Born in Birmingham, England, predeceased by the Love of her Life, Jim (1988) & four siblings. With grace and dignity, Ma was granted her sole wish; to be with her Jim again.
She entrusts to carry on the traditions she honoured & values she exemplified…”her one & only” son Grant, daughter in-law Teresa, grandsons Lance and Steve & their true loves, Amanda & Lacey May.
For nearly 70 years, Em was a resident of this Valley. Known as the Sunshine Girl & a long-standing OAP member, she was heavily involved in serving the community through volunteer work. She was a dedicated wife for more than 40 years, an avid gardener, & Kar-lyn Cafe entrepreneur. She delighted in sharing her home, epitomized good-will & promoted a true appreciation for family life. She introduced her boys to the world of music, supported their involvement in countless activities; always their greatest fan! She remained the most attentive of mothers & grandmothers and considered her “boys” the greatest of all achievement & the absolute, light of her life!
It must have required courage beyond our imagination to survive the intense years of Depression & War, and it would be an injustice to even attempt to capture the extent of that experience. Em Daly remained a woman of fortitude, strong convictions and determination. And she displayed this throughout the so-called “Golden Years”, struggling to maintain her independence for as long as she was able; gallivanting to & fro Reno & Hawaii, & cruising many miles in “Little D”. When the time came to park the Goole, it was the crew at Olson Manor & Home Support that we came to rely on. Case Mgr. Eileen & Dr. Kerswell were instrumental in helping us to relocate to Nana’s, which would become Ma’s home away from home, & we remain so thankful for this support.
To our “family” at Nana’s House; we will be eternally grateful for the incredible care you provided the past 3 ½ years. Most of all, for loving Ma with all your heart! Sandy, Keith, Krysten, Laurie, Debbie & “Henry”… the dignity & respect you honoured Em with was exceptional and truly, a priceless gift! You appreciated her humor & had the ability to make her smile, “boost” her spirits & in turn, do the same for us. Thank you for giving us these final, precious years!
To Ma’s extended family & life-long friends…please know how much she cared for you and that her soul was engrained with many fond memories. She insisted that there be no Service; her parting words always, “get yourself home now”. So, call a loved one, and tell them you’ll be home soon!
We Love You Ma ~ Say Hi to Our Dad’s for Us!