Schomburg, Thelma

Schomburg, Thelma

April 6th, 2021

Peacefully passed on Tuesday, April 6, 2021, at the age of 88. Beloved wife of Hugh for 67 years. Dear mother of Carla (Larry) Barnes, John (Jill), and Sandy (Karen); Grandma to Kelly Barnes; and Nana to Alex, Rose, and Chris. Predeceased by her parents, John and Thelma Sanderson; and her sister, Barbara. Thelma was born in London, Ontario on October 6, 1932. In her earlier years, Thelma enjoyed singing with the Conservatory Choir. In her later years, she liked to work on puzzles, crafts, and her computer. Thelma loved to golf and was a long-time member of Sunningdale Golf & Country Club. When mom wasn’t golfing, she liked to cheer on her favourite baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays. Thelma was a proud member of the Classic Tappers senior dance troupe and enjoyed performing for the public. She also loved teaching others how to tap dance at Beal Focus 60. Thelma was a member of the May Court Club of London and the Huff N’ Puff. Mom was proud of obtaining her BA degree from the University of Western Ontario in her later years. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Thelma are asked to consider a charity of their choice.

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Rob & Cathy DuttonWe are so sorry to hear of Thelma's passing and our heart goes out to her family. Rob has fond memories of Thelma, including her making him tea and cookies whenever he went over to visit. We are keeping you in our thoughts and are here for you John and Jill if you need anything.
william&cecilia DaviesOur sincere condolences to Hugh and the family Thelma was a kind giving women that loved people and life She will be missed but not forgotten
Deirdre and maxHugh, Carla , John Sandy We will all miss her. Your mother was a fine lady. Areal lady. She was my bridge partner, my golf partner, my fellow adventure in Alabama and my good friend. We have been thinking of the family over the past few days. We will be sad but we will have so many good times with Thelm to remember Max and Deirdre
George ReintjesDear Hugh, Carla, John and Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of Thelma's death. She was such a classy and lovely lady, you were a lucky bunch to have a wife and mother like her. George Reintjes
George ReintjesDear Hugh, Carla, John and Sandy, I am so sorry to hear of Thelma's death. She was such a classy and lovely lady, you were a lucky bunch to have a wife and mother like her. George Reintjes
John & Sandy DixonHugh and Family, Our deep condolences on Thelma's passing. We had so much fun in those Clarke Road days. Later we had Thelma and her Hoofers at our Probus Meeting in Grand Bend. Thelma was a talented, kind, friendly and classy lady.
Bill & Barb DunlopSo sorry to hear that Thelma has died. We were always going to have a get together . Thinking of you and Thelma with such fond memories. Since we have lost touch over the years we were shocked to read the bad news. Our condolences to Hugh and the family. Barb and Bill
Pete TelfordAnother Thelma quality that must be mentioned - a wonderful provider of creative and delicious foods, which made History Department celebrations most memorable.
Don & Elvy UrbshottThose who die do not go away, They walk beside us everyday, Unseen, unheard but very near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. We have shared so many good times with you, Hugh and Thelma, that we will never forget.
Carol ChapmanDear Uncle Hugh, Carla, John and Sandy We were all very saddened to hear the news about Aunt Thelma. Please accept our sympathies at what we know is a difficult time. We hope that your many wonderful memories are giving you comfort now and will continue to do so in the days ahead. We are thinking of you all. xo Carol & Rich Chapman and family.
Lori (Duquette) ThwaitesDear Uncle Hugh, Carla, John and Sandy, My fondest memories of Aunt Thelma are of watching her create a beautiful flowered hooked rug and special dinners at Grandma & Grandpa’s. She was a happy busy lady, quick to smile and laugh. Our deepest condolences to you all. Lori & Bob Thwaites
Bev LymburnerDear Uncle Hugh and family, Iwas sorry to hear of Aunt Thelmas passing. I remember good times when mom and I would meet Aunt Thelma to clean out grandma's house then having lunch at casino. I also remember the few times I would go with you both, and mom to Pt. Edward casino and when you both came to put our mom in the mausoleum with Paul. Take solace in knowing that she is with her parents, and her sister. Love to you all. Bev Lymburner.
Harry, Ted and Bonnie AitkenHugh, Carla, John and Sandy, we are all so sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. She was always a delight to be around and made you feel comfortable when she was talking with you. We remember the Sanderson reunions on the farm, Springbank and Bayfield. Fond memories.
Sandra ClarkI am so sorry to hear of Thelma's passing. You will all be my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead.
Peter and Carol ChapmanDear Hugh and Family Saddened to hear of Thelma's passing. You had many wonderful years together. Our condolences to you and your family. Peter and Carol Chapman
Donna HammondSo sorry to hear of Thelma’s death. Thelma was a caring , kind person and I know her family will miss her very much. Rest In Peace.
Betty SandersonHugh and family I was so sorry to learn of Thelma’s passing. I have fond memories of family reunions and Heron Island. My deepest sympathy to all of you at this sad time.
John and Brenda VouvalidisHugh and Family, we are deeply saddened by the loss of Thelma. She was such a kind and gentle spirit who enjoyed life. We know you will keep her memory forever in your hearts.
Keith & Phyllis JohnstonHugh! We are so sorry to hear about your loss of Thelma. You will look back over those 67 years and enjoy many fond memories. We last saw both of you on TV lining up for your vaccine. Our sincere condolences.
Dennis and Margaret PickersgillSincere condolences to Hugh and family,we will certainly miss Thelm,she was a caring gentle lady
Shirley WhitneySincere condolences to Hugh and family. Many memories of good times in the past.
Remi and Rhoda Van HorikHugh , we were saddened to hear of Thelma's passing. She was a lovely lady. Our sincere condolences go out to you and your family.
Merle HazelwoodI spent many happy years with Thelma as a member of the Classic Tappers. Thelma was a talented sincere Classic lady. She will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Jack &Dana GarrettDear Hugh, Our sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family on Thelma’s passing. We have fond memories of spending time with you and the “golf group” at Orange Beach for several years.
Ron Dutton and FamilySo very sorry to learn of Thelma's sudden passing, was very sad news. She was always welcoming to us teenagers at your home during high school, with her caring smile and personality, as well as plenty of tea and cookies. Memories of her will always be cherished. Or sincerest condolences to Hugh and family during these difficult times.
Lew FrenchDear Hugh and family, So very sorry to learn of Thelma's passing.. you shared so many wonderful times and memories. Sincere condolences
Pat and Rick AitkenDear Hugh and family, we are saddened to hear of Thelma's passing. thoughts of her bring back happy memories of her at the Sanderson family reunions. Our thoughts are with you and hope that your fond memories of her give you support in the time ahead. Love from cousin Rick and wife Pat.
Bob GooderHi Hugh, Thinking of you in your time of loss.
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