December 17, 2018 – Calgary, Alberta
Dorothy Isabel Krueger passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2018 leaving behind all medical issues that could not be resolved, with the comfort and assurance of her deep faith that she was going to a far better place already prepared for her by her Heavenly Father.
She was born in Perth, Ontario to Lawrence Lashley and Mabel Rodgers and grew up with her two brothers on a farm near Lanark, Ontario. Her Scottish and Irish ancestry helped to form her resolute and determined character.
She was predeceased by both parents and by her brother John. Left to mourn and cherish her memory are her husband Peter, her brother Homer Lashley, daughters Kathryn Lockhart (Grant) and Vivian Krueger, her son Jonathan Krueger (Marcela), grandchildren Miranda Ikesaka (Jordan), Fiona Lockhart, Emma Rojo Krueger and Alexander Rojo Krueger, sisters-in-law Elisabeth Krueger, Linda Boschmann (Dave) and Elma Hiebert (Ernest), and a number of nieces and nephews.
Dorothy completed a BA degree at Queen’s University, Kingston and following teacher training at the Ontario College of Education taught high school for two years at South Porcupine in northern Ontario, and then taught English and Art for ten years at Lisgar Collegiate Institute in Ottawa. In 1959 she made a career change and married Peter Krueger, moving “out west” to support her husband’s career as a chemistry professor at the Calgary branch of the University of Alberta which became the University of Calgary.
Dorothy’s lifelong interest in teaching manifested itself in many ways – assisting in the Faculty of Education with the supervision of students engaged in practice teaching during her early years in Calgary, involvement in the formation of the Campus Pre-School Co-op at a time when pre-school education programs were rare in Calgary, pressing for the development of bilingual education in the Calgary school system and in teaching practically oriented English classes for new Canadian women. She participated in the Faculty Women’s Club, served for a term as President, and introduced and maintained a Bible Study as an option in the Club’s program of activities. Wherever she attended church – in Lanark, Ontario, in Ottawa or in Calgary – she was immediately involved in teaching Sunday School and with youth programs. Some students she had taught at Lisgar in Ottawa more than sixty years ago still kept in touch with her.
We will miss her beautiful smile, her laughter, the inner strength which supported all her convictions, and her unquestioning loyalty and love for us all.
Special thanks are extended to the staff at the Sarcee Carewest Hospice for the excellent care provided to Dorothy during the last days of her life.
A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at First Baptist Church, 513 – 13 Avenue S.W., Calgary with a reception at the church to follow this service.