Eleanor McAllister

Obituary of Eleanor Dorienne McAllister

Eleanor Dorienne (Dorie) McAllister, 89, of London, Ontario, passed away quietly on October 31st at University Hospital, London, Ontario. Dorie was born in Toronto, Ontario to Hazel and William Givan on December 18th, 1931. Dorie will be sadly missed by her sons Michael Miller (Shawn) and Peter Miller (Monique) and grandchildren Drew, Caiti and Jordon Miller; as well as her cousins/lifelong friends Russ, Ken, Barb, Bob and their families. She is preceded in death by her loving husband Thomas J. McAllister (2016). She attended high school at North Toronto Collegiate and enjoyed a long administrative career. After marrying the love of her life in 1975, Dorie and Tom moved from Toronto to London. Retiring in 1987, from Stevenson and Hunt Insurance, they then moved to Minden, Ontario. Dorie enjoyed the company of her many friends (some friendships maintained from public school), her dogs, wintering in Jekyll Island, golfing, knitting, and was an avid reader. In her final days, Mom commented that she felt so fortunate to have had such a wonderful family and so many long-lasting friendships. Memorial donations may be made to the Women’s College Hospital Foundation, 76 Grenville St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 1B2. The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Chelsey Park and the fourth floor nurses and physicians of University Hospital for their kind care over the last month. Online condolences may be made to www.mpcemetery.ca Mount Pleasant Cemetery (London) Inc., London, Ontario.