Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel

5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, ON


Doris Merwinna (Spilsbury) Riley

January 23, 1932January 23, 2020

Doris Riley passed away peacefully on her 88th birthday, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her devoted husband Charles (2001). She will be greatly missed by her children; Dr. Stephen Riley, John (Kelly) Riley and Susan (Jason) Oatley; as well as her grandchildren: Carolyn, Sarah, Laura, and Jackson Oatley.

Doris was born and raised in Niagara Falls, New York and moved to Chippawa, with Charles, in 1963 to raise a family. She resided in the same house for 55 years before moving to Lundy Manor in 2018. Her family meant everything to her and she devoted her life to them. She loved making her special receiving blankets that have been enjoyed by countless babies over the years.

Visitation will take place on Friday, January 31, 2020 from 4 pm to 8 pm at Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel, 5176 Victoria Ave, Niagara Falls, Ontario. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 1 pm at Hetherington & Deans Funeral Chapel with interment to follow at Stamford Presbyterian Cemetery.


  • Visitation Friday, January 31, 2020
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, February 1, 2020
  • Burial Saturday, February 1, 2020


Doris Merwinna (Spilsbury) Riley

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Sharon Kavanagh

January 27, 2020

My husband, Malcolm, and I have known Doris since the 1950's when she married Malcolm's uncle Charlie. Doris enjoyed a happy life with her family and friends.

Over the years Doris enjoyed some family vacations visiting her mother and father, while they were here on their vacation, and her sister and our family in Florida.

My husband, Malcolm, and I always enjoyed these visits because of the chance to reconnect with family while creating memories of the good times in Florida. We will miss all of this now.

Our wish is that Doris Rest In Peace; and that her family have peace in their hearts knowing that she is now in a wonderful place with Charlie and family members.

We love you Aunt Doris,
Malcolm and Sharon Kavanagh

Ken and Sandra Wilson

January 25, 2020

Susan, Jason, grandchildren and to all of the loving family of Doris, we offer our deepest sympathy in the passing of this very special lady. We met her on different occasions and she was such a kindly, friendly person , one who was so loved and well thought of. We think of all of you in the days ahead and we wish you the Lord's peace and may your special memories bring you much comfort. Sandra and Ken Wilson.