PILLAY, Selvum - Passed away peacefully on Tuesday January 3rd, 2017 at the age of 73. Selvum will be sadly missed by her dear daughter Dr. Indira Pillay-Rego and her husband Dr. Paul Rego. Her memory will live on in the hearts of her grandchildren Kian and Mateo Rego. Selvum is predeceased by her loving husband of 47 years Dr. Nemi Pillay (2014). She is survived by her sister Jaya Appavoo and her husband Siva, brother Monty Vandeyar and his wife Dani, her nieces Sangeetha Appavoo, Santhosum Vandeyar and nephews Kumbir and Thivan Vandeyar. Selvum was a longtime volunteer for many community services in Niagara not limited to but including Gillianís Place, Contact Niagara, Quest Community Health Centre, District Health Council of Niagara, and the Liberal Party of Ontario. Selvum was an elementary teacher and was registered member of The Ontario College of Teachers and a very proud alumni of Brock University. In keeping with Selvumís wishes, cremation has taken place. Family will receive friends on Sunday January 8th, 2017 at PLEASANTVIEW FUNERAL HOME (2000 Merrittville Highway, 905-892-1699) from 1-3 pm. As an expression of sympathy donations to Gillianís Place and Quest Health Care would be greatly appreciated by her family. Our family would like to express our gratitude for the outstanding care provided during her stay at the Royal Henley Retirement Residence and all of the staff of the CCAC for their care and compassion. Online condolences HREF="">
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Brad Wilcox
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Goodbye old friend. You will be missed.
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Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Teresa Sampson Helen Davidson (friends) On Thursday, January 19, 2017
Sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother and grandmother. We will always remember her as a kind, loving lady with a great smile. She was most helpful to so many . especially to our family as patients at Dr Pillay's office and we were pleased to consider her a friend.

RIP kind soul ..

Tennis partners
Posted by Paul Thompson (friend) On Sunday, January 15, 2017
As was mentioned elsewhere the Pillays were great tennis partners and always good to talk to. Although I personally knew Dr. Pillay well my mom and Sel were good friends and I met her a few times. To the children of this wonderful couple I offer my condolences. I lost my favorite tennis partner myself last summer so I can relate.
She will be missed
Posted by Sue Anderson (friend) On Friday, January 6, 2017
Selvum was the president of the Laurier Liberal Ladies for many years and she will be dearly missed. My sincere sympathy to all of her family and her many friends.
Thinking of Selvum and Her Many Contributions
Posted by Larry Maxwell (Board Chair) & Coletta McGrath (Executive Director) (Colleagues) On Friday, January 6, 2017
On Behalf of Quest Community Health Centre we would like to share our deepest condolences on the passing of Selvum. Selvum was an extraordinary woman who brought a unique combination of skill, knowledge, respect, kindness and life experience to her many volunteer roles in Niagara. She will be very much missed by the organizations and individuals that benefited from her positive influence and numerous contributions. Larry Maxwell (Chair) and Coletta McGrath (Executive Director)
Deepest Sympathy
Posted by Barb Rybiak (friend) On Friday, January 6, 2017
Please accept my deepest sympathy at the loss of your most wonderful mother and father. I remember such engaging conversations with your parents, on and off those tennis courts, a sport we enjoyed. My prayers at this sad time to the Pillay family.
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