Doreen Gartley

GARTLEY, Doreen Edith…

Quietly at Mount Hope Centre for long term care, Doreen Gartley passed away on Thursday July 13, 2023, in her 90th year. Beloved wife of the late Douglas Gartley (1999). Cherished step mother of Christine Irvine ( Steven) and Jane Brown (Craig). Nana to Mark (Sarah) Irvine, Greg (Allison) Irvine, William (Robyn) Brown, Anna (Alex) Holyrod – Smith and Julian (Amy) Brown. Great Nana to Leah, Mackenzie, Aria, Miles, Rosalie, Levi, Tegan, India and baby Zara. Sister to Garnet Randal and Avis Brown (deceased)

Doreen was an energetic and vibrant woman who enjoyed meeting people in their businesses of the Star Motel on Hwy 401/4, One Main Street in Delaware, and Skin Sense in London. She also was an avid curler with the London Curling Club. Enjoyed playing bridge and always hoped for that hole in one in golf. 

In following Doreen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and she will be laid to rest with her husband in Strabane Cemetery. In memory of Doreen, donations may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation, 1200-2300 Yonge Street, Box 2414, Toronto, ON M4P 1E4. Arrangements entrusted with Cremation London & Middlesex, 519-858-2467. Online condolences shared at

  1. Sending sincere condolences at this sad time. Doreen was a special friend to my late wife Hazel Telfer. They enjoyed many hours of bridge. Doreen always had a special smile.

  2. Sending condolences to the family and friends of Doreen Gartley, and wishing you blessings in the days ahead. Rev. Annie Jannaway, Minister of Pastoral Care, First-St. Andrew’s United Church, London

  3. On behalf of the Membership and Nurture team at First-St.Andrew’s United Church I wanted to express my sympathy to Doreen’s family. I had the privilege of visiting her at Mt Hope and although the last few years were clearly hard ones I remember her being able to somehow express her appreciation for the visit. We will miss her.

  4. We were so sorry to hear of Your Mom’s passing. My Mom and Dad Evelyn and John spent a lot of time with both Your Mom and Dad. Len ran the gas service
    station for Your Dad at the Star Motel and to this day I remember helping out at
    the Motel. You had a Great Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandma and Great Grandma.

  5. Heartfelt condolences on Doreen’s passing. Doreen was a wonderful friend and I have many fond and happy memories of our times together. She loved her family and talked of them fondly. I miss her friendship and am glad she is at peace now.

  6. I am very sorry to hear of Doreen’s passing. She was a wonderful friend and she did my nails for years,years ago! We spent many fond hours visiting on Richmond Street after hours when we had our shop near hers. She was also great fun curling.

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