DE LAS ALAS, Cornelia "Nellie" - Passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, May 11, 2014. Predeceased by her beloved husband Henry. Loving mother to Alicia (Alex), Aleli (Chito), Eric (Nida), Ed (Maluh), Ernie (Vicky), Gary (Neda) and Lorna. An excellent cook and the true matriarch of the family, she was a loving, caring and strong Lola to 19 grandchildren and 9 great- grandchildren. Nellie will be deeply missed by her extended family and friends. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 13th and Wednesday, May 14th from 5-9 p.m. at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave. (4 lights north of Hwy. 7), Markham, 905-305-8508. Funeral Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish on Thursday, May 15th at 10 a.m. Cremation and interment to follow at a later date. Donations, in Nellie's memory, to ALS Canada would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chapelridgefh.com
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Published in the Toronto Star on May 13, 2014