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  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

 “She was the wind beneath our wings”

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  • Mr Metcalfe was one of the greatest teachers. My condolences to the entire family on the loss of Dorothy

    Mary Sue Johnson
  • Remembering the days around the piano with the family, Dory proudly reading sheet music asking us all to sing along. The cute outfits hand sewn by Dory. Dory’s made by grandma tag stitched inside and the sweet baby cloths and blankets and clothing knitted by her hands. Also the beautiful pastel outfits she wore, matching top and pants and a nice blouse with matching scarf , purse, gloves accessories, don’t forget her favorite nail polish and lipstick always touched up after each meal and looking lady like with every step she took. RIP Dory you will be missed and remembered

    Kathy and Mike Steventon
  • For years, Dory and her cousin, my mom, Ruth, have been celebrating their birthdays (10-years apart in age) in June. It was a great tradition and one we will sorely miss.

    Penny Reath
  • Thank you for sharing your mom/nana with me. I miss our little chats already but I am grateful for the time I had with her. What a beautiful soul she was. I will cherish all my memories of her and smile with each one. May she be playing all the golf and piano she wants now . Thinking of each of you at this time. She truly lived a great life full of love and adventures.

    Christine Taylor
  • We’re so very glad that Dory was able to spend her last days with you at Sakura House Hospice. May happy memories of Dory keep her spirit alive! She was so proud of you!
    Love June and Dave

    June and Dave Stuart
  • I am very sorry to hear of Dory’s passing. She was a caring, warm, intelligent woman. I thoroughly enjoyed visiting Dory in Woodstock with my mom, Helen Armstrong. Mom often spoke of Dory. She considered Dory to be one of her dearest friends. My sincerest sympathy to your family. Carol

    Carol Brown
  • Dory’s presence will be missed at Park Place. She was always smiling and pleasant to chat with.

    Dorothy Rohrer and Gina Van Valkenburg
  • We are so sorry to hear the passing of Dory. We loved her smile and laugh. We always had a wonderful conversation with her. It’s so awesome when one can reach such a great age. Know that we will be thinking of you all when she is laid to rest

    Keith & Christine Green
  • Our thoughts are with you and your family at this time. I wish I had had the opportunity to meet Dory, the forward thinking matriarch of your family. Much love. Nancy and Mark Walsh

    Nancy Walsh
  • What a wonderful life!
    I will miss our chats Dory…rest in eternal peace ❤️

    Lena Streef
  • What a beautiful soul Dory was! I always referred to her, as lady Dory. She exuded class, style and Grace. I cooked for her at Park Place. I loved being able to talk to her,and adh questions about her life. Our conversations always turned to music. We could only be so lucky, to have such a wonderful life. She loved her family, and talked about them a lot. Hope you are enjoying your
    endless seafood at Red lobster Dory xo

  • RIP

    Bruce Sutherland
  • Dear Wendy and John,
    I have such great memories of good times together. Ray would have words of love and sympathy in the passing of a wonderful Mother. I love seeing pictures on Facebook of your Mum and all your family. Please accept my sincere sympathies.
    Love and best wishes,

    Joyce Pierce
  • Janet and I send our deepest sympathy to Dory’s family. She always had a smile and a hello for me when I visited Janet at Park Place. A few years ago when she was able to go to southside pool her and I would have a chat. She will be missed at Park Place

    Deb McKay/Janet McDonald

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