It is with sadness that the family of Doris Elaine (Wood) Ripley share news of her peaceful passing in her 87th year on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at the Gibson Retirement Residence, Toronto. Born in Amherst, Nova Scotia, Doris was the beloved wife of Robert Ripley for 63 years. Devoted mother of Wesley Ripley (Bev), Gordon Ripley (Sandy) and Robena Weiss (Joe). Cherished grandmother of Fiona (Kyle) and Stephen (Emily). Missed by great-grandchildren Jackson, James, Levi, and Luke and fondly remembered by her many nieces, nephews, in-laws and cousins. Dear sister of Ernest Wood (Wavey) and sister-in-law Shirley. She was predeceased by parents Russell and Nellie (Higgins) Wood and brother Darrell Wood. Together with her husband Robert, they built their home in the Schomberg, Ontario area, and raised a family. As the children grew older, she earned her certification and worked in General Accounting for many years. She was always an active member in church and involved in Guiding since 1973 (long-service member of the Trefoil Guild). Knitting and crochet work were always close at hand whether it was hats, mittens, socks or a sweater; given freely as gifts and earning many ribbons at area Agricultural Fairs. Doris and Robert enjoyed square dancing, most recently active members of the Newmarket Happy Hoppers, and danced in parades and events across Canada and into the U.S.
Cremation has taken place.
A memorial service will be planned for a later date due to current Covid-19 circumstances.
Donations may be made in memory to: Heart and Stroke Foundation, Women’s Centre of York Region, Teen Challenge, Girl Guides of Canada.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com