Dorothy Ziemniak

Dorothy Marion Ziemniak (Gee)

Thursday, February 27th, 1936 - Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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ZIEMNIAK, Dorothy (nee Gee)

On Easter morning, Sunday, April 21, 2019, Dorothy Marion Ziemniak passed away, surrounded by family. She was 83. A schoolteacher, talented writer and gifted storyteller, Dorothy was born February 27, 1936, to Margaret and Clifford Gee. In 1955, she married Chester Ziemniak, her beloved late husband of 53 years, and together they built their home in Ridgeville and raised their family. Dorothy will be dearly missed by her daughters, April Luska, Melody Burnham (Grayson) and Lelani Lopes (Jorge). Our 'Nana' was adored by her grandkids, Ashlie Luska (Paula) and Kylie Luska (Lauren), Kate Burnham (Amy) and Brandon and Meghan Lopes. Dorothy was a proud 'Great Nanny', to her greatgrandchildren, Mirabelle; Miles and Eric; Carter and Mason. Dorothy treasured time spent with family - camping across Canada with her daughters, baking shortbread with her late mother Margaret Gee and picking blueberries with her sister Julia Hierlihy and her late brother-in-law Glen Hierlihy. Dorothy was dear sister-in-law to Howard and the late Wanda McEachern. She was a beloved aunt to Colleen Hycz, Danny Hierlihy and Jimmy Hierlihy. Dorothy was lifelong friends with the late Myrna Macey. She will be missed by her church family, her neighbours, "the Bixby Babes", and her many close friends. Dorothy cherished her faith and the memories that filled her countless family photo albums. She was proud of her garden, she had her own "happy dance" and she loved any cat that crossed her path. Dorothy loved to laugh and use funny expressions like, "In two shakes of a lamb's tail!" Selfless and thoughtful, she always remembered to send cookies and birthday cards. Dorothy always made time for "a visit and a cup of tea." To be in her home was to feel loved. Family and friends will be received at the PEDLAR FUNERAL HOME, 1292 Pelham Street, Fonthill on Thursday, April 25th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. The funeral service in celebration of Dorothy's life will take place at the Pelham Community Church, 461 Canboro Road, Fenwick on Friday, April 26th beginning at 11:00 am. A reception will follow prior to the interment at Lane Cemetery in St. Anns. As an expression of sympathy, donations may be made to the Welland Humane Society, Pelham Community Church, or the War Amps. Online Condolences may be shared at
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  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham Street
    Fonthill, ON
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  • Second Visitation

    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    Thursday, April 25th, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm
    James L. Pedlar Funeral Home
    1292 Pelham Street
    Fonthill, ON
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, April 26th, 2019 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 26th, 2019 11:00am
    Pelham Community Church
    461 Canboro Road


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Posted at 09:57pm
Im loving memory of Dorthy..Love Howard McEachern Leggett and Dampson families.
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John and Suzanne Scott

Posted at 04:40pm
Our sympathy to your family on the passing of your loved one. She was a wonderful lady with a glowing smile.

John, Suzanne & Erika Scott

Posted at 04:32pm
Plant this tree in Dorothy’s honour. May the memory of her last forever!
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Twila Savigny

Posted at 04:11pm
It's a sad day to hear of the passing of Dorothy. She is remembered fondly as a person who was kindhearted, joyful, and encouraging to others, having a positive attitude as well as a warm greeting when you'd see her. Even though I haven't seen her for a long time, I can still hear her happy voice in my mind. Her love for God and her creativity were motivations to her as she served God by creating beautiful banners for church. We are blessed from having known Dorothy, who served God and others with joy. My thoughts are with her daughters and their families during this time.

Twila Savigny
Burnaby, British Columbia

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Posted at 03:38pm
Brandon and Family, May fond memories of your Grandmother bring you peace and comfort at this time.
With Deepest Sympathies,
The NetApp Carolinas District
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