Obituary of Helen Doty
Helen Margaret Doty passed away on March 16, 2023. Helen leaves behind her sons Rob (Lynn) and Steve (Carole), grandchildren Eric (Maria) and Lauren (Josh Beanlands), sister Marie Coles and brother Basil Sheridan. Helen was predeceased by her husband John Alexander Doty, her parents, Basil and Margaret (nee Coupland) Sheridan, and her sister Bernadette McCaffrey.
Helen enjoyed a long and active life. A golfer and curler, she was a member of both the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club and City View Curling Club for more than 50 years.
Like her husband John, Helen believed in making a positive contribution to her community. She held many volunteer positions through the years, including President of the Eastern Ontario Ladies Curling Association and Co-Chair of the 1986 Ontario Scott Tournament of Hearts and the 1990 Canadian Scott Tournament of Hearts, Canada’s women’s curling championship.
Helen will be remembered for her boisterous laugh, resolute spirit and practical approach to life.
She will be missed by her beloved family and friends, who are all grateful to have had her in their lives.
In lieu of flowers and cards, please consider making a donation to the Sandra Schmirler Foundation, a charity that Helen supported for many years.
A Celebration of Life will be held in May or June to honour Helen’s life.