Dorothy Sarah Parks was born on the family farm at Rayside, SK on November 16, 1921 to Harry and Gladys Parks. She attended school in Rayside and later in Shellbrook for grades 11 and 12. Following Grade 12 Dorothy attended Normal School in Saskatoon to complete her teacher training. She taught in the one room country school at Dry Creek, Foxdale, Norwood (near Star City), Alticane (near North Battleford) and later at Resource where Dorothy met Andrew Bye.
On July 10, 1947 Dorothy married Andrew Bye of Resource and to this union 6 children were born. They lived on the Bye homestead, moved into their new house in 1951, and raised their family on the farm. Once all 6 children were in school Dorothy returned to teaching in the fall of 1967 and taught Kindergarten in Melfort at Burke, Brunswick and Reynolds School for 10 years.
In September 1999 Dorothy and Andrew retired, leaving the farm, and moving to Diefenbaker Place in Melfort, SK. They enjoyed 58 years of marriage until Andrew’s passing on February 19, 2006.
Dorothy was a loving teacher, homemaker, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to all. She enjoyed gardening, embroidering, reading, crossword puzzles and a good cup of tea with friends and family.
Dorothy lived at Diefenbaker Place for 17 years until she moved to Chateau Providence in St. Brieux, in May 2017.
Dorothy passed away peacefully on November 14, 2017 two days before her 96th birthday.
To cherish Dorothy’s memory, she leaves behind her 6 children: Louise Myhre of Melfort, SK, Linda (Murray) Puffalt of Kipling, SK, Mildred (Ken) Broadis of Regina, SK, Robert (Amelia) Bye of Calgary, AB., Lois (Robin) Irving of Pleasantdale, SK and Gerald (Carol) Bye of Melfort, SK.; 19 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren and brother Earl Parks of Edmonton,AB.
Dorothy is predeceased by her parents Harry and Gladys Parks, husband Andrew Bye, grandson Shawn Myhre, great-granddaughter Brianna Mortenson, son-in-law Ken Myhre, siblings Almo, Doris and Norma (who all passed away in infancy), brother Ray Parks, and sisters-in-law May and Gwen Parks.
Dorothy will be sadly missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. She was truly loved.
We will truly miss you, Mom. Thank you for everything you did for us and for all that you gave us.
The Funeral Service was held on Saturday November 18, 2017 from the Pleasantdale Hall with Jim Atcheson officiating. Interment took place at the Silver Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions in memory of Dorothy may be directed to Chateau Auxiliary Handi-Van Fundraiser. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Melfort Funeral Home Ltd. 306 752-2714 www.melfortfuneralhome.com
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