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Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON

OBITUARY

Maria Elena Vega

February 8, 1929January 8, 2020
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Maria Elena Silva de Vega passed away peacefully on the morning of January 8, 2020 at Southlake Regional Health Centre. Born on February 8, 1929 in Lima, Peru, Maria was the beloved wife of Guillermo, a devoted mother to Guillermo (Adela) and Nancy (Carlos), adored grandmother to Pamela (Craig), Vanessa (Marc) and Gonzalo, and doting great-grandmother to Sofia and Hawksley. She was predeceased by her daughter, Anita. Survived by her sister Luz and brothers Sergio, "Pepe" and Pedro. Predeceased by her brothers, Luis and Felipe. The family would like to thank Carmen and Hugo Vera for all of their help and support during these difficult two weeks.

Always up for conversation, Maria would chat with everyone regardless of whether they spoke Spanish or not. Even though dementia robbed her of her memories in her final years, she never let this dampen her spirit, nor did it stop her from trying to help you, whether she physically could or not.

Visitation will take place at the Thompson Funeral Home (530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora) on February 1 at 1:00 pm, followed by a memorial service at 2:00 pm and a reception afterwards. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Maria may be made to Southlake Regional Health Centre.

Descansa en paz, viejita. Ya estas con tu adorada Anita.

Services

1 February

Visitation

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON L4G 6W8

1 February

Memorial Service

2:00 pm

Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South
Aurora, ON L4G 6W8

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Reception following service

Memories

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Maka Rebagliati

January 10, 2020

My deepest condolences to the family. I remember her always happy and full of life.
She will be sadly missed!

Pamela Vega

January 10, 2020

Nani Mai, you kept me safe as we walked along busy roads to get to swim classes. You took care of me when I was sick, sometimes in ways I didn't really appreciate though you acted with love...like making me smell food when I was nauseous in order to expedite the inevitable. Things that I only appreciated when I was older.

You didn't really verbally say "I love you", but you said it through your actions. Like making a bowl of raisin-free arroz con leche just for me because you knew I didn't like raisins, or helping me with my jigsaw puzzles even though you didn't really like puzzles.

Now that you're gone, and all that I have left are these memories, I realize how precious they are. And I'll make sure that this great-grandchild that you were so close to meeting will know about your quick tongue, your endless conversations, and your loving actions.

Descansa en pas, abuelita. Te extraño mucho.

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Christmas, 2012

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Christmas, 2012

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Maria and Guillermo, Wedding Day, January 28, 1950

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