In Celebration of

Shirley Eunice Vella

August 30, 1934 -  January 23, 2019

Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at the age of 84. Beloved wife of the late Peter Paul Vella. Loving mother of Pauline and her husband Simon and Sharon and her husband Sean. Cherished grandmother of Emily and Madeline. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Butler Chapel at 4933 Dundas St. W., (between Kipling & Islington Aves.) Etobicoke on Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 12 noon until the time of the Funeral Service in the Chapel at 1 p.m. For those who wish, donations may be made to the ALS Foundation of Canada or to a charity of your choice. On-line condolences may be made through


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Donna Ortolan (Friend of family)

Entered January 29, 2019 from Toronto

Dear Sharon & Sean, I feel very privileged to have met your mom on several occasions and have wonderful memories of her warmth and compassion for people. She was a strong, independent lady who did things on her terms ~ something we can all learn from. I'm sorry for your loss but trust that she is watching over you now from a gentler, kinder place. You both took such wonderful care of her.
Love to you both,

Sean Macnab (Son in law)

Entered January 30, 2019 from Toronto

Shirly's was a wonderful mother in law and a great friend, wise and classy , always looked at people's China when tea was served, but still was kind and thoughtful, with a sutle sense of humour. She was surrounded by friends and family during her passing, and she'll be dearly missed . 🌹

Sue Lynne Lui (Friend of the family)

Entered January 30, 2019 from Los Angeles, CA

Dear Sharon, Sean and Pauline, I am so saddened to hear that your mom has passed away. I have fond memories of her from the days when we were next door neighbours. She was generally a private person, yet I always felt welcome in your house, sometimes on a daily basis. She had so much patience for your dad's silly jokes and antics, to say nothing of ours. I am truly sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in my thoughts and memories.

Taryn Ortolan (Friend)

Entered February 3, 2019


My deepest condolences to you and your family for such an immense loss. Andrew, little Edwin and I are sending a supportive hug your way. I’m sorry I can’t be there in person to honour your mother.


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