2022 Thelma Elizabeth (Raaflaub) Short Cl’52

1 AUGUST, 1930 – 13 FEBRUARY, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Thelma Elizabeth Short (nee Raaflaub) in her 92nd year. Thelma peacefully entered her promised eternal life on Sunday February 13th, 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Darling and beloved wife of 65 years to Ken, loving Mother to Steve (Arwen), Janet (Grant), John (Kim) and the late Jim (Vicky).

Cherished grandmother to Danielle, Nicholas, Stephen, Elise, Heather, Aaron, Quinton, Megan, and Caitlyn. Dearest sister of Douglas Raaflaub (late Alice) and Muriel King (Bev), and the late Donald (Betty), Marvin (Lou) and Jack. Thelma will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews, and was a cherished friend to many who knew her.

Thelma was born on August 01, 1930 in Magnetawan, Ontario to Stanley and Mabel Raaflaub. She was a 1952 graduate of The Hospital for Sick Children as an RN and worked in Toronto for the early part of her career in Public Health. She kept up her keen interest in learning throughout her life by reading about advancements in medicine and nursing care, or by taking care of her children and caring for elderly relatives. She always helped others with patience, compassion, and care. She created a family home that was warm, nurturing, inviting and filled with good food and baking. She constantly displayed inner strength and a positive attitude as she contended with various health issues in her later years.

Thelma and Ken always enjoyed just being together, whether it was with their friends, travelling, family time in Nova Scotia or especially returning to Magnetawan and the family cottage with grandchildren and many relatives.

As a life long nurse, she valued and appreciated the wonderful care she received at the Sunnybrook Odette Centre and then on K1West at the Veterans Centre. Visiting will be held at the Kane-Jerrett North York Funeral Home (6191 Yonge St, south of Steeles Ave.) on Sunday February 20. 2022 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Monday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church