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    1. [SCOTLAND-OBITS] Obituary - Maley(Blane), Doris Elizabeth Crawford
    2. The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, Nova Scotia, November 16, 2019 Doris Elizabeth Crawford Maley It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our mother, Doris Elizabeth Crawford Maley on No vember 7, 2019. She was born in Ayr, Scotland on January 20, 1941. She spent her early life in Ayr or "running" the family farm in Invervegan. She graduated from nursing school in Glasgow as a nursing sister. It was there that she met and married our father, Dr. Charles Maley. Mum and Dad went first to East Africa, with three young children in tow, where mum worked in Public Health. Then we immigrated to Canada in 1969. In Canada, Mum got involved in many community organizations. Her focus was social justice. She helped found Help Line. She worked to help get Bryony House up and running. She worked with Dal Legal Aid. She lobbied for affordable housing and sensible city planning. She served on Halifax City Council from 1977-1982 as the Alderman for Ward 1. She was Deputy Mayor from 1981-1982. She worked tirelessly for our city, serving on many boards and committees. After she left politics, she worked as a columnist for the Daily News, served on the Halifax Planning Advisory Committee and took a job at Henson College. She then went on to become the local manager for social housing at Canada Mortgage and Housing. After retirement she attended NASCAD, volunteered for Heritage Trust, Friends of the Public Gardens and Friends of McNabs Island. She was a wonderful cook, loved her garden, books and crosswords. She had a sharp intellect and sense of humour and always loved rousing discussion. She was predeceased by parents, David and Marion (Murray) Blane; nephew, David Blane; and husband, Dr. Charles Maley. She is survived by her daughter, Karen and son-in-law, Dennis Cann and their children, Shaun and Colin (Chantal Smarden) and also survived by her son, Paul and daughter-in-law, Meredith Fillmore and beloved grand-daughter, Sadye and by her son David of Vancouver. She is also survived by her brother, Ronald Blane and his wife Jess and their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren. We would like to thank the staff at the Northwood Assisted Living facility, Unit 8.2 at the Halifax Infirmary and Dr. David Tilley for their capable and compassionate care. Also we would like to thank mum's long-time best friend Joan Chandler for her support and friendship. There will be no visitation but condolences and remembrances can be sent to: There will be a private family burial at a later date.

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