Dorla Saari
Dorla Saari

Obituary of Dorla Theresa Saari

Dorla Tereasa Saari (Nicholson)

Sept 15, 1929 – March 1, 2023


Passed away peacefully at North Bay Regional Health Centre at the age of 93.  Dear mother of Judi Suraci (Frank) of North Bay, ON, Donna Saari of Calgary, AB, Jeff Saari of Kimberley, BC and Aunt of Linda Nummela (Richard Butti) of North Bay ON. She was predeceased by her husband Ossie and infant son Erik.

She will be lovingly remembered by her grandchildren Michael Suraci (Hilary) of Victoria BC, Jana Suraci of Victoria BC, Steve Suraci (Melissa) of Oakville, ON, Jeff Suraci (Rachel) of Hamilton, ON, Shawna Feradi of Strathmore, AB, and Zoe Colebank (Aaron) of Prince George, BC, as well as her great-grandchildren Nora, Brady, Cavin and Callie Suraci, Jaxon and Addilyn Borg and Ivy Colebank.

She was pre-deceased by her siblings Gwen Desormeau, Edmond Nicholson, Aletha Beatty, William Nicholson and Elwyn Nicholson.

She will be sadly missed by her sister Sharon Lafrance (Bernie deceased) and many nieces and nephews.

Dorla lived at Harbourside since it was built in 1990. Her family wishes to acknowledge the many friends and neighbours who live at Harbourside who always offered their assistance. She enjoyed going to the Wednesday coffee group and being part of the book club.

We would like to thank Dr Kerry Reed and Beth for their kind and compassionate care over the years she was a patient. A huge thanks to the wonderful staff at NBRHC emergency services, the paramedics, and the staff on A3 and D3 who took care of our mom.

We would also like to thank Home Instead whose staff provided home support over the past few months.

Dorla’s family will hold a Private Family Celebration of Life in the summer. She will be buried beside her husband Ossie at Terrace Lawn Cemetery. For those who wish an expression of sympathy, please consider donating to your favorite charity.

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