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Doris Cardoso

May 24, 1922 — February 8, 2024

CARDOSO, Doris Florence (nee Noyle, aka Pinto Alves)/Skinner died peacefully on February 8 at the Pines, Bracebridge in her 102nd year.  Loving spouse to late Roy Skinner and late Joao (John) Cardoso.  Survived by son Brian Skinner (Margaret) of Almonte, ON and daughter Pat Schofield (late Charles ”Sandy”) of Bracebridge, grandsons Andrew Skinner (Miquela) of Ottawa and Graham Schofield (Mala) of Toronto and special aunt of Susan Allen (Peter) of Chilbolton, UK.   Daughter of late Charles Thomas Noyle and late Florence Noyle of London, UK, and adopted daughter of late Elizio and late Amelia Pinto Alves of Porto, Portugal.

Doris lived a life of courtesy and kindness, with a special fondness for animals, whether it was dogs and cats in Canada or Angola or pet monkeys and domesticated chickens in Belem, Brazil.  Born in England, her mother died at childbirth and her care was assumed by her aunt Amelia and Elizio Pinto Alves, allowing her to grow as a child in Paris, Belem and Porto.  As a teenager, the outbreak of war saw her return to the UK, where her proficiency in Portugese, French and English earned her a commission in Royal Air Force.  She and Roy were married at the end of the war and she came to Canada as a war bride, settling in Roy’s home town of Hamilton and eventually Guelph.   Several years after Roy’s passing in 1966, Doris saw her children off to university, Amelia’s care arranged and then moved to Luanda, Angola and married Joao Cardoso, whom she had known growing up in Porto.  Political events in Angola lead to their return to Canada , settling in Ottawa where both worked for the Childrens' Aid Society. After Joao's passing Doris retired with family to Bracebridge.  In  2016, Doris was recognized by British Prime Minister Theresa May for her wartime contributions at Bletchley Park.  

Doris and her family were most grateful for the care and kindness of staff at The Pines nursing home in Bracebridge.

There will be no visitation and a spring burial will take place in Bracebridge at a date and time to be confirmed.  In lieu of flowers, donations in Doris memory to Muskoka SPCA/Humane Society Muskoka Animal Shelter  would be appreciated.

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