Dorothy Irene Davidson (née Thompson) passed away May 23, 2021 at the age of 97 at the Central Parkland Lodge in Lanigan SK. She was born on the Thompson farm west of Lanigan, to Lorne and Addie (née Marshall) Thompson. She was the 3rd youngest of nine children.
When Dorothy met Clarence she was employed as a bank teller in Viscount SK and later in Moose Jaw. The two wrote letters to each other while Clarence worked hard to convert a granary into their first home. Weekend trips by train and their many letters kept them going until they were married in 1945. They had two daughters, Sandra and Lois.
They lived on the Davidson homestead, sharing the yard with Clarence’s parents, William and Phoebe. Clarence farmed with his brother George. Dorothy helped care for the large farmyard and gardens. They shared a love for music and dancing. Dorothy sang and played piano; Clarence played saxophone and along with various other players over the years, formed a small dance band, playing for weddings and parties. They enjoyed camping and fishing and Dorothy was a master at filleting. Dorothy and Clarence took many motor home trips, making new friends and revisiting old ones, including several winters in Mesa Arizona, and annual trips to BC in fruit season. Dorothy remained close to all her siblings and was blessed to have sisters Wilda, Rhoda and Jeanne living and raising their families in the Lanigan area. Dorothy was always involved in her community, a member of the United Church, the church choir, Merry Mixers Seniors group, local exercise classes and many more organizations over the years. Dorothy continued to play after Clarence’s passing, joining friends Bud Gunther and Jack Robson, entertaining at local events and seniors’ residences. And for as long as she was able, she played piano for after-supper singalongs at the Lodge.
She cherished and is cherished by her only grandchild, Kate.
Clarence and Dorothy were predeceased by their eldest daughter Sandra in 1971. Clarence passed away in 1993, and Dorothy continued to live on the farm until she moved to Lanigan in 2000, and to Central Parkland Lodge in 2018.
Dorothy was predeceased by her parents, her husband Clarence, daughter Sandra, and all of her siblings and their spouses: Mabel Quiring (Hank), Wilda Gunther (Walter), Jack (Gertie Johns), Elmer (in infancy), Bert (Ellen Johns), Rhoda Greve (Herbert), Edna Maze (Jack) & Jeanne Rucks (Alfred), her brother-in-law, George Davidson, sister-in-law Molly Paulson (Edgar), and Clarence’s cousin and their close neighbour, Grant Davidson (Anne). She is missed and remembered by her daughter, Lois Davidson, son-in-law, Douglas Blackport and his mother, Gudrun Blackport, her beloved granddaughter, Kate Blackport (Lee Vermeulen), her sister-in-law, Edna Davidson, and many much loved nieces, nephews and friends. Services for Dorothy have not been planned at this time In Lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorial donations in Dorothy's memory to be directed to Central Parkland Lodge, or Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan.
To send sympathy gifts to the family or plant a tree in memory of Dorothy Irene (Thompson) Davidson, please visit our tribute store.
Central Parkland Lodge
Box 459 / 30 Downing Drive East, Lanigan SK S0K 2M0
Alzheimer Society of Saskatchewan
301 - 2550 - 12th Avenue, Regina SK S4P 3X1