(nee McMillan)

   On Friday afternoon, September 1st, 2017, Dorothy Schram passed away peacefully at the age of 101 in the Davidson Memorial Personal Care Home.

    She is survived by her son Jim (Denyse), granddaughter Sophie (John), great grandchildren Thomas and Bridget, daughter Marg (Brian), granddaughters Krista and Tara (Cory), great grandson Max, daughter Debbie (Peter), daughter Jackie (Robin), grandsons Nicholas and Chris, son Fraser (Carolyn), granddaughter Michelle (Troy), great grandson Sydney, and grandsons Mark (Sarah) and Paul (Hadley).

   She was born Sarah Dorothy McMillan at her home farm near Mather, MB, to Sarah and James McMillan, younger sister to Lillian and Winifred.

   Being raised on a farm in the early 1900s introduced Dorothy and her sisters to a life of hard work. A voracious reader from a very young age, she still enjoyed her love of literature as a centurion. This naturally led to Dorothy taking her teacher training and starting her career as a wartime teacher in one-room schoolhouses.

   After World War II ended, Dorothy married returning airman Vernon Schram, farming and raising five children near Cartwright, MB.

   Dorothy returned to her teaching career once her family was of school age, finally returning to Mather as elementary school teacher and principal.

   After her retirement, Dorothy and Vernon set out travelling, enjoying many adventures around the world.

   Back at home, her love of horticulture led to greenhouses and huge flower and vegetable gardens. Dorothy’s joy of music was passed down generously to her children and their families.

   Her great love of fun and laughter kept her young beyond her years, making her a joy for her ever-growing family.

     Dorothy’s family wants to give special thanks to all the wonderful staff at the Davidson for their excellent care and compassion.

   A memorial service in celebration of Dorothy’s life will be held in Cartwright United Church on Sunday September 17, 2017 at 3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to the Cartwright & Area Foundation, in care of Barb Bramwell, Box 9, Cartwright, MB, R0K 0L0.