With family by her side, Doreen Marion Grein, of Hanover, passed away at Chapman House Hospice, on Monday, June 26, 2023. She was 90.
She will be deeply missed by her children Cindy (Uwe) Wulff of Mannheim, George (Nora) Grein of Walkerton, Sandra (Dan) Wong of Walkerton, and Ann Lupal (Greg McCabe) of Guelph. Cherished grandma of Jessica (Wes) Kropf, Julie (Jamie) Lang, Nikita Wong, Tianna Wong, Brock (Ali) Lupal, Jake Lupal and Hunter Lupal. Great grandma to Nixon and Connor Kropf and Aria and Braeden Lang. Fondly remembered by sister Betty (John) Hunter of Barrie. Predeceased by her husband and best friend Ivan Grein, and brothers Doug (Donna) and Dennis Fenwick.
Doreen was born on March 13, 1933, in Amabel Township, to the late Howard and Olive (nee Brown) Fenwick. She grew up in Walkerton where she met and married the love of her life, Ivan Grein. After a few years running a business in Mount Forest, Doreen and Ivan moved back to Hanover where they would live for the remainder of their lives. During her working years, she was a respected office professional. Doreen worked hard throughout her life to build a warm and loving home for her children. Her family was always her first priority and she created a lifetime of beautiful memories for her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Many summer days were spent on Lake Rosalind. Grandma was always the first one in the lake when the grandchildren arrived! Friendships were very important to Doreen as well, whether it be coffee and a chat, dancing, or travels, she cherished the time she spent with good friends. Those who knew Doreen were blessed by her thoughtful, fun- loving, and generous nature.
Visitation will be held at Mighton Funeral Home, Hanover, on Thursday, June 29, 2023, from 6-8 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 30, 2023 at 11 am, at St. Matthew's Ev. Lutheran Church, Hanover. Rev. Catherine House officiating. Inurnment in Hanover Cemetery.
For those unable to attend the funeral service, it will be recorded and live streamed directly on the obituary page on our website, and through the Mighton Funeral Home YouTube Channel at: https://www.youtube.com/@MightonFuneralHomeLtd The live stream will start approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the service - at that time, please look for the live video post on the obituary page on our website or the Funeral Home YouTube Channel to join the service. For people unable to join at the time of the service, the live stream video will remain posted and available for viewing afterwards.
Memorial donations to the Cancer Society, Chapman House Residential Hospice of Grey Bruce, or Saugeen Hospice, would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
VIDEO: Tribute Slideshow Video
VIDEO: Funeral Service - Friday, June 30, 2023 - 11 am
So sorry we were away at the time of your mother's funeral. We were her "backyard" neighbours at Southview Village and had many friendly chats "over the fence".! She was able to attend a neighbourhood Christmas party last year and in spite her illness, seemed to have a wonderful time with all of us. As so many have said, her smile and cheeriness were always there. We have visited with her and prayed with her and know we will see her again in heaven. Our condolences go to each of you during this difficult time.- Glenn & Mary Taylor
So sorry for your loss she was a great lady beautiful inside and out loved doing her hair she always gave me a good laugh she will be missed- Jane coulson
Ivan and Doreen were our neighbours when we first moved to Hanover. They made us feel very welcome. We enjoyed having “coffee” with them at McDonalds. After Ivan passed away, we would have coffee with Doreen at her home. After COVID as life returned to normal, we became busy and unfortunately, didn't take the time to visit with Doreen. We have wonderful memories of both Ivan and Doreen. We send our sympathy to all of the family. Doreen had a beautiful smile and will be missed.- Bill and Carolyn Pearson
Our deepest sympathy to you George & Nora and the rest of the family. Sincerely, the Rhody family- Shannon,Paul,Preston,Cohen Rhody
So sorry for you loss Cindy and family your mom was a great lady and will be missed.- Randy Styles
Dear Grein family
Al and I send our deepest condolences. Your mom was one lovely lady. Always had a smile on her face. Memories
Hugs and Prayers.
My deepest sympathy to you all.. it was wonderful time caring for her Marjorie- Marjorie logel
To Ann & Greg, Brock, Jake & Hunter
We are so sorry to hear about your Mom, Grandmother.
What a beautiful and strong woman she was, Ann you are just like her. xo
Take comfort in all your amazing memories and all those wonderful traits that you got from your Mom.
Our sincerest condolences to all of you, and the Grein Family.
Love, Lee & Bruce Paterson
Ross and I send our most sincere condolences to all of the Grein families. Doreen and Ivan (Mr. and Mrs. Ivan - to our kids!) were the most wonderful and generous neighbours that we could ever have had and enjoyed so much. We miss them and the lake all the time. By the way Doreen made the very best rhubarb pie and always shared one with us. She was a lovely lady and will be missed by all who knew her.
Ross and Wendy Gateman
Dear George & Nora, Very sorry for your loss of your mother. May memories of your mother always be a blessing.
Marni & Declan
George & Nora, our sincere condolences to you and your family as you mourn your Mom's passing on, and celebrate her life. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tony & Stephanie Zettel & family
My condolences to the family.- Ed ERMEL
So sorry for your loss! Deepest sympathies! Treasure your memories! Sending Hugs and Love ❤️ John and Bonnie- Bonnie Jokic
Cindy and family, We were so sorry to hear about your Mom. I have many fond memories of her from our childhood. Please know that we are keeping all of you in our thought and prayers. Barb Kerr Stevenson- BARB STEVENSON