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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.