Obituary of Dorothy Hallman
Passed away peacefully, at home, on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at the age of 97 years.
Survived by her three children, Susan Hallman, Jim (Sue) Hallman, Tom (Kathy) Hallman and daughter-in-law Brenda Hallman as well as her grandchildren, Kevin (Chelsey) Rempel, Katelin (Sam) Martin, Brian (Stephanie) Rempel, Nathan (Rebecca) Hallman, Kerri Hallman (Jeremy Main), Stephanie Machado (Chris Wood), Dan Machado, Mark (Bev) Hallman, Greg (Nicole) Hallman, Brent (Lauren) Hallman, Nadine Hallman, Yves Hallman as well as 22 great-grandchildren. Dorothy is also survived by her sisters-in-law Doreen Groff and Jean Barg.
Predeceased by her son Peter Hallman and brothers Weyburn (Thelma) Groff, Jim (Betty) Groff and Merle Groff.
Dorothy was proud to have been born in New Hamburg and prior to starting her family, worked at Twin City Auto Parts and Kitchener Dairy in the 1940’s. She was a long-time volunteer with KidsAbility for over 20 years and the Gift Shop at Grand River Hospital for over 35 years. Dorothy had a strong faith and was a long-standing member of First Mennonite Church where she volunteered on various committees. Dorothy enjoyed travelling, cottaging at Chesley Lake Camp, staying active, cooking, baking, many long-time friendships dating back to the 1930’s and her one dream vacation on the Queen Elizabeth II from New York to England. She cherished her family gatherings and her beloved pets. Being independent and strong, residing in her own home was important to her and she took her last drive in her own vehicle on Sunday afternoon.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, to attend the visitation for Dorothy, personal face coverings are required and relatives and friends must register (RSVP) by calling the funeral home at 519.745.8445. Visitation will be held at the Erb & Good Family Funeral Home, 171 King St. S., Waterloo on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. A private family service will be held in the chapel of the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 am and will be Livestreamed and recorded at www.erbgood.com
Interment at First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.
In lieu of flowers, condolences for the family and donations to First Mennonite Church or St. John’s Kitchen may be arranged by contacting the funeral home at www.erbgood.com or 519-745-8445.