Sally Maria Tavares

It is with heavy hearts the family of Sally Maria Tavares announces her peaceful passing, after a courageous battle with cancer, at the age of 58 on March 12, 2022. Beloved wife of the late Mario Tavares (1993). She is the very special and proud mother of Mario Jr. Tavares. Sally is survived by her brother Oliver (Christine) Furtado and her sisters Susan (Dan) VanBakel and Sandra (Noel) Vasquez. Sally will be sadly missed and always remembered by her nieces Jessica VanBakel (Scott), Vanessa Vasquez (Keifer), Amariah Furtado. Sally is predeceased her parents Armando and Alexandria Furtado.


Sally was born in the Azores, Portugal, immigrating to Canada at the age of 3 with her parents and her brother. Sally was an independent and strong woman who was a dedicated administrative accountant at Try Recycling and was always passionate and driven in her work ethic. Sally will always be remembered for her exceptional caregiving to anyone who was in need of her kindness and care.


The family wishes to thank the St. Joseph’s Hospice of London for their extraordinary care during her short stay, the VON nurses and the care team at the London Regional Cancer Program.


At this time, there will be a private family service held for Sally. 


As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospice of London or the London Regional Cancer Program. Online condolences and donations may be left at