Shamas, Talitha 'Tillie'

Shamas, Talitha 'Tillie'

April 8th, 2021

With family by her side, at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital on Thursday, April 8, 2021, Mrs. Talitha (Tillie) Shamas, in her 91st year. Beloved wife of the late Andrew Shamas (2010). Loving mother of Trevor, of Toronto. Survived and missed by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and many loving friends. Tillie’s life and unstoppable spirit was rooted in her quiet and gentle faith, lived out through 30 years of volunteer activity at University Hospital and her passion for the simple, God-given wonders of life: birds, flowers and singing, and, in Trevor’s view, being the most amazing mother the world has ever seen. Cremation has taken place. A private memorial service will be conducted at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation one hour prior.

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Trevor Hicks & Linda WardTrevor Our sincere condolences on the loss of your mom. As someone once told me, remember all the things she did that made you smile
Mary MacKenzie-HurtubiseMy deepest condolences Trevor... Our prayers are with you Ken Kayleigh and Mary
Debora BicumI will always remember Talitha as mum’s joyful cousin who always had a smile and a chuckle ready to share with everyone. Her remarkable free spirit will be greatly missed. So very sorry for your loss Trevor.
Lisa BicumSorry for your loss Trevor. Your Mother was a very special cousin and friend to our Mum and will be missed.
JoysonHeartfelt condolences Trevor on the loss of your Mother .. RIP Tillie..
Dawn and Judith PickeringWe were so sorry to hear of Tilly’s passing. Always smiling and full of happiness she will be missed. Abe and Audrey adored her. May your memories and love bring you comfort in this difficult time.
jackie farquharTrevor and family.....I am so glad that your dear Mother's long and important volunteer contribution was mentioned in her Obituary. I was the Director of Volunteers at U.H. way back and was thrilled to have Tillie as a part of our volunteer force. As you know, she worked on the Info. Desk outside the OR/ICU where she supported family members often in crises while they were waiting for news of their loved ones. Tillie's long gift of service to U.H. and the families was a remarkable and meaningful contribution. She was a special friend also to the staff in the units and in the volunteer office. My thoughts and sympathy go to you and your extended family as you deal with the loss of one special lady. Jackie F.
John & Suzanne CarlsonSo sorry for your loss, Trevor. Your Mom was a GEM. It was wonderful to get to know her. She will be missed. 🌷
Robin & Susan HorwathSorry for your loss Trevor. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.
Gary LamarchePlease accept my heartfelt condolences. I never had the pleasure of meeting her but knowing her son Trevor she must have been a great mother.
Cory LupinacciPlease accept our deepest sympathy and condolences. Your family and you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Cory and Julia Lupinacci, and the team at Adient
Todd BrunoOn behalf of the entire Foam Business Unit please accept our sincere condolences. You and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. Please don't hesitate to call or reach out if you guys need anything.
Guadalupe HernandezTrevor, We send you and your family our most sincere condolences for your Mother, We pray for strength and blessings to you and your family during this time. Adient Queretaro team.
BRIAN CROSSDear Trevor;I am so very sorry to hear of the recent death of your mother.Iwas so very blessed to have your father as a teacher of accounting from September 1972-May 1975 at Fansjawe College here in London,Ontario while pursuing my Marketing and Business Administration Diploma way back in May 1975 okay.As I recall your dad always had a king word for us all as we entered his accounting classes each day to reach our career aspirations in life those days with a genuine smile on his face and a kind word for each one of us.It truly was a divine oleasure to be in his class as an individual born with cerebral palsy on June 27,1953 ,leg braces to follow for the first 12 years of my young life,bot lo and behold sports acyivities at Westminister Highschool in London,Ontarioie;Senior Basketball and Football sustained my well being to forge ahead in my life and create a positiveenviremont for all my chosen friends and family associates as I trust you will likewise continue to do from this point forward with a smile and so many great memories of numerous delightful family gathering you allshared together in previus years ,I trust these chosen highlights of your life will sustain you all in the future with the lords guidance and understanding okay.Yours Sincerely Brian Cross, London,Ontario.1975 Business Administration Graduate, Fanshawe College,Londo,Ontario.
Penny and Graham TaylorTillie was our wonderful neighbor for 16 years..together with Andy, we in this Condo community ,enjoyed their company, conversations and so many happy times together..a big hole will be left amongst us...but left with a raft of wonderful memories....💖
David & Becky CarlsonSo sorry to hear of the passing of your mom Trevor! Please know that we are thinking and praying for you.
Pat & Michael MorelliOur condolences Trevor. When I think of your mom, when we were in highschool, I remember her smile as she insisted that we had something to eat. She was caring and very proud of your and your many accomplishments. Her kindness and caring will never be forgotten. You are in our prayers Zig.
Robert Poultney and Paula Wardhaugh Dear Trevor Our deepest condolences on the loss of your mom. We are thinking of you and yours in this very difficult time. Take care and hopefully we can see you in person soon. Rob & Paula
Peter and Laura HetuOur condolences Trevor for the loss of your mom. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We look forward to seeing you again when we are able to. Pete and Laura
Steve and Colleen HopfSending our sincere condolences to you Zig. Your mother sounds like she was a wonderful woman. We only had a chance to meet her a couple of times, but she was genuinely kind and gracious towards us. We will be thinking of you during this difficult time and thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Steve and Colleen and family.
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