Dorothy McQuay


Stettler Funeral Home & Crematorium
Box 1780
Stettler, Alberta, Canada

Obituary of Dorothy May McQuay

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In Loving Memory

Dorothy May McQuay


August 7, 1930 ~ November 7, 2021


Dorothy May McQuay Dorothy was born on August 7, 1930 in Ponoka, Alberta to Alfred and Katherine Patterson. She and her twin sister grew up near Gadsby, Alberta on a family farm along with her 4 brothers and 4 sisters. On Dec 4, 1948 Dorothy married Glenn McQuay and together, they raised their 8 children. Dorothy and Glenn lived in the Stettler area all of their lives and were well known in the community. 

Dorothy was a hard working, determined (some may say stubborn) individual with a heart of gold. She was a mother to many, a delicious cook and no one left her home hungry. In her later life Dorothy became an avid quilter sharing her quilts with all her family and friends. While she loved her children and would do anything for them her pride and joy were her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She loved them dearly. 

Even though Dorothy had been struggling with a number of health issues over the past year she never lost her spunk and feistiness. 

Dorothy passed away at the Extendicare Mitchner Hill Centre in Red Deer, AB on Sunday, November 7, 2021 at the age of 91.

Dorothy leaves to mourn, daughters Carol (Walter) Paisley of Sherwood Park, AB.,Sandra McQuay of Stettler, AB.; sons: Dave (Ev) Anderson of Green Lake, SK., Dale McQuay of Calgary, AB., Ron (Heather) McQuay of Stettler, AB., 
Barry (Shelann) McQuay of Calgary, AB, and Grant (Carrie) McQuay of Stettler, AB.; son-in-law Doug Cook of Stettler, AB.; grandchildren: Dean, Jodi (Chris), Darla (Logan), Coralynn (Max), Emily (Mitch), Ty, Mike, Orlando, Shea, Breanne, Gavin, Liam, Bailey, Raydan, Aiden, Abby, Addison, Cindy (Ray), Jay (Zabrina), Linnaea (Dustin) and Jared; great grandchildren: Declan, Josh, Zach, Paige, Kally, Elliott, Hunter, Brandon, Zoey, Breaelle, Dahlia, Alysha (Joey) Jessie (Carly) and Nate; great great granddaughter Tiffin; brother Lee (Kathy) Patterson of Lacombe, AB.; sister Pat (Harley) Olstead of Camrose, AB.; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. 


Dorothy is predeceased by parents George and Katherine Patterson; her loving husband Glenn McQuay; her beautiful daughters Joyce and Judy ; brothers Alfred (Sonny) Patterson, George Patterson and Fredrick Patterson; sisters Doris Johnson, Agnes Martin, Mary Jane Kopitoski and Karen Turner.




Stettler Funeral Home, Stettler, Alberta

Monday, November 15, 2021 at 11:00 A.M.


Memorial Donations may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation or to the Alzheimer Society.

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