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Cleave, Elise Doreen

Passed away peacefully at Hospice Prince Edward, Picton 
on Monday, September 4th, 2023

In her 92nd year

Loving mother of Debbie, Trevor (Ellie), David (Nancy) and Rob (Ruth). 
Dear grandmother of 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.
Survived by her brother Earl Young (Sharon) and predeceased by brothers Ron, Bud and George Young.

Doreen was born on November 11th, 1931 at Kingston General Hospital and raised on a farm east of Napanee
along with her 4 brothers. At the age of 8, Doreen and another local girl were hospitalized with Meningitis and were not expected to survive. With her mother at her side night and day, and with daily spinal taps for 4 months, Doreen and the other girl both
recovered with Doreen being left deaf in one ear. 

In her mid-teens the family moved to Mount Albert, ON where she finished high school. After graduating, she moved to an
apartment in downtown Toronto and worked as a secretary for Massey Harris at their head office.

Eventually, her cousin convinced her to join her at Kemptville Agricultural College where Doreen enrolled in the Dietician program.
During this time she met Dale who was also a student there. They married in 1954, eventually started their own business,
for which Doreen did the bookkeeping while raising four children. 

She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Special thanks to the staff at Elder Care in Bloomfield, PEC Memorial Hospital
and Hospice Prince Edward for their compassionate care and support.

Cremation has taken place and a private family Graveside Service will be held at Wellington Cemetery.
Online condolences may be shared at

Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society (
or Hospice Prince Edward ( would be appreciated by the family.

Arrangements entrusted to the 

Memorial Donations to the Loyalist Humane Society may be made online at
or by cheque payable to Loyalist Humane Society and mailed to 
1297 County Road 4, P.O. Box 6108, Picton, Prince Edward County, ON K0K 2T0

Memorial Donations to Hospice Prince Edward may be made by cheque and mailed to
Hospice Prince Edward, 40 Downes Avenue, Picton, ON. K0K 2T0 or online through

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