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Dorothy Grieve

March 30, 1930 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 91)


Dorothy Isabel Grieve (née Metcalfe) was born in Saltfleet Township, Ontario Canada on March 30, 1930 and died peacefully at Hawthorne Inn Danville, Illinois on September 2, 2021.

Preceding her in death are her parents William and Sara May (née Widdows) Metcalfe, brother Willan and wife Zona, and husband John.

Surviving Dorothy are her three children Ian of Mt. Prospect, IL, Rebecca (Michael) of Kalamazoo, MI, Andrew John and grandchildren David and Ana of Chicago, IL. Also surviving is sister Constance Metcalfe of Newmarket, Ontario Canada.

Extended family live in Ontario Canada and England.

Dorothy received a BA from McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada in 1951 and worked as a social worker for The Children’s Aid Society before marrying John Irvine Grieve in Hamilton, Ontario Canada in 1953. She emigrated to the United States in 1956 with John as he pursued a career in engineering.

Dorothy derived great joy and pride in keeping in touch with family and friends, raising her three children and two grandchildren, renovating, and flipping houses, and seeking out that elusive treasure at auction houses and garage sales with friends.

With a life-long curiosity, Dorothy read extensively, savored information and accumulated thousands of books during her lifetime.

Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Danville, Illinois, 3940 N Vermilion St. Danville, Illinois 61834 has been entrusted with arrangements. A private graveside burial took place at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville on September 9, 2021. Memorials to honor Dorothy may be made to the Danville Public Library 319 N. Vermilion Street, Danville, IL or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Absent friends wishing to get in touch with the family should contact Sunset Funeral Home.

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