We were sorry to hear of the passing of Thelma. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time.
Nancy,Steve and Family
Dagmar and I were very saddened to see the passing away of dear Thelma. We loved her and she was always the smiling and the welcoming person when years ago we used to meet with Jim as members of CAFS. May her soul rest in peace. We also like to pass our regrets to Eric, to Michelle and to Rena and their children. We always loved your family. Goodbye Thelma...
My heartfelt condolences go out to the whole family. I know Thelma must have left a big void for all of you. Thelma was a remarkable, inspirational lady who welcomed me into the family with open arms. As mother-in-laws go, she was pretty cool! I still cook her wonderful recipes that she would hand-write for me with great gusto. Thelma got along famously with my dear Auntie Marj, who always fondly remembered the stay of Thelma and beloved Jim along with Jack and Sybil at her home. I hope Thelma and my Auntie Marj are shelling peas together somewhere out there. Rest in peace Thelma.
Aunt Thelma was one of the most influential adults that took care of us while growing up in Don Mills. As our close neighbour we saw Aunt Thelma and Uncle Jimmy often. My parents loved them and told us if anything ever happened to them it would be their wish for us to live with Aunt Thelma and Uncle Jimmy.
Aunt Thelma helped us through school, gave us the advice we needed and took a real interest in our overall development. She gave us her love and I remember a couple of times when she verbally disciplined me when I was out of line. She was like my second mother who lived just down the “Black Path” a few houses away.
My love and best wishes go out to Michelle, Rena and Eric and their families.
We were so sad to hear of Thelma's peaceful passing. Both Thelma and Jim were an important part of 'our' Farrell family. We have shared many happy moments both in Canada and in the UK.
We pass our prayers and thoughts to Eric, Rena, Michelle, Roger and Paul and to Thelma's grandchildren Kenneth, Meghan, Ian and Leslie.
Kay, Dorothy, James, Paul, Gill, Andrew and Laura Farrell.
The memories of Thelma keeping the family all together in her quiet but strong way at the wonderful cottage at Lake Healey with her cooking and humor and caring will always be part of the memories of that chapter of our lives. May she rest in peace and join Jim in Healey Heaven. Paul Lane and Family.
Dear Michelle, Eric and Rena and the rest of our family,
Auntie Thelma was bright, generous, humourous, loving part of my childhood. The stories she told of me, were equally dear and loving through my eyes. Few people were as postively influencial in my life as she - and I am lucky to have had our time.
I miss her and Uncle Jimmy.
Our families continuing love and commitment was based on their great friendship and has only grown closer since 1949. They are not gone for me; they are a constant part of my life through the many wonderful memories.
Her time had come. She would have wished her own end given her final days. Her passing is not sad, it is a part of a cycle that she fully embraced. She lived a full life. She will always be cherished by the Peters/Geller families.
Auntie Thelma: thank you. I love you.
Thelma, you were a big part of my childhood. I love you and you will be missed by everyone who knew you. Joan (Harris) Swinburne
Very sad to hear about the death of Thelma. She was wonderfully kind and generous, with a wicked sense of humour to keep you on your toes.
Sincere condolences to Michelle, my dear childhood friend, and her family.
To the Peters & Thomas Families. Our deepest condolences on the passing of Thelma. May she rest in peace. Samir & Alfreda DOMET-Zaher.
Auntie Thelma was my dearest advocate, champion and friend throughout my life. As a child and later as an adolescent I could always rely on Auntie Thelma to listen to me, to understand, to empathize and to sagely advise and guide me. She would welcome me into her home any time and I went often as she lived down the path from our house. I often sat in the kitchen while she cooked fabulous and creative recipes, she would create delicious vegetarian versions of Middle Eastern dishes. Sometimes we simply had a glass of sherry in the living room and chatted. She was always proud of my accomplishments, both encouraging and discouraging me when appropriate. She helped me write and type essays in university and always stood by me. I looked forward to our chats and loved to listen to her many stories of growing up in a world that didn't allow girls to have the choices we have today. I valued her opinion, respected her intelligence, listened to her advice and loved her for loving me unconditionally. Auntie Thelma helped me to become the person I am and I miss her every day.