WOOD, Dalia, The Honourable
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Peacefully, in Ottawa, after a long illness, at Longfields Manor on January 6, 2013 at the age of 88. Beloved wife of the late Norman. Loving mother of the late Lynn Pringi Hopkins (Ross Hopkins) and Edward (Tedd) (Joyce Moore). Granny of Christina Pringi, Kevin Pringi, Elizabeth Pringi (Stefan Lew), Terence Moore (Erika Beresford-Kroeger) and Kate Wood. Great-Granny to Erik Lew. Sister and best-friend of the late Vera Solinas Turley (John Turley) and sister-in-law of Lewis Wood (Betty Wood) and Dorothy Wood-Stanton (Patrick Stanton). She will also be missed by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Senator Wood was born in Montreal in 1924 and was summoned to the Senate of Canada in 1979 after having a successful business career and many years in the Liberal Party, including President of the Liberal Party of Canada (Quebec). She served her country with passion and conviction until her retirement in 1999. Family and friends are invited to visit at the West Chapel of Hulse, Playfair & McGarry, 150 Woodroffe Avenue (at Richmond Road), Ottawa on Wednesday, January 9 from 7 - 9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held in the Chapel on Thursday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Dalia's family wishes to send a special thank you to the Gardenview staff and everyone at Longfields Manor for all the years of exemplary care.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Jan. 8 to Jan. 10, 2013