Daley (nee McPhee), Mary 'Isabel'

Daley (nee McPhee), Mary 'Isabel'

May 17th, 2020

Peacefully at Chelsey Park LTC Home, London, at the age of 95. Beloved wife of the late Joseph Elvin Daley. Cherished mother of Sharon Strong (James) and Tom (Linda), both of London. Adored grandmother of Paul and Ken Strong; Mark, Mathew and Kristin Daley. Predeceased by her parents, Donald and Edna McPhee. Isabel taught at Norwell District High School for many years. As per Isabel’s request, cremation has taken place and due to the current restrictions of COVID-19, there will be a private family interment. Those wishing to make a donation in memory of Isabel are asked to consider the “Community Pantry” of Mount Forest, ON.

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Eric ThompsonDear Tom and Sharon, Our heart felt condolences to both of you and your families. The lives of any who knew "Auntie Bell" were greatly enriched and her caring nature and wit will be missed very much by all of us. Very best wishes, Eric, Erin and David
Kato ThompsonTom & Linda and family, and Sherry & Jim and family, we are so very sorry for your loss, and at such a difficult time. Auntie Bell will live on in our hearts as one of the most caring and incredible people, and my life was so incredibly blessed by her being in it. We will miss her greatly, particularly all of the great conversations and chuckles. Love and hugs, Ron & Kato and family.
John YostMrs. Daley was one of my favourite teachers at Norwell. She taught me typing, a skill which I still use to this day in my job. A wonderful lady, a wonderful teacher, that touched and impacted so many people. Go Habs Go Mrs. Daley! My condolences to her family, friends and all of the students she inspired with her kind gentle nature and warm smile. Thank you for mentoring us! John Yost class of 1978....typed at 38 wpm
Pat Whyte & FamilyDear Sherry, Jim, Tom, Linda and Families Your mum , my dear aunt, was my role model. She was smart, strong, ethical, caring and involved in life issues. As you know, she was my strength for the present and my link to the history of our families. I will miss her greatly. My deepest condolences for you and your families who must feel blessed to have the world’s best mother, grandmother and great grandmother Love, Pat (niece)
Sharion Searle Condolences sent to the family of Mrs. Daley. She taught me typing T Norwell and one was one of my favourite teachers at that time. Fondly remember those days when it was an electric model. The typing skill was used daily during my working years and even today on the computers. Thinking fondly of her. She will be missed.
Larry NewtonI was just thinking of Mrs. Daley a few days ago. She taught me bookkeeping at Norwell in the early 70s and was one of the best teachers I ever had. I will miss her. I will never forget her letting us listen to one of the 1972 Canada Russia hockey games from Russia on the radio
Marilyn Toner KochMy sympathies to Mrs. Daley’s family. She was an amazing, caring teacher. She cared about her students and definitely made a difference in my life. Heaven has gained an amazing angel! ❤️
Shania DirsteinEnjoying tea with Isabel was something I always looked forward to. Loved her stories and humor, wisdom and strength. I would usually look through her pile of books for a new novel that caught my eye. Id often leave carrying a scrap of paper with authors and titles scribbled, plans to find them at the library. I miss her dearly, and the whole ELDER family from Ayton send our sympathies as well.
Bonnitta RitchieDear Sherry and Jim and family, Tom and Linda and family. I am sorry to hear of the passing of your mom, our Aunt Isabel. She was a touchstone of the Daley family, and a wonderful aunt to myself and so many cousins. She was always available to listen and provide wise wisdom and humour to all that came to her. She was an inspiration to so many and a compassionate and caring person with a gift of insight. She will be remembered by the life she lived, she will be missed. Please accept our sympathy from me and family.
Cathy Rice-MunroThinking of you all at this time. I was very fortunate to have met Auntie Bell from my best friend Kato. We had visited her and Uncle Joe years ago at their farm. I also got to introduce her to my 2 children with a visit with Kato in London. Thank you to the Thompson family for introducing such a lovely lady to me. Enjoy a cup of tea with Mrs. T and say hello to her and Joe. You will be missed by many....hugs xox Cathy and family
Laurie GreenwoodI was in Mrs. Daley’s grade nine typing class ad later accounting. She was my favourite teacher in high school. I would arrive at school early by bus and like several other students, the time before 9:00 was spent in her classroom chatting with her. It was a very cheery way to start the day. She was interested in each of us and positive in her responses to us. I chose to go to Vancouver to study and she was always supportive of me. When I came home to visit family I always visited her, she would insist on serving me lunch and we would have a good catch up talk. I stayed in Vancouver, working, marrying and raising children. We stayed in touch and I continued to visit her when home with first my husband, and then my kids. She became Isabel to me. We always got a warm welcome, and more lunches. She was an avid reader and encouraged my children in their reading. She was always interested in my children as she was in me for all of these years. Isabel was a very special person, I feel so lucky to have had her in my life. Like everyone who knew and loved her I will miss her very much. My condolences to all of her family and friends. Laurie Greenwood
Brenda and Barry SimpsonDear Tom, Linda and family and Sherry, Jim and family, Our sincerest condolences for your loss, your in our thoughts. We’ll miss Auntie Isabel’s scrap paper notes with always a funny story.......and the best roast potatoes I ever had! She was sweet, kind, generous and touched the hearts and minds of many who were blessed enough to know her. We are proud to say she was our Auntie Isabel, We have many good memories of our favourite auntie and we will miss her dearly. Love Brenda and Barry
Lois BellMy sincere condolences to Tom and Sherry and families.Your mom was such a lovely person. I will miss my dear c0usin.
M. RestorickDear Sherry, Tom and families, I send my deepest condolences. Isabel's sharp and inquisitive mind, generous heart and positivity is something I aspire to. It is no wonder why her social schedule was always full with people that loved her and that she made friends so easily. She will be truly missed.
Arthur ChengMy sincerest condolences to Sherry, Tom, and family members, Isabel was such a happy and popular person with so many friends, and I think this is a reflection of her kindness toward others, her desire to maintain lifelong friendships with people of all ages, but also her knack to somehow remember everything going on in everyone's lives, which was amazing. I cherished the time I spent with Isabel and she will be greatly missed.
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