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Alice Gilchrist

Alice Luella Gilchrist, affectionately known as Dolly, peacefully passed away at the age of 83 at Stratford General Hospital on Thursday, September 28, 2023. She was the beloved mother of the late (Robert) Alan Gilchrist (April 2023) and Ron Gilchrist, who was married to the late Susan. Dolly took great pride in being a loving Gramma to Marie, Tom, and the dearly departed Tina Gilchrist. She was the last surviving sibling among her seven brothers and sisters, born to the late Fred and Ella Webb. Throughout her remarkable life, Dolly showcased her incredible hairstyling talents, serving as the esteemed owner of Woodstock’s Hideaway Beauty Salon for an impressive span of over 50 years.

Honoring Dolly’s expressed wishes, her services will be held privately. In remembrance of her remarkable spirit, individuals are welcome to make charitable donations in Dolly’s memory to the esteemed Canadian Cancer Society. We fondly remember Alice Luella Gilchrist, known to many as Dolly, who brought immense joy to her family, friends, and the Woodstock community through her exceptional hairstyling skills and dedicated ownership of Hideaway Beauty Salon, leaving a lasting legacy of love and talent in her wake. May her soul rest in eternal peace.

Alice Luella Gilchrist, affectionately known as Dolly, left an indelible mark on the hearts of those who knew her during her peaceful passing at Stratford General Hospital on a Thursday, September 28, 2023. At the age of 83, she was the beloved mother of (Robert) Alan Gilchrist (April 2023) and Ron Gilchrist, who was sadly widowed by Susan. Dolly took immense pride in her role as a devoted Gramma to Marie, Tom, and Tina Gilchrist, who passed away before her. A testament to her strength, Dolly was the last surviving sibling among her seven brothers and sisters, all born to Fred and Ella Webb. For over half a century, Dolly showcased her extraordinary hairstyling skills as the esteemed owner of Woodstock’s Hideaway Beauty Salon, marking her as a talented and dedicated professional in her field.

Abiding by Dolly’s final wishes, her services will be held privately, allowing her cherished memories to be held close by those fortunate enough to know her personally. To commemorate her inspiring legacy, donations in Dolly’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society are gratefully accepted. In our hearts and minds, we fondly recall the remarkable life led by Alice Luella Gilchrist, affectionately known as Dolly. Through her exceptional hairstyling talents and her unwavering dedication to the Hideaway Beauty Salon, she left an enduring impact on her family, friends, and the Woodstock community, forever etched in their collective memory. May she find eternal serenity in the realms beyond.

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