October 20, 1920 – July 12, 2018
It is with sadness that we announce the death of Thelma Olga de Souza (nee Davies) in her 98th year. Thelma was predeceased by her husband of 62 years, Leo de Souza, her sister Anne, and brothers Sonny, Douglas and Stephen. She is survived by siblings Dianne, Joy and Robert Davies and Giselle Little. Thelma was a devoted mother of 6 children: Theresa, Tazik (Renate), Mary Di Pietro (Albert), Fran Hutton (Joseph), Phillip (Sandra), Margaret Griffin (Eric) and mother-in-law to Kay Canham (John Hostein). Thelma was predeceased by her children Mary (1991) and Phillip (2009) and carried her grief with her each day until her own death. We are comforted by the certainty that she is reunited with them now. She was the beloved grandmother of Michele nee de Souza (Jason Rees), Adrienne de Souza (Ronald Morriss), Meghan de Souza (Paul Goertz), Christi Di Pietro, Lisa Di Pietro (Paul Turpin), Elizabeth Di Pietro (James Flanagan), Shane Hutton (Denice), Laura nee Hutton (Nelson Pinto), Monica nee Griffin (Mathew Fisher) and Richard Griffin. She was the loving great-grandmother of Mary-Ashley Di Pietro (Shane Grant), Jack and Maddi Westbrook, Mackenzie and Campbell Turpin, the twins Jake and Angus, and Lenny Flanagan, Olivia and Darcy Morriss, and Catherine Fisher. The grief we feel is lessened by our knowledge of Thelma’s unwavering faith, and we are reassured that we will once again be reunited with her. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Turner Family Funeral Home in Dundas, ON. Visitation is Tuesday, July 17, 1-3 pm at St James Anglican Church, 137 Melville St., Dundas, ON. Funeral service at 3:30 p.m. A reception celebrating Thelma’s life will follow in the church hall. We wish to extend special thanks to St. Elizabeth’s home care service and Thelma’s special caregivers: Marie, Bibi, Sabina, Laura, and Stacey. In lieu of flowers a donation made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Epilepsy York, or Sick Kids’ Hospital would be greatly appreciated.