Dorothy K. Babcock
May 25, 1920 – August 31, 2020
Mum was born in Whitecroft, England. Her family moved to Canada in 1926 and settled on a small farm east of the Arden Ridge in the Glenholm area of Manitoba. Dorothy married Arthur Babcock in 1939, and together farmed east of Birnie.
Mum always had a large vegetable and flower garden. Summer days were spent preserving and pickling, as well as preparing the farm meals. Mum was a great cook, quilter and knitter; we all reaped the benefits for many years! She enjoyed the camaraderie and fun of curling with friends in the winter months. Wherever she lived, Mum was an active community member. She was very involved with many organizations including the United Church, Neepawa Area Health Auxiliary, Beautiful Plains Museum and the Lily Festival to name a few.
After Dad died, Mum moved to the newly-built Elks Manor in Neepawa. She really enjoyed her home and friendships there over the years. Mum greatly appreciated the wonderful care she received at Country Meadows for the last three months of her life.
Our Mum was a quiet, private person with a great sense of humour and positive attitude. She was never one to complain about anything. She was predeceased by her husband, ‘Art’, in 1988 and son-in-law, Richard Hanke, in 2019. Mum took great pride and joy in her family, and will be dearly missed by Ruth Hanke, Bruce Babcock (Carol), Lloyd Babcock (Barbara Lynn), Lynne Cook (John), Brenda Hearson (Kelly) and 10 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.
For those who wish, donations may be made to Beautiful Plains Community Foundation or Neepawa Area Health Auxiliary.
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Beautiful Plains Community Foundation
Box 486, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0
Neepawa Area Health Auxiliary
Box 1461, Neepawa MB R0J 1H0