Jan. 18, 1929 - Jul. 21, 2013
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Marguerite 'Rheta' (Greig) (Park) Doll
Our wonderful Mother was born in Victoria, BC on Jan. 18, 1929 and passed away on Jul. 21, 2013. Predeceased by her much loved parents Bill and Emily Greig and sister Marilyn Kendall; brother-in-laws Bill Kendall, Gerry Morgan and sister-in-law Joyce Greig. Survived by her brother Dallas Greig and sister Sheila Morgan; her children Theresa Slater (Howard), Warren Doll, Darren Doll (Michelle) and Ruth Silver (Rick); grandchildren Trisha Sidhu, Cindy Slater, Jessica Doll, Jarita and Lissah Heer and Lauren Silver; great-grandchildren Liam, Zack and Kira Sidhu; many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Mum lived all her life in Victoria and was brought up by very kind loving parents who instilled upon her and her siblings very strong values on how to treat others regardless of their race, religious beliefs or status. Many times we heard "Everyone is equal, not above you or beneath you," don't criticize, you need to "Walk a mile in their shoes," and remember "There is always someone far worse off than you." Thank you Mum for living by those values and making sure they were taught to us. Although Mum had some tough times in her life she never complained. Bringing up her children on her own, knowing she always had the support of her family and with her Scots stubbornness and positive outlook she made sure we were well taken care of. Our lives had lots of love and she was always there for us, or our friends.
As well as her kindness our mother was also known for her sense of humor. She was a very talented lady who had a lovely singing voice, was a good artist and did many crafts. Her knitting, cross-stitch and crochet work were beautiful. Some places Mum worked were the Individual Cleaners, Nu-Way Cleaners and the Gorge Road Hospital where she also volunteered as a reading companion after she had left work. With her love for trying to be helpful to others she decided to volunteer at the Neighborhood Police Stations for the Victoria Police Dept., which she did and loved for many years until her health declined. At that time she moved to Mount St. Mary's Hospital then to Oak Bay Kiwanis Pavilion. We would like to thank the staff at both Mount St. Mary's and the Kiwanis Pavilion for all their kindness to both Mum and our family also for the wonderful care they have given her over the years. Mum has requested there be no service. Our family would like to thank everyone who has sent their condolences and maybe if you could try to think of the values Mum lived by because she truly believed, as do we, that life could be much better considering those values. Thanks Mum for everything you certainly earned your wings. Now you are able to be with Nanny, Grandpa, Marilyn, all the other in-laws and family you have missed so dearly. Give them all a hug for all of us. We love you very much, now, forever and always.
Published in Victoria Times Colonist from July 25 to July 26, 2013