In Celebration of

Dorothy Mary Finkle

September 12, 1930 -  September 19, 2023

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our beloved Mom and Nana.
After a lengthy illness at the Trillium Hospital in Mississauga. On Tuesday, September 19th, 2023 at the age of 93. Loving wife to Jim (predeceased 1996) for over 40 years, loving companion to Bob Ruttkay (predeceased 2022) for over 20 years, and loving friend to many. Loving mother of Trevor and his wife Patricia and Kari and her husband, Ed Loveys. Beloved Nana of Joshua, Danielle, Caleb, and Noah. Beloved Grand Nana of Evelyn.

Born in Winnipeg Manitoba September 12, 1930, to William and Matilda Geary. Dorothy was the middle child and was predeceased by her oldest sister Irene and her younger sister Edna. Dorothy moved to Toronto at age 13. Attended East York Collegiate until age 16 and then worked at H. J. Heinz Ltd for 10 years. A long-time resident of Mississauga since 1958. She will be remembered for her kindness and love of people and animals.

Funeral service will be held at Christ Our King Lutheran Church, 2150 Dundas St. West, Mississauga (west of Erin Mills Parkway) on Friday, September 29th at 2.00 p.m. preceded by viewing at the church at 1.00 p.m.
Private family interment on Saturday at St. John’s Cemetery, Eastwood, Ontario.

For those who wish, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or the Memorial Fund Christ our King Lutheran Church Mississauga on Dorothy’s behalf.


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Chesky & Annamaria Neceski (Family friend)

Entered September 22, 2023 from Keswick, ON

Our deepest condolences to the family on your loss.

Lou-Anne Ruttkay (Friend)

Entered September 23, 2023 from Etobicoke

Dear Kari, Ed, Trevor and Patricia,
I was very sad to hear about Dorothy's passing.. It's the end of an era. Bob, Dana and now Momma Dorothy. We had so many good times together over the years. Dorothy was many things to me; girlfriend, mother, mother in law. No matter how difficult life got, we would always talk things over and by the end of the conversation we would be laughing. Dorothy was a trooper she never wanted to give up no matter how poorly she felt. Now my dear friend,you have gone home to be with the Lord.
I love you and will miss you dearly.Rest in peace Momma Dorothy. You have earned your wings

Lennie Ellis (Friend)

Entered September 23, 2023 from Montreal

I send my deepest sympathy in this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)

Elina Isic (Fellow COK church member)

Entered September 23, 2023 from Shelburne. Ontario

Dear Dorothy’s family. It is sad to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I still to this day envision her in her spot in the pew a few back of me. Prayers of strength, with condolences. Wishes for all your memories to be wonderful. Elina Isic

Evelyn Klenovec (good friend)

Entered September 23, 2023 from 49 macpherson crest kirkfield

we only met in person a few times. But became very good friends sometimes talking for over an hour on the phone. I am the grandmother to her 3 grandsons. So often talked about the boys.I miss her calls.She was a beautiful person inside and out.Sadly missed.


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