Dorinda Greenway Death, Obituary – ALICE DORINDA (DINNIE) GREENWAY Alice Dorinda (Dinnie) Brickenden, Hall-Holland, Fuller, Greenway on January 31, 2023, in the 103rd year of her life, she died away in a tranquil manner at Richmond Woods in London, Ontario. Her three previous husbands, W.H. Hall-Holland, O.M. Fuller, and Robert Greenway, all passed away before her.
Mother of Dee Lewis, Gray Hall-Holland, and Kelly Hall-Holland, as well as stepchildren Elizabeth and Martha, as well as stepchildren Liz, Mark, Kate, Jim, and Walt Grandmother of 10 grandchildren, David Lewis (Kristen), Kailey Lewis-Grujic (Alan), Suzie Lewis, Liz Lewis-Milijasevic (Steve), Debbie McNair (Grant), Andrew Hall-Holland (Angela), Naomi Cerswell, Michale Cerswell, Leysa Cerswell-Kielburger (Craig), Andrea Cerswell-Fehr (Stefan). a great-grandmother to 15 great-grandchildren and a great-great-grandmother to two great-great-grandchildren.
Our Mother was an excellent international equestrian, both in the arena as a competitor and in the center ring as a judge of all types of horse competitions and breeds. Since 1926, Dinnie Brickenden and his family have run Brickenden Stables, where they have been responsible for the breeding and development of Canadian Sport Horses. Jim Elder, who won a gold medal in the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico, said of the Elder family: “They are one of the foundation families, if not the foundation family, of the horse show world.”
The horses owned by Dinnie have competed for Canada at international competitions such as the Olympics and the Pan American Games, and they continue to be successful. In 1940, Dinnie established the London Pony Club with the goal of educating young riders on how to properly care for, compete with, and just appreciate ponies. She served on the Board of Governors at Guelph University, was an Honorary Director of Western Fair, and a Lifetime Governor of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in addition to being a member of the Trident Investment Club, London Hunt, and the Country Club.