Shirley Marguerite Scala (Nee: Allen)

December 22, 1927 - June 18, 2017

SCALA, Shirley Marguerite Passed away peacefully at the H. J. McFarland Home on Sunday June 18th, 2017, at the age of 89. Wife of the late Joseph and sister of the late Harvey Allen. Beloved mother of Cathy Scala ( late Gary Miller) of Whitby and Deborah Caruso (Richard) of Picton. Lovingly known as “Nana Banana” to her grandchildren Christopher, Michael (Josie), Christine, Janet. Dear great grandmother of Gabriella, Joe, Mia, Alissa, Ben, Evan, Kai and Tatum. Nana was loved by everyone for her great sense of humour and despite not being able to communicate this past year, she was always laughing. She was known for dressing in animal print and loved animals in general. She just met her great granddog DiNozzo and had a wonderful visit with him just last week. She always enjoyed going to the Jazz Festival here in Picton and loved the Dan Bone Trio and going on jazz cruises to hear Guido Basso and his band play. Her love of food and chocolate is also legendary. Her last year was very difficult for her, but the staff at McFarland Home were wonderful and caring and made her life so much easier. A memorial service will be held in the chapel of the Whattam Funeral Home, 33 Main Street, Picton, ON, on Wednesday June 21st, at 2 p.m. Reverend Lynne Donovan to officiate. Cremation has taken place. If desired, donations to the Loyalist Humane Society would be appreciated. Friends may visit with the family from 1 p.m. until the time of service. www.whattamfuneralhome.com