Thelma DAVIES

DAVIES – Thelma May. It is with a heavy heart that the family announces the quiet passing of Thelma May Davies on November 26, 2011 in Chilliwack, BC. Thelma was born in Toronto, Ontario on the 4th of May 1919 and was the oldest daughter to Victor and Irene Neilson. She worked at numerous occupations in her younger years from sorting catalogues to working in a machine gun factory during the war. She met and married Phillip Davies and raised two sons. She became a book binder and an offset pressman and joined De Havilland Aircraft, Canada in 1957 and finished a long career with Spar Aerospace, printing NASA material for the development of the Canadarm for space flight. She moved to British Columbia in 1987 and became involved with the Senior’s Help And Awareness Council of the Abbotsford Police. Thelma is predeceased by her husband Phillip Cavell Davies on June the 1st, 1985 and her youngest sister Irene Neilson in 1963. Thelma will be heavily missed by her sons Barry Davies (Shirley) of Chilliwack and Victor Davies (Mary) of Winnipeg; sisters Marie Warren of Ontario / Florida, Gladys McQuinn, Huntsville, ON, Bettie Aitchison, Innisfil, ON, brother, Ernest Robert Neilson, Belleville, ON, and numerous beloved nieces and nephews. She leaves grandchildren Steven (Michelle), Robert (Jeana), Krystal, Amanda, Stacey, Lisa, Kim, Darlene and three great grandchildren.

Loving memories we

will never forget,

And you will be sadly

missed along life’s way.

With silent thought

and deep regret,

We will think of you every day.

Though no longer in

our life to share,

But, in our hearts you

will always be there.

Thelma so loved her family and those that contributed so much to her happiness in her long life. The family is grateful to Fraser Health and Heritage Village, Chilliwack, for their excellent care and the help that they gave the immediate family. A memorial service for Thelma is planned at a future gathering of the family.


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