Gardens PCH for the exceptional care Dorothy received.

Please take a few moments and remember Dorothy, the children that have been found, still to be found, the residential school survivors, and all the families who continue to be affected.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating in Dorothy’s memory to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, or the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private Celebration of Life will be held. For those who wish to attend the burial service, please join the family at Green Acres Cemetery, Hwy #1 East at Navin Road at 2:00 pm Monday, July 26, 2021.


Cremation & Life Celebrations

530 St, Mary Avenue - Winnipeg

204-421-5501 -

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