1938 – 2019
In the evening of Wednesday March 20, 2019, Diva (Dee) Doreen Chahley passed away peacefully, listening to her favourite music and surrounded by her family. Dee’s life began on September 8, 1938 in Coleman, Alberta when she was born to Anthony and Belinda DeCecco. She married the love of her life and soulmate Eugene Chahley in 1963 and they shared 56 beautiful years together. Together they created an abundant life filled with love of family, good food, and good music. Their love for each other formed the bedrock of Stephen, Tonia, Jason, and Bailey’s lives.
Dee was a fiercely loving and devoted mother, friend, and confidante to her children Stephen and Tonia, and made a warm and accepting home where all of the kids in the neighbourhood were fed and welcomed. She made her children’s interests her own, whether it was hosting band practices in the basement or learning how to braid a horse’s tail for horse shows.
Dee’s true calling was that of a loving Nana. From the moment she saw her granddaughter come into the world, Bailey was the center of her universe. She took immense pleasure spending time with Bailey, teaching her to sew and cook “with wild abandon”. She was Bailey’s best friend and will be truly missed.
Cherished sister to John Robert DeCecco of Fort Macleod, Alberta and Linda Herrle of Calgary, Alberta. Beloved sister-in-law to Nat and Ron Cotton of Edmonton Alberta, Iris and Jake Burritt of Athabasca, Alberta. Dee was predeceased by her beloved sister-in-law Nadia Beck.
Our beloved wife, mother, and grandmother passed as a result of complications due to COPD.
Interment took place at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Bolton, Ontario.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to the Laurel Hill Cemetery Improvement Fund, c/o 203 Queen Street S., Bolton L7E 2C6.
Condolences for the family may be offered at www.EganFuneralHome.com