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The Chronicle Herald, Saturday, 30 December 2006
COOKE, Dorothy Louise - 90, died Wednesday, December 27, 2006, in St.
Vincent's Nursing Home, Halifax. Born July 2, 1916, in Halifax, she was a
daughter of Frederick W. Dobson (Halifax), and Flora W. Dobson (Sperry),
(Petite Riviere). She grew up in Halifax attending the Halifax Academy,
Dalhousie University, and the University of Toronto for a degree in Library
Science. She married Arthur Charles Cooke of Halifax and they lived in River
John, N.S.; Howe Sound, B.C, Yarmouth and Halifax. In 1957 she began her
career at the Dalhousie University Library, working there until 1981 at
which time she was University Librarian. After retirement, she volunteered
at the Help Line and Seniors Housing. She continued her interest in
genealogy and worked through the N.S. Public Archives. She was predeceased
by her husband, Arthur Cooke; her sisters, Helen March, Bridgewater, and
Margie Bishop, Dartmouth; her brother, John Dobson, and son-in-law, Dan
Mrkich. She is survived by her daughters, Janet Jericho, and Susan Mrkich,
Ottawa; her son-in-law, Manfred Jericho; her grandchildren, Niels, Marc,
Stefan Jericho, and Alexander, Soren and Astrid Mrkich. Dorothy lived the
last six years of her life at St. Vincent's Nursing Home where she enjoyed
the musical entertainments, dancing, music therapy, wonderful food and most
of all the compassionate and gentle care of the staff on the 6th floor. We
wish to thank all of the staff for their care and concern for Dorothy and
her family. Donations may be made to St. Vincent's Nursing Home or the
Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. Condolences care of Janet Jericho, 31
Seascape Lane, Herring Cove, N.S. B3V 1H2. There will be a memorial service
at St. Vincent's Nursing Home Chapel 2080 Windsor St., on Jan. 19, 2007, at
2 p.m.