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In Loving Memory of

Arnold Sigismond Daley


Obituary of Arnold Sigismond Daley

It is with great sadness that we announce Arnold Sigismond Daley peacefully passed away after a brief illness on Sunday, January 10, 2021 at the Greater Niagara General Hospital. Born and raised in the Caribbean Island of Monserrat, Arnold lived in England for fifteen years before settling in Canada in 1970. Arnold was an intelligent, patient, loyal and deeply caring man who was the eternal optimist. Arnold had a great sense of humor which was accompanied by his deep, hearty laugh. He was always a great listener who enjoyed conversation and was truly, genuinely engaged and interested in each and every conversation he had.

Throughout his life religion was important to him and he was grounded in the Methodist church and faith. He shared his faith through his ministry as a clergyman for many years. Education was also very important to Arnold and he was highly educated earning separate degrees in Theology, Social Science and Psychology. He attended Oxford University and University of London in England as well as the University of Windsor and Brock University in Canada. He loved to learn and equally enjoyed teaching others. He was an author and wrote many books including books for Chinese students learning English and adapting to life in Canada. In his youth he was an active sportsman as an amateur boxer and cricket player. Later in life he enjoyed watching all sports.

For Arnold, being a family man was what he felt was his most important role in life. He was proud of all of his children Marvin (Jackie Santin), Gareth, Renee, Sheldon and Nathan. He was excited when Marvin’s daughter Eve first made him a grandfather and was equally thrilled to be further blessed with grandsons Harrison (Marvin) and Roshaun (Gareth).

Arnold will be forever loved and remembered by his loyal and loving wife Elesa Jinping Wu, his children, grandchildren and Nora Daley. He will be missed by his siblings: Elaine Rinu, Doris Weekes, Flora Jeffers, Raymond Daley, Judith Daley, Verene Daley, also by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, especially by his long-time friend Mr. Smith. He was predeceased by his infant son Ronon Daley (Ying Da Wu), and his siblings: Ida Sylvan, Roy Daley and Luella Daley-Farage.

Funeral arrangements are entrusted with Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-354-2133). A private service for his family will be held on Saturday, January 16, 2021, followed by burial at Fairview Cemetery, Niagara Falls. Online condolences may be shared on Arnold’s tribute page found at

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Lynette Daley
2 days ago

Lynette Daley,, and Family sending condolences. Thinking of Elesa and family, wishing you Peace, Comfort, Courage, at this trying time.

Sonia Hernandez
2 days ago

Sonia & Family . Our deepest condolences on the lost of Brother Arnold Daley . We are sending our prayers for Verene and all Daley family . God is our Refuge and Strength .Salm 46.1

Lauretta Codrington
2 days ago

My condolence to the Daley family. I am a relative from Montserrat. I don’t remember Arnold but I have a close relationship with Verene. May the Lord comfort you at this time of your loss.

2 days ago

Adele sends her deepest sympathies to all the family members of our cousin Arnold.
In this difficult time , may God hold you close to His heart, where he can fill you with His deepest love. We all will miss him but be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.

Joseph Gibbons
2 days ago

Joseph Gibbons. Send his deepest sympathies to all the family members of Arnold Daley, may you find comfort and peace as God gently draws you under the shelter of his wings.

Rosalind farrell
2 days ago

Rosalind and family send their condoléances to Elesa and family.
My cous Arnold would be missed very much,we used to call each other often even when he was sick he use to find time to call his cous Rose. Whenever he call he would say hi cous Rose and always end with i love you.
May he rest in eternal peace.
Love you and miss you.🙏🙏🙏🌹

2 days ago

Sincere condolence to verenne E Daley and family in this difficult circonstence after the death of Arnold Sigismond Daley. We wish you courage and God bless you and God bless his soul.

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Yvonne Greer, Kai Greer-Dash
2 days ago

Sincere condolences to Elisa and sons. Arnolds warm’, friendly will be surely missed. Love and Blessings.

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2 days ago

Lurline & Family would like to send our Deepest Sympathies to Elisa & all the family. We would like to share a Poem by William Morecomb. For a second you were flying Like you always wanted to Now you’ll fly forever In skies of azure blue We’ll see your smile in every ray Of sunshine after rain And hear the echo of your laughter Over all the pain The world’s a little quieter now The colours have lost their hue The birds are singing softly And our hearts are missing you Each time we see a little cloud Or a… Read more »

Dina Dolmo and Negil Castro
4 days ago

Deepest condolences to all the family. May the Lord’s peace and comforting arms be with you.

Ruth and Selvin Farrell
4 days ago

Selvin and Ruth Farrell deeply regret the passing of Arnold Daley, as we send out deepest condolences, and pray that God will give you strength and comfort.

Selena Dorsett
4 days ago

Dear Elesa and family, i am sending our deepest condolences from all of the family over in England. Uncle Arnold was a great man who will be sadly and truly missed. SIEP xxx


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