Dorothy A Metcalfe Elliott
It was a great long life for Dory Metcalfe Elliott (nee Elliott). She passed peacefully in Woodstock, Ontario with her family by her side on April 19, 2021, just two months short of her 103rd birthday.
Born on June 12, 1918 in London, Ontario, Dory was the loving matriarch of our family – wise, optimistic and always glamorous. She was a WREN stationed in Halifax, NS during WW II. She worked as a secretary and bookkeeper, played the piano her whole life, loved swimming, golf, and cats, was an exceptional seamstress and knitter, and a serious bridge player.
Dory is predeceased by two loving husbands. She lived for many years in Amherstburg with her first husband, Jack Metcalfe, and then in Stoney Creek with her second husband, Doug Elliott. Dory is survived by her daughter, Wendy Metcalfe Prince (John) and her daughter-in-law, Mary Metcalfe. Predeceased by her son, Rick Metcalfe and her sister, Helen Elliott. Nana will be forever missed by her granddaughters, Jackie Metcalfe (Matt), Erica Prince (Shane), Kim Prince, and Carrie Prince. Dory will be lovingly remembered by Doug Elliott’s children, Margaret Connolly, Janice Williams, Donna Elliott (deceased) and Howard Elliott (Pearl), and their families.
Our family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff at Park Place Retirement Home and Sakura House in Woodstock for their care and kindness. In Dory’s memory, donations to the VON Oxford Sakura House Hospice would be appreciated and may be made directly at https://www.von.ca/en/donate-now-to-von-oxford-sakura-house or by cheque through Wareing Cremation Services 225 Norwich Ave. Woodstock, Ontario N4S 3V8
Because of COVID-19, a private graveside service will be held at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Hamilton. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.wareingcremation.ca.
“She was the wind beneath our wings”