Basil Robert Darrah
December 1, 1931 ~ December 28, 2022
elevated 5tm5f Teresa Helena Darrah
August 4, 1932 ~ March 25, 2021
Thursday, March 16, 2023 at 12pm
Chapel of St. Joseph – Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
211 Langstaff Road East, Thornhill, ON, L3T 3Z6
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elevated 5tm5f Interment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
8361 Yonge Street, Thornhill, ON, L3T 2C7
elevated 5tm5f Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Teresa Darrah (nee O’Rourke) on March 25th, 2021 and the passing of our father, Basil Darrah, on December 28th, 2022.
elevated 5tm5f Teresa was born on August 4th, 1932 in Campbellford, Ontario. She was the youngest of seven children and was raised on a dairy farm. After high school she went to St Joseph’s Hospital Nursing School in Peterborough and graduated in 1954 as a registered nurse. She loved being a nurse and she especially enjoyed her work as a visiting nurse.
elevated 5tm5f Basil was born in Quebec City on December 1st, 1931. He moved to Campbellford when he was twelve. He eventually moved to Toronto and graduated with an engineering degree from the University of Toronto.
elevated 5tm5f Basil and Teresa were married for almost 64 years. Loving parents to Catherine, Louise, Patrick (Lyne) and Janet (Steve).
elevated 5tm5f They will be fondly remembered by their seven grandchildren. Katie, Daniel, Adam, Julia, Liam, Keara and Joel.
elevated 5tm5f Basil and Teresa travelled the world together and Basil was known for taking many pictures and video recordings of their trips.
elevated 5tm5f They loved to entertain at home, especially on Sundays where they would host the entire family. Teresa was an excellent cook and could bake a mean apple pie and butter tarts.
elevated 5tm5f They will be deeply missed.
elevated 5tm5f Donations
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation or Diabetes Canada.
I extend my condolences to the whole Darrah family. I remember being invited by Cathy to their home for dinner, a swim in the pool or to watch TV and talk about recent news events. I have fond memories of cheerful meals and scrumptious desserts! I wish Teresa and Basil a peaceful rest together in heaven .
I really would have liked to be with you to honour the memories of your parents. But my circonstances make it impossible to attend. My thoughts are with you. I wish you all the confort and goodwill you deserve during this difficult time.
To all the Darrah Family, extended family, children & Grandchildren. The times I met your parents, they were always very gracious. While I never tasted Teresa’s apple pie, I got a taste of her worldly wisdom on many occasions. From child discipline to marriage. In a world where it is difficulty to express yourself honestly, she was a standout!! Happy they are both together again for eternity. Blessings from the entire Simpson Family.