27 August 2019

Doris Ethel Hope RIP

In memory of Doris Ethel Hope (nee Grierson) M.A, B. Comm, F.L.M.I., retired faculty Algonquin College.
WWII Veteran, W.R.C.N.S., Bletchley Park - Naval Intelligence, an avid genealogist, historian and golfer.
After a brief illness, peacefully following a long and productive life in her 97th year on Saturday, 24 August 2019 at the Perley and Rideau Veteran's Health Centre. Devoted mother of Melodie Summers and her husband Daniel. Daughter of the late Ernest Grierson and Minnie Sparks. Widow of Bob Hope. Predeceased by long-time good friend John Downs. Also predeceased by her brothers Arthur Grierson (Wilda Manchester) and Harold Grierson (Ann Mulligan). Survived by her sister Lois MacKinnon (the late Jack). Sadly, missed by her canine pal Ceilidh. Predeceased by her most highly favourite dogs Pluto and Rowdy. She adored her son-in-law's children, Ron Summers (Natalie) and Stephanie Dionne (Glen) and all their 7 children. Cherished aunt of David Grierson (Pat), Phillip Grierson (Donna), Judith Greaves (Bill), Marilyn MacKinnon, Janine Amatori (Pat), Cheryl Conroy, Corinne Merchant (Noel), Lisa Seiga (Henry) and Leah Perry. Special cousin to Gail Wilson (Mario), Jennifer Clement and Carol Kerfoot. Doris will be greatly missed by her large extended family. Doris was the daughter of two great Canadian pioneer families, she loved learning, golfing and lived life to the fullest. Visitation will be held at the Westboro Chapel of Tubman Funeral Homes, 403 Richmond Rd (at Roosevelt), Ottawa on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service will take place in the chapel on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 at 11 a.m. followed by a reception. Burial will take place at Bairds Grant Cemetery in Torbolton. Following the burial a Scottish wake will be held at her daughter's home. Flowers will gratefully be accepted. Condolences and tributes may be made at www.tubmanfuneralhomes.com/.

A BIFHSGO, Historical Society of Ottawa and OGS Ottawa Branch member, Doris was the author of The Griersons of Torbolton Township, originally published in 2005 with a revised edition in 2016, Torbolton Township, Its Earliest History published in 2011 and Our "Capitol" Wrens published in 2018. Her ancestral names included Boucher, Bradley, Caldwell, Ferguson, Grierson, Hedley, Morris, Payne, Riddell, Ryder, Sheil, Sparks, Stevens, and Tetlock.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A lovely lady. She sold me a few of her books many years ago. She knew more about my family than I did! Cheers, BT