SAVELLE, Edith Mabel

Passed away peacefully with family by her side at Lakeridge Health in Oshawa on Saturday, September 15th, 2018; one day after her 92nd birthday.  Edith was most proud of her four sons as love of family came first, no matter what the boys got up to.  Her love of family continued with the arrival of six grandchildren and later, eleven great-grandchildren.  Equal was her devotion to her faith.  A long-time member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Whitby where she met many dear and close friends.  If unable to attend Sunday Mass she could be found watching, “mass for shut-ins” and, of course, her daily rosary.  She cared for all, donating to many charities and causes and, of course, her crocheted dish cloths can be found in many family and friend’s kitchens.  She is survived by sons Harry (Linda), Ted (Joan), Jim (Miyuki) and David; grandchildren Jamie, Adam, Matthew, Rob, Mike and Tara; great-grandchildren Juliette, Sydnee, Celina, Trent, Brie, Hayden, Genevieve, Elizabeth, Charlie, Fox and Archie, and brother Ted. Predeceased by her husband Harry of 47 years, and brothers Will, Lorne and Jack and sisters Sybil and Estelle.  Relatives and friends will be received at McINTOSH-ANDERSON-KELLAM FUNERAL HOME LTD., 152 King St. E., Oshawa on Thursday from 6 – 8 p.m.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 21st, 2018 at 10:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, 903 Giffard St. (west of Cochrane St.; north of Hwy #2 West), Whitby.  Father Damian officiating.  Reception to follow in the parish hall.  Interment will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at 12:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Cemetery, 800 Victoria Street, London.  Donations in memory of Edith to a charity of choice would be appreciated.  Online condolences may be shared at


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  • Sep 18, 2018

    Denyse Lynch
    My deepest condolences on your loss. I visited with Edith frequently at Taunton Mills where she resided and I volunteer. She loved you, her family, so very much and spoke often and proudly of you. Please know that she loved you all and was her happiest when you visited her. 
    We shared many discussions about family and faith which we both enjoyed. She was a dear friend to me and I will greatly miss her wisdom and her friendship very much. How fortunate we all were to have had her in our lives.
    Be comforted that she is now re-united with her Lord and husband.
    Denyse Lynch  
  • Sep 18, 2018

    David and Joanne Holmes and family
    Harry, Ted, Jim, David and families,
    Those we love don't go away,
    They walk beside us every day,
    Unseen, unheard, but always near,
    Still loved, still missed and very dear.
    Someone as special as Aunt Edith will never be forgotten. She will remain in our hearts forever.
    We will remember her gifts of tea towels  and the many conversations we enjoyed.
    We will cherish the beautiful memories of Aunt Edith.
  • Sep 18, 2018

    Percy and Linda Harding
    Our deepest condolences to Ted and his family. At this very difficult time we hope you can find comfort in the beautiful memories you had with your Mom. 
    Sincerely, Linda & Percy
  • Sep 19, 2018

    Jim and Donna O\'Brien
    Ted and family,you are in our thoughts and prayers at this time of lost.Your memories of your mom will be treasured in your hearts till the end of time. 
    Your mom is now resting in eternal peace.
    Our sincerest condolences
  • Sep 20, 2018

    Barb Turford
    Aunt Edith you are one of the Greats enjoy your reward in Heaven , LOVE you Bill and Barb
  • Sep 20, 2018

    Mike and Barb Savelle
    Harry, Ted, Jim and David and families
    Sending our deepest condolences on the passing of Aunt Edith. May you have many memories of such a lovely lady, I have fond memories of her. 
  • Sep 21, 2018

    Michelle Fawdry
    So sorry to hear of Mrs Savelle's passing.  She was our "London grandma" when we were children in London.  All four of us Fawdry girls loved going for a visit!
  • Sep 21, 2018

    Janice Morken
    To Edith’s family,
    I send my heartfelt condolences in the loss of this beautiful soul.  I am sorry I will not be able to attend the celebration of Edith’s life.  I am privileged to have known Edith.  Gracious, always a lady, with intelligence and a sharp wit.  Such a delight!   Edith you will be missed, but the warmth of your loving smile will live on in my heart.  
    With love,
  • Sep 21, 2018

    Paul & Deb Savelle
    Harry, Ted, Jim, David and families:
    Our sympathies in the passing of your mother.
    Paul & Deb Savelle
    I have fond memories of Uncle Harry, Aunt Edith and all of you.

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