Ula, Ulita, Ula La La was so very loved by everyone who knew her and saw her light. She was our amazing, talented, shining, brave and bold and sweet and nerdy girl. She was such an artistic talent, and she was funny enough to be on a stage. Ula cared so much about other people and loved life beyond words. Ula Marguerite Podesta Chalmers is our star and we love her so, so much. We miss her more than words can say. She is forever in our hearts. We love you Ula. 
There will be a celebration of Ula's life at the Algonquin Island Association (AIA) on Sunday, December 17th starting at 3 pm til evening. 
To get there you need to take the 230 ferry to Ward's Island (15 min) and then walk to the AIA (10 min).


December 14, 2023
Cardinal Funeral Home, Annette Chapel
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM



Evergreen Crematorium

Private Cremation


June 16, 2024
I can't believe it has been around 6 months since you passed I miss you so much
June 08, 2024
Happy Birthday angel
May 08, 2024
I grew up with Ula and she had a massive impact on me. I miss her more with every day that goes by. The world needs people like Ula. I'm glad I got to see you one more time shortly before you passed, I miss you.
April 06, 2024
Ula was such a kind person who I knew for a long time and with each day that goes by I miss her more and more. The world was a much better place with you in it and I wish you were still here.
January 31, 2024
Me and her weren't that close but every time we did talk she made me feel so safe and comfortable around her. My deepest condolences go out to amanda and the rest of her family. She spoke so highly of them
January 04, 2024
your daughter was so gorgeous and although i only met her once she made that the best day of my life.
December 19, 2023
Jax Turcotte
Ula was the first friend I met in high school. Well, I met her in the summer before grade 9 at a playground. She was working a summer camp, I was babysitting. We ate lunch together from the very first day at Northern. She was kind, funny and unapologetically Ula. My parents remember her, they say she was the nicest girl. I remember her saying she understood me, and I felt like she really did. She was caring, and attentive. I have a lively memory of her in my head, mostly memories of her in a star wars t-shirt, big blue jeans complete with a ferry pass. I enjoyed every second of our connections; she helped me through almost every day for her entire time at NSS. Then later, our connections online. My fondest memory was a seemingly little one, sliding down a icy hill at Eglington park. She was laughing, I was laughing and now I watch the video over and over to hear her say my name. The way she talked to me, She made me feel appreciated. She made me laugh. The most recent time I saw her in person was a couple months ago, she called my name again and gave me the biggest hug. oh Ula… She was an incredibly bright soul that I will always remember. My heart is with you and your family during these times.
December 16, 2023
Carmen Gibson
AMANDA,CARLOS,KAI & FAMILIA. Compartimos con profundo dolor la pena. Esta ahora Ulita en manos de Dios y orando para que llegue el consuelo y resignacion para pasar este tan triste momento. Con mucho cari#o Randy, Charo & Gilmore.
December 15, 2023
Olivia Demarco
It's not just the death we grieve It's all the hopes and dreams of what could have been and will no longer be May she rest in peace and her soul rise to glory
December 15, 2023
Jennifer Salter
Words can't express how I feel. I loved Ula. She was a sweetheart, so kindhearted and empathic. She loved Bentzi our cat, and often joked that he was getting "sassy" in middle age (Bentzi loved her, she was so good with him). I made her French toast for her 16th birthday, and she was always happy when we were having Costco samosas for dinner. I've never seen another teenage girl pull off eye makeup like she could. She admitted to me that while she didn't think she was good at very many things, she knew she was a very good artist, and she let me look at her sketchbook. I'm so sorry she suffered and was in so much pain. She deserved to live a long, happy, healthy life, and you deserved to live your life with Ula.
December 14, 2023
Tamara fry
Ula was truly amazing and always such a great and joyful person to be around she always knew how to brighten your mood she’ll always be in our hearts i send my condolences
December 14, 2023
Amanda, Kai and David, sending you three so much love. Ula was such a light. I only met her a few times and she exuded such a warmth and a deep knowing. She filled your lives with so much joy these years, hang on to all of those beautiful moments, carry them forever. I'm so sorry she's not on this earth with us anymore. Let her live on in your hearts and actions.
December 14, 2023
Bell Family
“Love is touching souls. Surely you touched mine, 'cause part of you pours out of me.” - Joni Mitchell Rest in peace Ula. We love you…always. ❤️
December 14, 2023
Elizabeth Nemethy
Ula was such an important Island Canoe Club camp friend to Molly and it was so lovely to see their connection extend beyond that. Getting to you know you Amanda was a wonderful bonus of their friendship. Wishing you all so much love and strength. Lizzy, Jono, Gabe and Molly.
December 14, 2023
Elizabeth Osmond
Ula and met each other in gym class in grade 9, I loved her style and her energy and immediately knew I wanted to be her friend . We would hangout at Christie pitts with all of our friends and she would always just have the best jokes and the kindest words to say. When I would run into her she would run up and hug me and make me feel so much better. Ula was a light in so many people’s lives. I am so sorry for your loss, she was truly such a special girl who loved and laughed loudly. Your family is in my prayers in this time.
December 14, 2023
Heather Simms & Gary Nightingale
To Amanda, Kai and David, We can't pretend to know what you are going through. This is beyond sadness. Ula was beautiful and outgoing and we had the pleasure of knowing her. Thanks for giving us that opportunity. Your cherished memories of her will live on in your hearts forever. We extend our heartfelt condolences to you and your family.
December 13, 2023
Peggy, Katsu, Shintaro & Sakura Tsukamoto
We are so very sorry to hear about Ula. We’ve watched her grow into such a kind soul full of energy and she always brought a smile into any room she entered. Sending all our love to friends and family.
December 13, 2023
Kaitlyn Cabral
To my Dearest friend Ula I will miss your light that you bring and you will never be forgotten. I send my deepest condolences to the family.
December 13, 2023
Amanda, there are no words of comfort for such a tragedy as this. We are praying for you, the family and of course Ula that she rest in peace. Hugs and prayers from your extended family in London.
December 13, 2023
Violet McCargar
condolences to the whole family i cannot imagine how difficult this is. Ula will always be in our hearts and her memory will forever live on. she was one of the most amazing friends anyone could ask for. you raised such a beautiful daughter who didn’t deserve any of this. sending love
December 13, 2023
Deb Francey
Amanda I am so very sorry you are going through this unimaginable pain. My thoughts are with you.