What a beautiful smile she had a forty.
Sarah Ethel (Sally) Mehta
  • 49 years old
  • Date of birth: Mar 2, 1942
  • Place of birth:
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Date of passing: May 19, 1991
  • Place of passing:
    Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Let the memory of Sally be with us forever. Twenty years later and her spirit lives on in all our memories. To love, perchance to dream.

"She walks upon the path at the break of dawn.
When she reaches the sea, her shattered shell will be gone.
The soul within her will then bloom to life,
Darkness leaving, becoming a warm light.

The wind blows through her long golden hair,
Although no one sees her, she is always there
Sadness is upon her as seen in her deep green eyes
Its time, she knows, to say her goodbyes

Don't forget me, she says, for I am always here.
My love for you is very dear.
When I leave, my smile will shine bright
and I will prevent darkness from entering your life."

Written By Lisa Mehta (Cripps) 

This memorial website was created by her three children, Dr. Michael Mehta, Tammy Vieira and Lisa Cripps, in memory of  Sally Mehta (born Sarah Ethel Mackay).  

Sally was born on March 2, 1942 in Ottawa, Ontario and passed away on May 19, 1991 in Toronto, Ontario. We invite our friends and family to join us in celebrating our mother's life and bring joyous memories to those who loved and knew her.

As this year marks the twentieth anniversary of our mother's death, we welcome your photographs, videos stories and any history you can tell us so that we can all know more about the beautiful woman that touched all our lives.

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 19th May 2016

"this is a special day for all our family new and old  My son.Michael is getting confirmed I was a bit worried about it being the day joy left my body butt.its God.s wish today to have my sister and her loving husband by my side my father and his wife Becky  my husband.Joe and I will help him to develop a relationship with the Lord and try to fulfill  our promise at Baptism .I regret the pillar of my life our brother Michael can.t be there I hope he comes to visit soon .I have to work today a few tears made it to the surface already and a lump in my throat trying not to cry .mom we miss you and hope you are smiling down maybe you could visit me tonight it would be nice as it.s been awhile  I love you mommy"

This tribute was added by Cheryl Baker on 19th May 2016

"Dear Aunt Sally,
   If I could cross the span of time and bring you back with me, I'd do my best so you would stay, if my wish could only be.You brought so many through times of need, we have lost your caring touch. Without you here the sun has dimmed, we are missing you that much.
                                                                      Love Always,Cheryl"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 9th May 2016

"Hi mom I know we talked the other night by candle but,I do want to ket you know a few things I miss you very much I.m happy in love with my husband,Joe it.s been sixteen years June 10 and as you know we gave a beautiful child named Michael  he's the love of my life he brings me joy and laughter. I now know why you say it.s a love like no other although I couldn't have more my heart yearned for daily your touch your words watching him with you as he grows uo I miss those moments but,I know he is special to you and you watch over him I feel your presence in my home it brings me a great deal of peace so don.t worry I will be fine  hugs Tammy you middle one"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 7th May 2016

"Hi all I.m having a conversation with my mom using a candle the light flickers bright for yes responses and no flicker or one for no answers I asked questions and got some good answers  she misses us all she wishes everyone well and misses.me Lisa and Michael  her children her heart aches to hold them again and wished that she was here but back in the past  ."

This tribute was added by Her Children, Michael, Tammy & Lisa on 6th May 2016

"Hugs Teri.  You are always with us as a sister.  

On another note: This year I believe mom would have been very happy  that her grandson, Michael, is getting confirmed on May 19th.  Therefore, I will be leaving my usual seclusion at home (as I never want to be around anyone on the day of mom's death). I usually paint that day!   Mothers Day, Her Birthday and Christmas are also hard. This year, as its my dearest Michael's Confirmation, I am attending and believe mom would be very pleased.  Its a very special day.  For those that didn't realize it, mom was very religious although she never preached about it and had a lot of fun at times as well as a lot of tears. Mom was a very complex woman with a heart bigger than most people. She was supportive always and asked for very little.  I remember when she took her winter coat off one day when we were downtown as a teenager and she gave it to a lady who had nothing on the street.  She hugged her and quietly left.  She never bragged about her kindness.  In Barbadoes when she stayed there, she was at the hospital, cuddling and taking care of sick children as a volunteer. That was the side of mom most never knew about.  She also had the voice of an angel when she sang. I will always love my mother and miss her smile but know she is always in my heart and that can never be gone.  Lisa"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 6th May 2016

"Hi mom Teri is a great  friend that I miss I hope to reconnect with and laugh and share fun memories with again you can do it give her my email tamaravieira@rogers.com or text me 905-409-4653:"

This tribute was added by TERI NEEDLER on 6th May 2016

"Sally you probably already know that your friend Donna from the old Harbour Square days left to see you about 2 yrs ago. No doubt you two are getting up to all sorts of stuff of which not many would approve.  I would hope there wold be fun stuff to do up there amongst all that flying around playing harps thing.  I know I haven't written at a lll really but my thoughts have been with you, Sally, and now I'm thinking of both of you. I don't think I ever did say thank you for giving me two of the best loyal girlfriends a girl could ever want as lifelong buddies.  I don't see them much but I know they're always there.  Most of the time I'm just too depressed to initiate calling.  They are both ladies in the true sense of the words as were/are you!  Miss you....Teri"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 17th May 2015

"I,m going to do something different this year instead being sad and alone I,m going to enjoy my day with my family and go for ice cream Baskin Robins her favourite, jamoca almond fudge . We will enjoy this together and look at the flowers of Spring all around . Miss you mom hugs"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 10th May 2015

"This is a special day for moms and as far I can tell everyday is mother,s Day every moment is precious when you have a child or children and  no one showed this more than you mom I love you for all the hugs and kisses and the times we shared you are sorrily missed"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 8th March 2015

"hi mom I,m  reminded of you today, I remember every Friday we would all go out to Baskin Robins and have Jamoca Almond Fudge ice cream so today I,m going out with my family and buying ice cream too  love ya always"

This tribute was added by Her Children, Michael, Tammy & Lisa on 19th May 2014

"Mom, I miss you not only today but all the time.  I think about you regularly and when something funny happens I think of how you would react.  I was told recently I have some of your mannerisms and mischief.  The twinkle in the eyes is one comment I get when I am up to being naughty. lol  Love you!"

This tribute was added by Teri Needler on 12th May 2014

"Sally--I really wish you were here to kick me in the butt. I'd say that's an example of good parenting. I've since learned to kick my own a$%. Your daughters have been there for me. Don't talk every day but I know they're around. Guess what? I'm going to be a comedian and am moving to California in the fall. AND, don't laugh. But I'm going to be 50 in August. I miss you lots. In your physical absence I've been able to reflect on the influence you had on me."

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 11th May 2014

"Hi today I enjoyed thinking about my mom .She always made every occasion special .On our birthday she would tell us all about how we were born and how happy it made her feel to have children luckily she had three and touched the hearts of many others big or small."

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 14th July 2013

"Hi mom I too face adversity waitIng for results I  need your hope light and prayers I know you will do your best to help me I love you mom do your magic you too Lisa my sweet little sister hugs to  all"

This tribute was added by Her Children, Michael, Tammy & Lisa on 19th May 2013

"We Miss and Love you Mom!  Every year doesnt change the fact that you are no longer physically with us...Our love for you is the same no matter how many years apart we have been.  Love Lisa"

This tribute was added by Teri Needler on 20th February 2013

"Heya Sally, you didn't happen to be greeted by a cute female rabbit named Bunkie did you? She was my baby and went to heaven at the age of 13--give or take a year... when you get this message, my mother needs a good kick in the asterick the way only you know how. Actually you might enlist help from the big guy(s) love ya always, Teri"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 14th December 2012

"Hi mom, Merry Christmas ,We all think of you during the holiday seasons I remember the doll you bought for me The Saranella and the Zaph collection doll that looked like Lisa  Christmases were happy times ."

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 23rd August 2012

"Hi mom, you sure have your work cut out for you, please help Shannnon and Bev learn the ropes up there .Teach them not to be afraid anymore  and above all else show them God's true light and unconditional love.
miss you hugs"

This tribute was added by Katherine Browning-Cross on 30th May 2012

"She was gramma Mackay's special baby and my mom's little sister.  Although they were so different they were the same in many ways.  Aunt Sally never missed an opportunity to tease my mom.  Like the time in Barbados when my mom and her where getting ready to go shopping and your mom came out of the bedroom with a small bikini, heels and purse and pretended she would wear this.  What a hoot!"

This tribute was added by Sherrie Mackay on 19th May 2012

"Aunt Sally was a Beautiful Women, she would be very proud of the men and women her children have become. She loved life itself but her children were her life."

This tribute was added by Her Children, Michael, Tammy & Lisa on 19th May 2012

"Thinking a lot about my mother Sally today.
I pay tribute to mom by painting something extra special with her in mind every year Although  it is not easy with my knee injury and not having the ability to paint straight I do this in her memory.  I miss you mom. You were my light and creative muse as a child.  You would be proud that dad has continued what you begain.  Love Lisa"

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 19th May 2012

"Hi mom i miss your smile  today i look out into the world with your eyes I see the beauty in everything I feel the peace all around me and my psychic powers are on in full today .  I channel the voices of the animals around me and i smile for you  today last night I wept for you and lit a candle and today I celebrate your life with bravery and incite ."

This tribute was added by Tamara Vieira on 8th March 2012

"My mom taught me to see the beauty in everything .her kindness rubbed offf on me and my sister ,Lisa and my my big brother, Michael each of us have the gift of gab and the pride to share with all who willl listen. I miss her personal isms and her smile . I shed a tear last night and the lights flickered,i said , hi mom  and felt comforted ."

This tribute was added by Zenobia Tamboli on 20th May 2011

"Although I haven't known Aunt Sally, I'm sure she was a wonderful person who brought 3 beautiful kids into this world, and am fortunate to have gotten associated with you Lisa.... we truly are family :)"

This tribute was added by chrissy nabieszko on 20th May 2011

""Aunt Sally was such a wonderful and caring person,
and to see how many lives she impacted in such a positive way is no real surprise to me. Rest in peace
my dear aunt, I will always carry you in my heart""

This tribute was added by Bonnie Stark on 19th May 2011

"Aunt Sally was so much fun. I loved going for visits when I was passing through Toronto. She always made me laugh. I miss her and send my love and hugs to the family."

This tribute was added by Crystal Mackay on 19th May 2011

"My Aunt Sally was a dynamo - quick witted with a twinkle in her eye, a spring in her step and a smile that could brighten a room or charm anyone. We always shared a special bond for so many reasons, including many people thinking I was her daughter t"

This tribute was added by Rachelle Mackay Parker on 19th May 2011

"My memories of Aunt Sally are vague. Whenever I think back I think of Dolly Parton..lol. I was only 16 when she passed. What I do remember was always thinking that she was glamorous and how everyone would comment on how beautiful she is and was. She"

This tribute was added by Her Children, Michael, Tammy & Lisa on 19th May 2011

"Our mother always celebrated life to the fullest and taught us no matter what happens that we must live on.  She is forever in our hearts and our memories of her will last an eternity.  _Lisa"

This tribute was added by Her Children, Michael, Tammy & Lisa on 19th May 2011

"My mom was a special person who lived  a very complex and rich life. She lived it to the fulled, and although she left us at 49 years of age, she developed more friendships and touched more lives than most people who double that life span. - Michael"

This tribute was added by Bev Ward on 19th May 2011

"I’m afraid I don’t know the intimate side of Aunt Sally but do know she was well educated and continued her thrust for knowledge throughout her life.  She held her own at any function or dinner party attended or gave.  She was classy, was highly resp"

This tribute was added by Sherrie Mackay on 19th May 2011

"Aunt Sally was Soft,Gentle,Loving,Caring and FUN!! all in the same breath.I still remember her telling us when lisa was a baby if she wanted to catch a few more minutes of sleep in the am she would just get a small individual pkgs of dry cereal and g"

This tribute was added by Jen Mackay on 18th May 2011

"Aunt Sally was a gentle soul.She always had a kind word and she could always make us laugh.  She was well versed in so many things, after every talk, we would walk away having learned something new and interesting. Remembering her in a special way. F"


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