Celima Margaret Mary Swailes, of Hanover, passed away at Hanover and District Hospital, on Sunday, October 29, 2023 in her 80th year.
Born in Midland, daughter of the late Andrew and Margaret (Vallee) Pelletier. Many will remember Celima and her friendly smile during her many years working at McDonald’s in Owen Sound and Hanover, and at the local grocery store, Hank's Food Basket in Hanover. Celima was always very involved in her community and church in many ways, and she was always generous with her spare time. She was involved in the CWL, the Hanover Legion and the Legion Ladies Auxiliary, and the Hanover Hospital Auxiliary.
Beloved wife of Ross Miller. Loving mother of Chris (Tara) Swailes of Orillia, Greg (Rachel) Swailes of Owen Sound, Scott Swailes of Ottawa, Teresa (Kevin) Hillyer of Brampton, and step sons Jeff (Diane) Miller of Kitchener and Rodney (Kim) Miller of New Hamburg. Special grandmother of Emily, Mikala, Victoria, Thomas, Zachary, Cameron, Ron, and Jason, and great grandmother of Robert, Isabella, and Isabelle. Loved by her sister Marie Marshall of Victoria Harbour, and sisters-in-law Doreen (John) Vinson of Elmvale, Verna Baker of Owen Sound, and Linda (Doug) Jackman of Owen Sound. Fondly remembered by her nieces and nephews and their families. Predeceased by her parents, grandson Joshua Swailes, granddaughter Kimberly Imeson, and brother-in-law Brian Marshall.
A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, at 10:30 am, at Holy Family Church, Hanover, followed by a Celebration of Life at the Hanover Legion from 12 noon until 2 pm. Interment in Hanover Cemetery.
Memorial donations to Cystic Fibrosis Canada (https://cysticfibrosistribute.crowdchange.ca/2196/donate) or the Hanover Hospital Auxiliary would be appreciated as expressions of sympathy.
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Ross, so sorry to read this notice. Love and prayers are with you and family. Enjoyed working with her over the years. Take care and thinking of you all!
Ross and family, so sorry to hear of your loss.
My sympathy. Al Monk
So sorry to hear of Colima passing Ross. God Bless you and your family. My sincere condolences.- Pat Hayes
Ross and family, we are so sorry for your loss of Celima. She will be missed by all she encountered.- Pat and Rick Anderson
So sorry too hear of Celimas passing deepest condolences too you and your family John and Marenia Myers- John Myers
Ross, sorry to hear about Celima's passing , she was a great person! Thinking about you and your family!- Clarine Schnurr
Dear Ross and family,
We extend out heartfelt condolences to you in the loss of your beloved Celima. She will be remembered by us for her sweet and gentle spirit. We worshipped together at Holy Family and played cards together many times at the Senior's hall. I also remember being served by her several times at the hospital gift shop. Her love and memory will forever be in your hearts. May God be your source of strength and comfort during this difficult time and always.
Our Sincere Condolences on the loss of your wife, mother, grandmother.- Greg and Nancy Sharpe
So sorry for your loss. Bessie- Bessie Robinson
Our Sympathy on the loss of your loved one.- Bob & Dolores Bohnert
Ross and all Celimas' family: I knew your Mom through the Legion and Ladies auxiliary. She was so much fun to work with/ - I remember her laughter and her smile - she will not be forgotten. My sympathy to Celima's family and to you Ross, the love of her life. Rose Yuke
Worked with Celima at Hank's, many moons ago. Great lady. Sympathies to you Ross and family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Ross and the family at this sad and difficult time. She was a lovely person and she will be missed.
Ray and Pat 🙏🤗💕
Ross & family, our deepest condolences.
We met her twice @ shuffleboard and what a lovely lady she was.
Now she has eternal rest with the Good Lord.
Randy & Sandy
I send my sincere condolences during this time of sorrow. The Bible promises that your loved one will live again on a beautiful paradise earth when death will be no more. (John 5:28, 29; Revelation 21:4)- Gale Ellis
So sorry for your loss, She was a great friend of ours She will leave us wonderful memories of our time together- Mary Lou & Wayne Bastin
Sincere condolences to you and all the family.- Annita Rody
A wonderful lady...sincere condolences to Ross and the family. Treasure the memories.