HIBBERT, Dorothy M.
Peacefully on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Chelsey Park Nursing Home, London in her 104th year. Predeceased by her parents Oswald Hibbert and L. Maud (nee Handford), her brother Handford, sister Ellen Patterson, infant brother Edgar, and nephew, Donald Hibbert. She is survived by nephew, David Patterson (Ivi), nieces Diana Urquhart (late Ron), Dorothy Duncan (Gord), Carolyn Barfoot and Valerie Hibbert (late Don). She is also survived by 17 great nieces & nephews and 28 great great nieces & nephews. Dorothy was the family genealogist, publishing two tones: Hibberts of Hyde 1506-1993 and Our Handford Family 1809-1987.  Dorothy was born in Boissevain, Manitoba on January 18, 1915. She graduated as a registered nurse in 1937 from Winnipeg General Hospital. Over the next 20 years she served at W.G.H as lead nurse, teaching and supervising and finally as director of Nursing Services.  In 1958 she joined the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Saskatchewan Administration. She taught two summer programs at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, N.B. In vacation times she completed a one-year supervision course at the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Columbia University in New York City.  In 1963 she began at the University of Western Ontario in London in the graduate program, progressing from Assistant Professor to Professor to Assistant Dean. In 1977-78 she returned from retirement to serve as Acting Dean. In 1980 she was awarded Professor Emeritus.  Since retirement she travelled extensively with a special interest in field nature. Her other interests included photography, hand crafts and family genealogy.  The family of Dorothy Hibbert wish to thank the 2nd floor nursing staff and caregivers at Chelsey Park Nursing Home for the loving care she had received for the past 11 years. In keeping with Dorothy’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private family inurnment to follow at a later date. Donations if wished, can be made to a charity of your choice. A. Millard George Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 519-433-5184. Online condolences, memories and photographs shared at www.amgfh.com.

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