Parris, May (nee Chell)

May Parris (nee Chell) passed away October 27th, 2016 peacefully at her home surrounded by family in her 89th year. Beloved wife of John Parris for 57 years. Predeceased by her father, Frederick Charles and mother, Kate (nee Rooney). Dear mother of son, Mark, St.Thomas and daughter Suzanne (Victor) Aziz, London. Extremely proud and devoted grandmother to Chris (London), Jennifer & Victoria (both of Toronto). May was born in London, England on Nov.13th, 1927, the 6th of 10 children and lived through WW2, The Blitz, evacuation to the country and an ear infection that left her deaf at age 4. She never considered this a disability and emigrated to Canada in 1958 where she worked as a typesetter for many years then in a factory setting. She is survived by one sister, Winnie (age 94, London, England) and one brother, Ted (age 87, Perth, Australia). She will also be dearly missed by Mark’s good friends, Emma Martinez and family (originally of El Salvador) as their surrogate grandmother. Cremation has taken place and according to her wishes, after a private family celebration of life, interment will take place at a later date in London, England beside her mum & dad. The family would like to thank her family doctor, Dr.Mai for his exceptional skill and caring, Dr. Chris Hollingsworth, Dr. Geoff Mills and the wonderful staff at the St.Thomas General Hospital for their care and concern on her many visits there. May loved her two beautiful rescue cats, Brother Earl and Baby so any donations could be sent to www.animaloutreach.ca . Online condolences to Williams Funeral Home Ltd.

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