October 1, 1931 – January 3, 2016
Poff, Fay (nee Thacker) – Peacefully at St. Joseph’s Villa on January 3, 2016. Loving mother of Christopher, Victoria (Simons), Rebecca and Rachel. Caring grandmother to Hannah, Carson, Alexandra and Caroline. Married to Keith Poff. Fay was born on October 1, 1931 in Fremantle, Western Australia to parents Irene Pharazyn and Charles Liljegren. Fay was a secretary in London, England and then immigrated to Canada where she was a secretary in Copper Cliff, Ontario at Inco Metals. She loved the outdoors, the ocean, swimming , tennis and had boundless energy. She loved travel, cooking, The Bee Gees, had great style and beauty and enjoyed caring for her family and friends with incredible zest for life. She will be missed and forever loved. A celebration of Fay’s life will be held Saturday January 30th at 11am at St. James’ Anglican Church, 137 Melville St, Dundas. Donations made to the Canadian Alzheimer Society would be greatly appreciated by the family.
I had met Fay several times @ Keith’s apt. on Kelly Lake Road. I lived across the hall from Keith & they would travel together to the cottage. Your parents were both so engaging & interesting to talk to. I wish I had realized that Fay was at St. Joe’s as I often visit a cousin permanently residing next door at St. Joe’s CCC & would have taken the time to visit with her. My sympathies to your family at this time.
Vicki Thurlow, Wahnapitae, On
My deepest sympathy to all in the loss of your Mother and Grandmother. May your memories keep her close to your heart.
I knew Fay as a neighbour growing up on Evans Rd., Copper Cliff and then again our paths crossed as employees at Inco. May your memories be a blessing to you as you grieve. Both your parents were well known in the Evans Rd neighbourhood. My sympathy: Shirley (Springer) Erkila
My deepest sympathy to the Poff family on the death of your mother,
Fay. We were neighbours on Evans Road in
Copper Cliff. She was truly a marvellous person, so friendly, sunny and above all, a great mother. I really admired her.
I met Fay when we were both swimming parents in Copper Cliff.Our daughter Nicole swam with Rachel and we all had such great times. One in particular was the year that Fay and I decided that we would enter the bath tub race on the lake. While our girls swam we built or I should say threw together a boat of some sort and on the day of the race off we went with all the husbands and kids in tow,, launched our tub, and got into it and promptly sank. The cheering was incredible and we were later featured on the local news. Hope this bit of history will cause you all to have a bit of a chuckle and a glimpse into who your Mother was when she wasn’t at the pool watching our girls swim.
Keep your memories close to your heart and know that your Mom was remembered often. I have told that story to many of my friends our sympathies to all the family
My sincere condolences to all who are Fay’s family I first met Fay 1959 in Sudbury when my husband Don Cheeseman and I moved there.. And then caught up with her again many years later when she returned to W.A. She was a great girl – fun, kind. efficient and thoroughly dependable and so stylish. I am so pleased to have known her.