McCullough Doris

Peacefully on Monday, January 10, 2022 at the Meadows Long Term Care in Ancaster. Beloved wife of the late Hugh. Loved mother of Kathy Morris, Vincent (Lynn), the late Janine Murray (Ken), and Ross (Catherine). Loving grandma of Amanda McCormick (Mason), Michael (Shelly), Peter (Rachelle), Christopher, Mark (Jennifer), Curtis (Shawna), Lauren, Spencer, Riley (Ted), Mackenzie, Ty (Nicole) and Great-Grandma of Cohen, Sloane Indie, Jude, Ellie, and Lucy. Mom was born in a small house her dad built at 48 Allen Street in Hamilton. Mom had many memories she shared with us. Times were not easy for a family of eight, but she was raised with much love by her parents. Mom graduated from high school with awards for no absences and no lates during her time there. Mom had many jobs including working at the Hamilton Farmer’s Market as a teen. She eventually became secretary to the president of Frost Works (Stelco) where she met our dad. In the 1970’s, mom was a night-school teacher with the Hamilton Board of Education teaching knitting and crocheting. Family members continue to feel mom’s love and warmth while wrapped up in one of her beautiful afghans. Sweaters she made for her grandkids continue to be worn by her great grandkids. Mom was an extremely talented seamstress, making her own wedding dress as well as those of her bridesmaids. Mom always had fresh-baked cookies and banana bread waiting for us and our friends were welcomed with open arms. Of all of mom’s accomplishments, her greatest pride were her children. We were raised by two amazing parents who showed us much love, tempered with reprimands when needed, and a strong faith. They taught us to believe in ourselves and to challenge ourselves. Mom always supported our ambitions and was there to offer advice when needed or to share tears during difficult times. How fortunate we all are to have been raised by such a strong, smart and loving mother. Mom’s love continued to multiply when her grandchildren arrived and oh, how they loved her! Special memories include baths in the laundry tub, climbing the apple tree, lunch at Grandma’s house after church and calling her when stuck on a homework question — because our Grandma was the smartest and knew all the answers! Her great-grandchildren also loved her with special memories of playtime and reading books together. No matter how mom was feeling, her face lit up when she saw them. Mom’s time on earth is now finished and she has moved to her heavenly home. Mom has missed Janine so much since her passing over nine years ago and is now happily reunited with her and our dad. Mom, you were the glue that held our family together. You will continue to live in our hearts. Thank you for being the best Mom, Grandma and Great- Grandma — we love you so! Due to current gathering restrictions, a Private Funeral Service will be held. Guests are welcomed to join via Live Stream by visiting Interment at Mt Hamilton Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Hamilton-Burlington SPCA.

Published by The Hamilton Spectator on Jan. 12, 2022.

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