MILSON, Matilda (Tillie) - April 10th, 1941 - July 12th, 2021
Passed away on Monday July 12th, 2021 at the age of 80, affectionately known as Tillie, she was the only beloved child of Mary and John Bigelli.
Mother of five children, Carrie (Craig), Rosanne, John, Craig, (Kim), Andrea.
Grandmother of Jason, Dawn, Justin, Ashlea, Lynsey, Sierra and Bowen. Great-Grandmother of Carson, Marco and Ilana. In the 70’s Tillie became a single mom to five children.
Her children remember driving around in her orange Volkswagon Beetle, going for swims and Rouge Beach and moves and the local Drive-In.
Sunday morning Pancakes and how she graciously allowed them to bring all sorts of pets home- from snakes, bunnies, and hamsters to geese, horses, cats and dogs.
She loved singing so much she recorded a suet with her son John and passed on her joy and passion for cooking to her children and grandchildren as they all stood side by side with her in the kitchen.
She was a 45 year strong fan of the Y&R and a lifelong fan of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Everyone will remember Tillie’s quick wit, sharp mind, her sarcastic humour, corny jokes and most of all her sass.
She was honest, could keep a secret forever, could chat on the phone for hours, helped everyone and loved everyone. Mama Tillie was a mother to many and also took care of her own mother.
Tillie was a woman of faith who believe that with God “all things are possible”.
Her favorite song Shine Jesus Shine fills the heavens.
Tillie will be laid to rest beside her mother.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hope for Wildlife.
Messages of condolence and shared memories can be left for the family by visiting barnesmemorialfuneralhome.com .