Sister Dolores Sogz
1933 - 2024
Sister Dolores Sogz
Visitation Information
Visitation
After 9:00 am Thursday, February 15; Celebration of Vigil 11:00 am
Service Information
Service Date
Thursday February 15, 2024
Service Time
1:45 pm
Service Location
St. Martha Chapel, Parkland, Antigonish
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Sogz, Sister Mary Dolores, 90, a Sister of St. Martha of Antigonish, died at Mary’s Court, Parkland, Antigonish, on Saturday February 10, 2024, in the 71st year of her Religious Life.

Born in Odessa, Saskatchewan, Sister Mary Dolores was the daughter of Joseph H. and Barbara (Unser) Sogz. (Stepmother Joanna Sogz).

Sister Mary Dolores entered the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Martha on August 15, 1951. She pronounced her first vows on August 15, 1953, and her perpetual vows on August 15, 1956.  She obtained a BSc in Home Economics in 1956, and further training as a dietitian. Sr. Dolores served in several of the Congregation’s hospitals; St. Joseph’s, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia; St. Rita’s, Sydney, Nova Scotia; St. Peter’s, Melville, Saskatchewan; St. Michael’s, Lethbridge, Alberta. She was ever the Home Economist, always finding ways to reduce, reuse, and recycle.  Anyone who was on the receiving end of a greeting card from Sr. Dolores was a beneficiary of her creativity. 

Following retirement from this work, Sr. Dolores moved into Pastoral Care, working at the RK MacDonald Nursing Home in Antigonish for a time, and while living in Inverness was fully engaged in the ministry of presence. She served the Congregation in several capacities when she moved to Bethany, and following the move to Parkland, Antigonish, continued to live a life dedicated to Gospel Hospitality to anyone and everyone she encountered, always ready with a story and a smile.

Sister Mary Dolores was the last surviving member of her immediate family. Besides her parents, she was predeceased by sisters Rose Ziegler, and Cathy Callfas (Stepmother Joanna Sogz and Stepbrother Wilfred Huber).  She leaves her devoted niece and her husband and several other nieces and nephews.

The remains will be resting at Martha Place, Parkland Antigonish, Thursday February 15, 9:00 a.m., a Celebration of Vigil will be held at 11:00am in St. Martha Chapel, Parkland Antigonish.  A Liturgy of Christian Burial will take place on the same day, 1:45 p.m. in St. Martha Chapel. The Eulogy and Funeral Mass will be livestreamed through the Funeral Home website.

Arrangements are under the direction of C.L. Curry Funeral Services of Antigonish.

Sister Dolores Sogz