Velma Eleanor Daley passed away unexpectedly at her home in the early morning hours of Mother’s Day, Sunday May 14th, 2023, in her 96th year.

Beloved wife of the late Dr. Daniel Daley, Velma was a dedicated and exceptional mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She will be so dearly missed by her children Jim (Gail), Eleanor, Ed (Sue), Jay (Cindy), grandchildren Katie (Paul), Ellen (John) , Chris (Stacey), Ryan (Kim) , Justin (Lora), Bradley (Matthew), Daniel (Nicole), Caitlin (Matt), Kylee (Ryan), Alex (Veronica), 12 great-grandchildren, her extended family, and her vast array of friends.

She was an incredible woman in so many ways. Living in her beautiful home on Georgian Bay, and still driving her car, she completely enjoyed the sunsets, nature and visits from us all. She was a remarkable, very intelligent and thoughtful individual with an astonishing memory. It is a shock that she has left us.

Visitation will take place at the Logan Funeral Home (705-746-5855), 81 James Street, Parry Sound, on Wednesday, May 24th, from 6:00-8:00 PM. A celebration of Velma’s life will take place at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, 58 Seguin Street, Parry Sound, on Thursday, May 25th at 11:00 AM. Reception to follow. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the West Parry Sound Health Centre Foundation or St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (donations by cheque or e-transfer to [email protected]) would be appreciated.


Our deepest condolences on the loss of such a lovely lady.

-Laura Anne Moon

I am very saddened by the passing of this wonderful lady. Through the brief years when she was my mother-in-law and all the years since, she was gracious, kind, and devoted to all her family. I am especially grateful for her love and care for Kate and Ellen and their children. She will be missed by us all. My thoughts are with all the family in your loss.

-Ruth Rodgers

I'm sorry to hear of Mrs. Daley's passing. She was a good person and a dear friend to Janine's mom (Norma). I know that she will be missed but fondly remembered.

-Brian and Janine Gabel

Eleanor and family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of great loss

-Alison Guilbeau (Misener)

My sincere condolences to the Daley family.
Your mother was such a strong and amazing lady.
May your happy memories give you comfort during this difficult time.
Jodi Laking

-Jodi Laking

Sincere condolences to the extended Daley family. I met Mrs. Daley on a couple of occasions, she was such a kind person. Now she will be with her beloved Dr. Dan.

-Bonnie (Branch) Ashbee)

I was saddened to learn that the matriarch of the Dr. Daley family has left this world to join her love. My years of working with the wonderful Wright Clinic "family" have had a lasting positive experience on my life that will always remain in my heart. My sincere condolences to the Daley family. Please know my thoughts are with you.

-Rosalie Armbrust

Dear Eleanor and family, sincerest condolences to you as you mourn the loss of your wonderful and remarkable Mother. May her memory be a blessing to you and may you always be inspired and encouraged by her positive approach to life.

-Meredith Hall

I am saddened to hear of Velma’s passing. She was a wonderful lady who always had time to stop and chat. I am sorry I am unable to attend this funeral. Prayers

-Irva Stewart

Remembering such an incredible, loving, kind, generous, intelligent, supportive and brilliant woman - the heart of her family, and a dear friend to so many.
Our deepest sympathy to Eleanor and family on your most profound loss. Our hearts are with you. Lydia and Maura

-Lydia Adams

My condolences are sent to the extended family. Velma lived her life always in a positive light and concern for others. She will be missed.

-victoria eves

Dear Jim, Eleanor, Ed, Jay and all of the Dr. Daley Clan. I am saddened to hear of Aunt Velma's sudden passing. She was such an amazing, intelligent and caring woman. May your happy memories bring you comfort. My thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Rosemary Mason

-Rosemary Mason

Our condolences on the passing of Velma, such a warm and beautiful lady. We shared many a Church pew with Velma and Dan at St. Andrew's, always in the balcony, and enjoyed many conversations with them both. Remarkable, conscientious woman. Wonderful couple. She will be surely missed throughout the Parry Sound community. My mom and dad, Ann and Ron, thought the world of Velma and Dan. We're praying for the family.

-Dave Anderson

We have the fondest memories of Velma who, along with Dan, made us welcome and were so supportive of our family when we lived and worked in Parry Sound. Our sincere condolences to the family,

-Dr Chris & Peg Jarvis