Isobel Jane (Dolly) BLAIR

Female 1919 - 2012

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  • Name  Isobel Jane (Dolly) BLAIR 
    Born  11 Nov 1919  Kelfield, Saskatchewan, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Female 
    Died  13 Jun 2012  St. Boniface Hosp., Manitoba Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I00031  Family Tree of Pte. Robert Ernest JUFFS
    Last Modified  11 Aug 2012 

    Family  Robert George JUFFS,   d. 04 Dec 1993, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1945  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. Gail JUFFS
     2. John 'Jack' Blair JUFFS
     3. Joan JUFFS,   b. 1955,   d. 13 Nov 2008
    Family ID  F00010  Group Sheet

  • Genealogical Notes 

      ISOBEL JANE (DOLLY) JUFFS (nee BLAIR) Dolly passed away as she lived - quietly and with dignity - on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at St. Boniface Hospital. Isobel Jane Blair was born in Kelfield, Saskatchewan, on November 11, 1919, to Margaret and Bert Blair. She was so small that her father said she looked like a doll, and the name stuck for the rest of her life. She was a pioneer in so many ways, travelling with her family from the prairie to northern Saskatchewan in an ox-drawn cart in the dust-filled days of the Depression; surviving a Diphtheria epidemic that claimed the lives of three of her siblings; and serving with the R.C.A.F. in London during the Second World War. In England, Dolly met the dashing Bob Juffs, married him in London in 1945, relocated to Toronto after the war and welcomed three children - Gail, Joan and Jack. After moving to Winnipeg, Dolly joined the City of Winnipeg as a swimming instructor, retiring in 1987 as Supervisor of Aquatic Programs at Pan Am Pool. She was predeceased by her husband Bob in 1993, and by her daughter Joan Paterson in 2008. Left to cherish her memory is her family: Gail and Andrew Bagnall (Blair, Drew and Brittany); Patrick Paterson (Melanie and Evan), and Jack and Shelby Juffs (Kyle and Lorelle). At her request, the family will celebrate her life in a private service

      As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 16, 2012

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