Todays obituary: Reverend Canon Virginia Doctor of the Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan was a missionary and priest
Virginia “Ginny” Doctor, 71, died on May 26.
She was a member of the Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan, according to her obituary.
Doctor was the former executive director for the North American Indian Club of Syracuse, where she worked for many years. After that, she moved to Alaska – where she did mission work in the village of Tanana.
In 2001, Doctor was ordained as an Episcopal priest. She moved to the Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario, when she got a position with the Anglican Church of Canada as the Director of Indigenous Ministry. Doctor was also involved in the World Council of Churches and various other projects.
Doctor enjoyed music and sports, including softball. She played fast pitch for the Onondaga Red Jackets and the Syracuse JC Girls, and was a softball coach for the Onondaga Nation girls softball team.
Doctor also bowled, and her obituary states that she was the second woman in Syracuse to bowl a 300.
Calling hours will be held on Friday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. followed by a memorial service to be broadcast on line.