Eleanor Jane Dorn

June 19, 2017 - 11:08am
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Medicine Hat, Alberta

Mrs. Eleanor Dorn of Medicine Hat, beloved Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother, passed away Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 at the age of 85. She is survived by her son, Glenn Dorn of Medicine Hat; son, Jerry Dorn of Toronto; daughter, Deb Hannah (Wendell) of Airdrie; son, Rob Dorn (Babette) of Lacombe; and son, John Dorn (Laurie) of Three Hills; her brother, Dennis Lutz of Medicine Hat; eight grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
Eleanor was born in Medicine Hat on June 12th, 1932 to Fredrick and Clara Lutz and lived her early years in Irvine, Alberta where she attended school until Grade 6. At the age of 12, she started working at the Irvine restaurant helping her mother and father. This was to be the start of what would be a 53-year career in restaurant industry. Eleanor had the house to herself until along came her brother, Dennis Lutz in 1949.
While playing Ladies Fastball for the Medicine Hat Orioles, she met John Dorn (who helped coach) and they dated until December 1st, 1950 when they were married in Irvine.
Eleanor and John travelled with a road building crew for the next few years settling in Three Hills so eldest son, Glenn, could start school. Eleanor and John would remain in Three Hills where they raised their five children. Eleanor worked diligently in the Three Hills area and was known for her great humour and tireless work ethic. She moved to Medicine Hat in 1986 to attend to her mother with the help of brother, Dennis Lutz. Eleanor will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at SAAMIS MEMORIAL FUNERAL CHAPEL, #1 Dunmore Road SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta on Friday, June 23rd, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. with Gary W. Goran officiating. A Private Interment will take place at Hillside Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Eleanor’s memory may be made to the Alberta Heart & Stroke Foundation, #124, 430 – 6th Avenue SE, Medicine Hat, Alberta, T1A 2S8. Condolences may be sent through www.saamis.com or to [email protected] subject heading Eleanor Dorn.

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