Condolences, Gord, David, Donald and families. RIP Doness.
It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Doness Hurd-Guider at the age of 82 years. She was born in Kirkland Lake on February 29, 1940 and was proud to be known as a leap year baby. We said good bye to her at the Kirkland & District Hospital after a lengthy illness on Sunday May 8th, 2022.
She is survived by her loving husband and best friend of 30 years, Gordon Guider, her brothers, David (Linda) and Donald (Linda), her children Jeffery (Christine), Trevor (Rosalee) and Dianna (Frank). She is also survived by her 4 grandchildren Jessica, Robert, Brittany, Trevor Jr. and special friends Elsie Walters, Crystal Sponagle and Alison Whyte. She was predeceased by her parents Donald and Esme Hurd.
Doness attended high school at Branksome Hall, All Girls School in Toronto. She then went on to attend Art College and worked at her first job in Interior Design. She later worked for Canada Post for 23 years holding many positions ending as a Supervisor. After retirement she volunteered her time for over seven years and assisted in reviving the Victoria Hills Community Center in Kitchener, Ontario. She returned to her hometown of Kirkland Lake in 2003 with the love of her life by her side.
Doness led a very interesting life; she loved life, lived every day to the fullest and smiled often. Her favorite pastimes were travelling the world with her beloved mother and later North America with Gord. She loved the outdoors; the family cottage in Kenogami, her camp in Otto, traveling in her Boler trailer and motor home, and canoeing many waters. She was an excellent seamstress and used her talent in interior design and clothing. She loved her family and the many friends that she and Gord made everywhere they travelled. She also loved to spend countless hours on the phone with Trevor while he was driving his rig.
Thank you to the following services for Doness’ care over the last 2 years; VON, Closing the Gap, Home Care, the staff at Kirkland Pharmacy, the Medical team at the Kirkland & District Hospital and St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto.
Cremation has taken place and a graveside service will be held at a later date.
Doness, you will be missed by many family and friends, until we meet again...