SANHAM, Doris Anna (nee HOPE) - (1918 - 2016) - Passed away peacefully at Billings Court Manor, Burlington, on July 13, 2016.
Beloved daughter of Samuel and Gertrude Hope.
Predeceased by brothers Kenneth (Allie), Gerald (Marge) and Donnie (Shirley).
Doris was born in Kemptville, Ontario and lived in several Ontario communities as her father was transferred by Bell Telephone.
Doris moved to Montreal and worked in administration for the City of Dorval. She married Keith Bethune and became a loving step-mother to Marilyn and Donna. Doris later married Chuck Sanham and became a step-mother again to adult children Pat, Shirley, Bill and Bev.
Doris was an amazingly creative person; she sewed many Vogue dresses and loved fashion and the latest styles. Doris became an accomplished oil painter, after taking lessons from Group of Seven artist Arthur Lismer, in Montreal. She then became accomplished using watercolours.
She was a devoted member of Trinity United Church in Oakville, for many years. She also was an avid Bridge and Scrabble player. Doris will be sadly missed by many family members and friends, daughters Marilyn (Bill), Donna (George), Pat (Stan), Shirley (Jack) and Bev (Richard), son Bill (Heather), nieces Susan, Carol (Ron), Marilyn (Terry), Debi (John) and Sharon, nephews Doug and Jim, grandchildren Todd, Melanie, Tamara, Nathan, Mike, Wendy, Jenny, Doug, Tim, John, Kate and Meghan. Also missed by many great-grandchildren.
Friends and family are invited to visit on Wednesday, July 20th from 10 a.m. until the time of a Memorial Service at 11:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Ward Funeral Home, Oakville.
Donations in memory of Doris to the Ryerson Camp would be deeply appreciated by the family. Ryerson Camp is an overnight Christian camp for children and their families, which welcomes and accommodates all abilities.
Doris has contributed to bursaries for campers over the years through her own local church, Trinity United and has helped send children to Ryerson Camp for many summers.