Dorothy Edge (11 Jul 1931 - 20 May 2020)

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Nab Wood Crematorium Bingley Road Shipley BD18 4BG
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Jacksons Funeral Services - Silsden

On 20th May, Dorothy, aged 88 years, formerly of Baildon, slipped away peacefully at the Raikes, Silsden. Widow of William and a much loved mum, grandma, great grandma, mother-in-law and auntie.

You may know that Dorothy had Alzheimer’s dementia, a terrible disease that progressively takes a little bit at a time of the person you love.

If you would like to leave a message about Dorothy and how you know her we, as a family, would be very grateful.

As we are unable to have the funeral we would have liked, this page is a way for you to remember her. If you would like to donate in her memory we have chosen Alzheimer’s Society and you can make a donation via this site.

Thank you
Judith and family

Samantha Spencer wrote

As a senior carer at the Raikes it was an absolute pleasure knowing Dorothy she was such a great lady with a fab Sence of humour and kept us staff on our toes. She was such a great character we all Miss Dorothy so much forever in our hearts ❤️ Sending all my love and condolence's to all the family! Xx

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  • Thank you so much for your kind words Samantha. It’s comforting to know how much you and your colleagues cared about mum. She was so well looked after by everyone and I’m glad she made you chuckle. Thank you xx

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Judith & Alan Strachan donated in memory of Dorothy

My lovely mum. So kind and thoughtful, caring and supportive. My parents worked very hard to provide a family home and a lovely childhood for me. They were always there for me, and mum continued to be my rock after dad passed away. It’s comforting to see how fondly she is being remembered. My lovely, funny mum xx
Alan will remember her as a very capable and organised lady with a great sense of humour and a cheeky side! At her best when surrounded by family, a lovely mum-in-law xx

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Claire Hanafin donated £20 in memory of Dorothy

Fond memories of a elegant, smiling lady who greeted us at the office throughout my childhood and later in Morrisons! Condolences to you all with love from Claire (nee Kassapian) and family

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  • Thank you so much Claire. Mum would tell me about her times with the Kassapian children. She really enjoyed it when you came into the office xx

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Jack Kassapian donated £50 in memory of Dorothy

Dorothy was very much a part of my childhood, working at the Office where I spent so much time whilst Dad made just "one more phone call." I remember her as an ever smiling face and a bastion of common sense compared to the actual Kassapian's! I am so sorry for your loss and all the family's thoughts are with you at this time.

Jack

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  • Thank you for your kind and very funny words Jack. I laughed out loud at this! I’m so pleased you have some happy memories of mum xx

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Jacquie & Allan Coates donated in memory of Dorothy

We will miss our chats over the garden fence. A kind and friendly neighbour.

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Joan & Arthur Bentley donated in memory of Dorothy

In memory of our kind and friendly neighbour

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Susan Beech wrote

Dear Judith and family
I am so sorry to hear that Dorothy has passed away. Thank you for writing to let me know.
I first got to know your Mum around 40 years ago when I worked at Kassapians. I remember her as a tall, elegant lady with immaculate hair, a warm friendly smile and a twinkle in her eyes. I had young children and Dorothy was always happy to give me advice if I had any problems.
We kept in touch and when I moved to Devon it was always a pleasure to receive her Christmas card as there would also be a long letter. She would keep me updated on her outings, her golf and her exciting trip to see the tennis at Wimbledon with you, Judith. She took me through every stage of her grandsons' progress through to marriage and great grandchildren. She was obviously very proud of you all.
Sending my very best wishes and condolences to you all.
Love Susan xx

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  • Thank you for your lovely words Susan. Mum had many great memories of her time at Kassapians and I’m glad you kept in touch with each other over the years. There is nothing nicer than receiving a personal letter and I know she enjoyed hearing your news. Take care and thank you xx

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Ronald Kassapian donated £50 in memory of Dorothy
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Marianne Kassapian donated £50 in memory of Dorothy
Marianne Kassapian wrote

Dear Judith and Family,
We were so sorry to hear that Dorothy has passed away. It was very kind of you to take the time to write to Antony. May your dear Mum now be resting in peace.
I was a child when Dorothy worked at Kassapian’s. I always remember her lovely smiling face and how kind she was us to children when we visited the office with our Dads. Dorothy used to measure all our heights against the safe door so we could see how much we had grown and compete who was the tallest. Dorothy always let me have a go on the typewriter, putting in fresh pieces of paper for each of my attempts at letter writing. Now with hindsight, I wonder if our visits were a welcome distraction or an interruption of her busy day – whichever it was, she smiled her way through it!
Our Mum, Anne, also remembers Dorothy very fondly and as did our Dad, Garry and it was always a pleasure in subsequent years when we saw Dorothy at functions or around Bradford to see her smile and have the happy memories.
Sending our deepest condolences to all the family.
Marianne and Anne Kassapian and Family

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  • What lovely memories you have Marianne. Thank you so much for sharing them. She did enjoy her work in the office but your visits were the highlight! It made me smile to learn that she used to measure the height of each of you on the safe door as she also did that with her grandsons, keeping meticulous records too! Thank you xx

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Anthony Kassapian wrote

For many years Dorothy worked at Kassapians Baildon , she was always a smiling face and had a friendly greeting for everyone whether on the phone or in person . She measured the heights of all the Kassapian children and marked them on the big safe door !
A great supporter of BaildonRuFC and Morrison’s , Guiseley ! A lovely lady ,
God Bless , Anthony , Anne and family x

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  • Thank you xx

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Christine Ward wrote

I first met Dorothy at the Bradford Royal Infirmary where we were volunteer “guides” at the main entrance.
Dorothy was a lovely lady, always spick and span with a happy and friendly personality.
Thank you Judith for letting me know about your Mum.
Love and condolences from Christine Ward

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  • Thank you for your kind words Christine. Mum started volunteering at BRI after Dad passed away there. She enjoyed being a hospital guide and made some lovely friends along the way. I’m glad you have fond memories of her xx

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Anthony Kassapian donated £50 in memory of Dorothy

For many years Dorothy was with us at Kassapians at Baildon .
Always a smiling face and greeting on phone or in person.
I think she measured all our children
against the big safe and marked their
heights over the years.
Always a great supporter of Baildon RUFC .and Morrison s Guiseley.
A Lovely Lady God Bless.
From all Kassapians

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  • Thank you for your lovely comments. I know mum held you all in high regard and really enjoyed working at Kassapians. She walked to the office come rain sleet or snow and spent many years in the company of good friends and colleagues. She loved it when your children came in. I know you called her ‘Miss Dorothy’ and that amused her....and me!

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Helen Woodhead donated in memory of Dorothy

In memory of Dorothy, a good friend

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  • Thank you xx

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Helen Woodhead wrote

Very fond memories of Dorothy, I used to trim her hair when my children were small. I was a hairdresser and Dorothy came to my house, she used to read stories to our daughter and made us all laugh. Later in time she walked or should I say a fast walk past our house and always stopped for a chat and always asked about our children.
She was always so smart too, don’t think I ever saw her in dark colours.
Regards to all your family
Helen woodhead

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  • Thank you for your kind words Helen. There seems to be a common theme regarding mum’s fast pace! She regularly walked up to Baildon village or down to Shipley, only in her later years did she catch the bus back! I know you and your husband were good friends to mum and I’m glad you have happy memories of her xx

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Stuart Edge donated in memory of Dorothy

Fond memories of Aunty Dorothy and the late uncle Bill love Stuart Bron and family x

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  • Lots of memories Stuart. We can spend a while reminiscing. It amuses me that my dad, William, was known as Harry and also Bill. Mum actually called him 'Edge'. But I also remember that you called mum auntie Doy! Thank you xx

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Joy Coxsell wrote

Many years ago now I went to school with Dorothys daughter Judith. It was always good to see Dorothy out walking, or marching, as I remember ! She never seemed to have a slower pace even as she got older! She had a lovely smile and was always smart.
She will be greatly missed and I send my condolences and love to her family.
Joy

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  • This did make me smile Joy. Mum always walked at a pace, none of that dawdling business! Thank you xx

    Posted by Judith & Alan on 26/05/2020 Report abuse
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Selina Firth donated £20 in memory of Dorothy

We at The Raikes Home are missing Dorothy and her beautiful smile so much, She came to our home in July 2019 and settled in so well, we grew very attached to her and have some good memories of all her moments. W are also missing her family especially Judith. We will never forget our Dorothy xxx

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  • Thank you for your lovely words Selina. I’m glad you will have some good memories of mum. You all had such a good rapport with her....laughing with her and keeping her in check haha! Your support to me and my family has been fantastic from day 1. Thank you xx

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Janet Ramsden donated in memory of Dorothy

I’ve some really wonderful memories of my auntie Dorothy which I’m looking forward to sharing when we can all get together.

I was a bridesmaid at her and uncle Harry’s wedding. I can remember the little house they first lived in and remember being told that they were having a baby our Judith .

She was a smashing auntie always caring and interested in what I’d been up to .

She was a very elegant lady
RIP auntie I won’t ever forget you
Love Janet x



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  • I think there is photographic evidence of Janet the bridesmaid! It will be good to catch up for a walk down memory lane. Thank you xx

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Jeannie Farmer donated £20 in memory of Dorothy

Dorothy, Auntie Dorothy to me was my mum Betty’s sister. She was a lovely auntie and I have lots of special memories of growing up going to Baildon to visit her and uncle Harry and Judith.
Boxing Days were special in our house as auntie Dorothy was coming. It was the only day dad would wear a posh jumper because Auntie Dorothy was coming ! Even after uncle Harry had died she still came all the way over every year. When she couldn’t drive anymore Judith brought her which was lovely. my husband Geoff and sons Daniel and Thomas loved to see her and she was always interested in what they had been doing.
Mum and Dorothy loved to catch up with other. Mum loved her sister very much.
A special sister to mum and Auntie to me who will always be remembered with love.
Jeannie

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  • Such lovely memories Jeannie. Hopefully we can all meet up soon to reminisce. Made me smile about uncle Albert putting on his posh jumper! Thank you xx

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Eileen Illingworth donated in memory of Dorothy

With fondest memories of a dear friend who won’t be forgotten.

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  • You were friends for over 60 years Eileen. Many fond memories of riding your pony around the lanes of Silsden and going to Bingley Show to watch uncle David try to control his unruly beasts! Good times xx

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Maxine Branfsy wrote

As a Kitchen Assistant at The Raikes Care home. I would like to send my sincere condolences to Dorothy’s family. Having worked at The Raikes since October 2019, I grew to know Dorothy very well. She was a wonderful lady. We laughed together at times. She was grumpy at times but we always overcame that. I will miss her so much. Dorothy you will always be in my heart. And I will think of you every day when I go into work and you are not there in person. Trust me you will always be there. Sleep well. God bless. Maxine x

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  • Thank you so much for your lovely words Maxine. We really appreciate hearing about mum’s time at The Raikes and we’re glad you were able to have a laugh with her xx

    Posted by Judith & Alan on 23/05/2020 Report abuse
  • Maxine brands not bransfy

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