Urquhart, Doreen Meriel

Urquhart, Doreen Meriel

August 29th, 2015

At 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 29th, 2015, one star in the sky suddenly burned brightest to guide Doreen Meriel Urquhart who, in her 87th year, was called to a new home at God’s side.  She will be forever loved and missed by her devoted husband of 65 years, George; their 5 children:  Gail (Mike), Bob (Pam), Glen (Alison), Brian (Danielle) and Scott (Nancy); and her adoring 14 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.  Doreen’s kindness, generous love and her “smiling eyes” were recognized by many extended family members and good friends throughout her lifetime.  It was love at first sight for George when he first met Doreen at the Silknet Plant in Toronto where she worked as a production operator.  After their move to London to raise 5 children, Doreen enjoyed a short work term at Eaton's warehouse, and then turned her love to supporting Mount Zion United Church’s children’s nursery, while also taking the opportunity to travel with George to more worldwide destinations.  Doreen’s stroke in 2001 did not diminish her will for loving the chance to meet new people and travel to new destinations.  Suddenly in June, Doreen was diagnosed with cancer and she spent her last time here surrounded by love from family, friends and staff at Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit.  The family would like to thank the LHSC and Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care staff for all the love, care and consideration they gave to Doreen and ourselves.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 – 4:00 and 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the memorial service will be conducted on Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Doreen are asked to consider the Parkwood Hospital Palliative Care Unit.

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Nicole, Scott and Jack HaggertyDear George and the whole Urquhart family, We are so sorry for Doreen's passing, she was indeed a beautiful, gentle and loving soul and we share your grief. She was also a wonderful example of quiet strength, courage and positivity as she faced her post-stroke life with George by her side. Doreen and George - you created an amazing legacy of children, children in law, grandchildren, grandchildren in law and great grandchildren extending outward and included my family and we are so grateful for that! Your love for each other was a love shared that has spread a hundredfold - to so many for so long. And I have faith and trust in this time of sorrow that it will rush back to you a thousand-fold and keep you in the many hearts that surround you now and will help you through this difficult time. With deep love and shared grief, Nicole and Scott and Jack
Renee, Kevin and Nathan RileyDear George and the entire Urquhart family, we are so sorry for your loss. Doreen was a wonderful, kind, generous and gentle lady with strength at her core. I will always cherish the many conversations she and I shared and I will always remember the feel of her hands whenever I would hold them. With love and deepest sympathy, Renee and Kevin and Nathan.
Shams and Eila Khan and familyDear George and the whole large and loving family, we are so sorry to hear about Doreens passing, she gave a lot of love and was much loved in response. Through family unity and strength you can celebrate her life and a great gift to all. Our thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. All Love Shams and Eila Khan and family.
Mary Grace BradyI will always have loving have loving remembrance of you, especially January 12, our mutual birthday.
Cheryl, Jim & Teresa ForsterGlen, Alison, Matt, Megan & The Urquhart Family, I will always remember your Mother & Grandmother as a kind, sweet, soft spoken, gracious Lady. We know that your hearts are full of sorrow and hope that you are able to find comfort in all the wonderful memories of the times you spent together and the love you shared. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family during this sad and difficult time.
Shams and Eila KhanDoreen was a flower, full of Fragrance and Rare Charm and Warmth. During her Life se gave us the wonders of Love and Compassion and radiated warmth and Care. Like all flowers, as Doreen's flower is taken away, she leaves behind Glow and Love. Her legacy, her contributions and her presence is carried through her children and Grand children for generations to bathe and bloom... may she continue to Live in our hearts and Thoughts.
Audrey ProcunierGeorge and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you as you mourn the loss of Doreen. I was always touched by her genuine caring for others,her smile and warm greeting made you feel good. I had the privilege of teaching in the Sunday School at Mount Zion with her for many years and her special love for the children was so evident. She will be missed. Audrey Procunier
Bruce & KarenDear Taygen Oh what a blessing you have had, 27 years with your beautiful grandma. Never forget the sleepovers, the quiet wisdom and the love. She is watching over your family, close your eyes, see her smile, feel her touch, and know that she is with you... Love Bruce & Karen
Pat and Bill AdcroftGeorge and family. It was only during Doreen's last days that we met at Parkwood Palliative Care unit while we were going through the same journey with my mother. Now Doreen and my mother Marge Hyland are both welcomed into God's hands. May he bless you, and may you be comforted from the words and actions of family and friends at this difficult times. Pat and Bill Adcroft
Dale and Sharon Spry George and family, we are deeply sorry for the loss of Doreen. We wish we could be there with you at this time. Many memories but time is too short. Know that we are with you in spirit. Blessings Dale Sharon and family. Huntsville Ontario
Giselle DiasGeorge and the entire Urquhart family, I am so sorry for this enormous loss. I am holding all of you in my heart (as I always have). Doreen was beautiful in every way. Sending you love. Giselle
Bill GoldGeorge and Family - My condolences from the stafff and participants of the Parwood Exercise Class. It was a pleasure to know and work with Doreen. She will be remembered fondly.
BRIAN CROSSTo the Urquhart family;The entire cross family express our sincere condolences to your family on the very recent passing of an exemplary citizen of our community and beyond its borders far and wide wherever she and that fine gentleman George travelled so well in their respective lifetimes togetherA true mentor,friend and teacher to all whose path she crossed over many years past through her church invovement at Mount Zion circa 1964 or her employment at Eaton;s Warehouse back in ine 1960;s a gracious lady always to the very end of her life .It was indeed a priviledge to honour her wishes and care for this fine lady with such dignity and compassion at Parkwood Hospital in London,Ontario,having known all the family members the past 50years while pursuing educational pursuits at Westminister Highschool since 1966-1974,brendaanddoug martin,scarborough,brian crosslondon,harry tenhaaf,darlene tenhaaf london,ontario,derek,rochelle tenhaaf london,jess reid exeter,ontario,darryl and ashley tehaaf St.Thomas,Ontario
Syd & Jeanne GreenbergGeorge and family--our sincere condolences on the loss of such a beautiful woman. She will be fondly remembered.
Al BiggsBrian, very sorry to hear about your mothers passing. My condolences to you, Danielle and all members of your family. A rough year for us old friend.
Carmen JonesDear Glen & Alison and family, my sympathies on the loss of your dear mother. Such a lovely tribute, she must have been very special. Carmen
Connie & Cara ChomickiDear Glen and Family, So sorry for the loss of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have always been there to help others in their time of need, take time now to care for yourself and your family. It brings comfort to share favourite stories and treasure all your wonderful memories. Connie & Cara
Jim DeanDear Glen and Alison, My thoughts and prayers are with you now as you mourn the loss of a truly remarkable woman you were blessed by her presence in your lives she will be missed by many. God Bless Doreen and the entire Urquhart family at this time of great loss, may she rest in eternal peace. Jim Dean
Bill HanaganScott: I offer my condolences upon reading if your mother's passing. I remember you from your association with the Westminster SS football team.
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