Barclay (née Oliva), Carmela 'Carmen'

Barclay (née Oliva), Carmela 'Carmen'

October 23rd, 2019

At Vancouver General Hospital, on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, Carmela ‘Carmen’ Barclay (née Oliva), of Vancouver and formerly of London, in her 64th year. Beloved daughter of Tita and the late Filippo Oliva. Much loved and loving sister of Joe (Debbie), of Kitchener, Frank (Tracey) and Phil (Irene), all of London. Missed also by her aunts, uncles, nephews, cousins and their families, by her good friend Fred, of Vancouver, and by her cat Gypsy. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be conducted at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., with visitation from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Private family interment of ashes at a later date. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Carmela are asked to consider a local cancer related charitable cause. 

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Nancy JohnsonTo Tita Joe Frank and Phil and families my sincere condolances on the passing of a wonderful daughter sister sister in law aunt niece and cousin.We will all miss Carmela in St.Thomas.Carmela truly knew what mattered in life.She loved her family and connected with so many extended family and friends.May Carmela rest in peace.
Jessie My condolences to Carmela' s lovely family. She spoke of you often and with great love. I'll miss her so much! Much love from her Vancouver family. J
John and Josephine Oliva Carmen a gentile person.will be missed
Angelina Ieraci So glad for the quality time spent when she visited us. Always loved her candid honesty. Will miss that Woman. Such a sweet, fun spirit.
Daryn MarhofferTo Aunt Tita, Joe, Frank, Phil and families, There has always been (and always will be) a soft spot in my heart for Carmela. She had such a big heart with a genuine love for all in her life. Her laugh and her smile were so contagious. Peter and I lived with her in Vancouver while she was going through some life transitions. During that time she taught me that laughter really is the best medicine. That personal strength comes from within. That the more you smile the less you frown and to always give more than you take. What a woman. Even in tough times she knew how to find the silver linings. Also, her love of helping a cat in need landed her some of the coolest cat personalities. She was truly the best cat mom! A true Angel on earth who just earned her wings.
Ann and Bob SpencerJoe, Debbie and the Oliva family, we are so sorry to hear of the loss of your sister Carmen, our deepest condolences .
Jean SalmonTo all family members including her cat Gypsy. I had the pleasure of working with this lovely laughable person at Victoria Hospital. She always had a smile on her face that would light up a room. Live love & laugh were some of her best words ever Another angel in our heart has truly earned her wings. REST In Peace Carmen.
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