It is with deepest sorrow we announce the passing of Thelma Kalita on October 31, 2022 in her 90th year.
Thelma was born January 09, 1933 in Tillsonburg. Predeceased by her husband Edward . Dearly loved mother of Gary and Linda Kalita, Carolyn and David Arn, Diane Kalita, Joanne and John Johnston, Christine and Denis Hardy, John and Celedonia Kalita, Peter and Willma Kalita, Paul and Jakki Kalita, Mary and Peter Jocius, David and Sheila Kalita. Thelma was blessed with many grandchildren and great grandchildren. Thelma is survived by her sister-in-law Jannette Huszczo and Marian McCollow as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by grandsons Cole Kalita , Christopher Graham and great granddaughter Adalynn Hardy. Thelma enjoyed being entertained by her children , grandchildren, and great grandchildren. She was active in everyday farming activities. She could always make the perfect soggy tomato sandwich, helping with the tobacco harvest and following the grain wheels to town. Mom was the Matriarch of our family.Also a Legion member for many years; darts, ceramics, dancing and cards. Reunions and special occasions such as Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving were large family gatherings .Casinos awaited her arrival monthly where luck was usually on her side. Yearly trips to travel across Canada were enjoyed. Mom always had a drink and a snack for whoever came through the farmhouse door. Visitation will be held on Thursday November 3, from 5-8 pm. at Arn Funeral Home 193 Shackleton St Dutton [519-762-2416]. A Celebration of Life will be held at St Mary's Catholic Church 132 Main St West Lorne on Friday November 4, 2022 at 11:00 am. Interment in St Mary's Cemetery. Donations to The West Elgin Auxiliary Welfare or a Hospital of choice greatly appreciated.