(October 17, 1916 – September 7, 2017) – The family of Viva Lillian Close (Doupe) is sad to announce her passing on Thursday, September 7, 2017 in North Bay, Ontario at the age of 100. Beloved wife of the late George E. Close (1997) for 58 years. Loving mother of Dorothy Motluk (Henry) and Brian Close (Cindy). Grandmother of Corrine Peacock (Matthew) and Suzanne Frolick (Marty). Many thanks to the special health care workers on the 3rd floor at Cassellholme for their compassionate care during the last year. With her wishes, cremation has taken place. On Monday, October 16, 2017, one day before her 101st birthday, a memorial service for family and friends will be held in North Bay. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to a charity of your choice in her name. Expressions of sympathy may be shared and sent to Martyn Funeral Home (North Bay).