Reverend Canon Virginia  Doctor

Obituary of Reverend Canon Virginia Doctor

Reverend Canon Virginia “Ginny” Doctor

February 23, 1950-May 26, 2021


Our beautiful sister Virginia “Ginny” Doctor took the Creator’s hand to the Spirit World on May 26, 2021. She was a member of the Mohawk Nation Turtle Clan.


Ginny was predeceased by her parents Alfred and Birdie Doctor, her brother Melvin, and sister-in-law Kathie.


Ginny was the Director of Indigenous Ministry for the Anglican Church of Canada. She was heavily involved in the World Council of Churches and in numerous projects. Early in her career she was the Executive Director for the North American Indian Club of Syracuse; she worked there for many years. Ginny then decided to move to Alaska where she worked as a missionary in the Village of Tanana. In the summer of 2001, she was ordained as an Episcopal priest. She lived in Alaska for 20 years. Ginny found an opportunity to work for the Anglican Church in Canada and moved to the Six Nations Reserve in Ohsweken, Ontario. Ginny was happy to live there because she was nearer to home and surrounded by many loving family members.


Ginny had a love for music and sports. She was an avid bowler and was the second woman in Syracuse to bowl a 300. She loved softball and played fast pitch for the Onondaga Red Jackets and the Syracuse JC Girls. Ginny was also a softball coach for the younger girls of the Onondaga Nation and she always had a championship team.


Ginny is survived by her siblings LaVerne, Ron (Doreen), Delores, Al, Randy, and her many nieces and nephews who she loved immensely, and her many cousins.


Calling hours will held from 4 PM to 6 PM on Friday, June 11th at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home, 2584 Field Lane, LaFayette, NY 13084.  Her memorial service will follow at 6 PM at the funeral home and broadcast live online, please visit

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