On September 25, 2014, Dorothy Kathleen Ayer of Edmonton passed away at the age of 81 years. She leaves to mourn her loss, six children, Susan Barylo (Marc) of Edmonton; Dr. Stephen Ayer of Halifax, NS; Judith Koncur (Joseph Medynski) of Lamont, AB; Andrew Ayer of Calgary, AB; Dr. Katherine Ayer-Lazaruk (Timothy) of Redwood City, California; and Carol Beringer of Calgary, AB; nine grandchildren, Genevieve, Alisha and Carolyn Ayer, Nicholas and Shannon Koncur, Rachel Ayer, Justin and Alison Lazaruk, and Christopher Beringer; four sisters, Eleanor Stillwell, Ruby MacNabb, Shirley Hovey (Gordon) and Nancy Costall (Douglas); sisters-in-law, Cora Monteith Nelson, Norma Monteith, Jean Monteith and Joan Monteith; close friends and loved ones, Roxanne Anderson Ayer, Kenneth Koncur, and Philip Boisvert.
She was predeceased by her husband, Dr. William Alfred Ayer in 2005; parents George and Margaret (nee Barter) Monteith; siblings, Donald Monteith, Elizabeth Hayes, James Monteith, John Monteith and David Monteith, as well as her grandson, David James Anderson Ayer.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 29, 2014, at St. George’s Anglican Church in Edmonton, Alberta.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB or the Dr. William Ayer Lecture Series: Organic Chemistry (part of the Chemistry Research Lecture Series Endowment), University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB.