1946 ~ 2022
Teresa Wielgosh passed away suddenly on April 1, 2022.
She was pre-deceased by her father Stephen and mother Ethel. She leaves behind her husband Allen of 53 years who she affectionately called Pedro, sons Jody (Lisa) and Chris (Cara), and grandchildren Brooke, Carter, Bethany and Cody.
In the spring of 2015, Terry was diagnosed with a brain tumor (benign). On June 9, 2015, she underwent successful brain surgery to remove as much of the tumor as possible but due to its location, it could not be totally removed. On September 12, 2017, the first of two Gamma Knife radiosurgeries were performed and the tumor was successfully reduced each time. This past year she underwent multiple radiation treatments that targeted the tumor but it was clear to her that it was still growing. On January 6 an MRI was performed but it was inconclusive due to the swelling. A subsequent MRI was performed on March 15 to reveal the extent of the growth and develop a treatment plan. She was scheduled to meet with her doctor on April 8.
Terry was born, raised and proud to be from Beausejour. As a child, she grew up in one of the local grocery stores: Rumak Brothers. The Rumak family was a mainstay in the business community in Beausejour for many years. After high school graduation, she enrolled in Teacher’s College (she wanted to be a nurse, but couldn’t stand the sight of blood) and was immediately hired to her first teaching position in the Winnipeg School Division after completing her degree. Her father (who nicknamed her Spider) passed away suddenly when she was 21, so she came back to help with the family store in the evenings and on weekends while still teaching full time.
She was a beloved and respected educator throughout her 30 plus year career at the Beausejour Elementary School/EBEYS as a classroom teacher and then resource teacher. She firmly believed that all students could learn and be successful members of our community. She cared deeply for all her students and poured her heart and soul into whatever they needed to feel safe and supported. Her knowledge and passion for teaching never waned and the positive impacts she made on both students and staff is a legacy that continues on. Although she retired from teaching in 2001, she continued to make a difference in the lives of so many students by volunteering regularly at EBEYS and Gillis in various classrooms, as well on field trips for her grandchildren. Even though she never wanted to be on the sub list because she didn’t want to take work away from someone, she was always available as an ‘emergency sub’ when the then Principal of Gillis School came calling.
Terry devoted time and energy to her community throughout the years with volunteer efforts that included: Beausejour Hospital Board, Brokenhead River Community Foundation, canvassing for Cancer Care, Manitoba Games (Beausejour host), Junior Curling and Golf programs, St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and the Manitoba Scotties (Beausejour Host), among others.
Her family was her ‘everything’ and there was never any doubt that she was the Matriarch of the Wielgosh family. She was always there to help solve any problems or just be a sounding board for anyone that needed to talk. She had a tremendous ability to just listen without passing any judgement but would certainly put her foot down when it was necessary. As a young Mom, she drove her boys everywhere for their sports and summers were spent at ‘the pit’ and Joan’s cabin in the Whiteshell. She definitely loved the water and ensured her boys did as well. From minor hockey to Junior A and beyond, Terry travelled far and wide to watch her boys play hockey and would often re-schedule family gatherings to ensure they didn’t conflict with any sports schedule. She continued to be ‘available’ to drive her boys home from wherever and whenever they needed a ride. Always with a smile and laughter, even in her pajamas. Once in a while, she was even convinced to come in for a drink.
Her grandchildren called her “Amie” which she absolutely loved. Each one of them had the luxury of spending countless hours with her during their early childhoods whether it was because they were sick or just needed a place to be. They never really had babysitters because they had their “Amie”. As they grew up and got part-time jobs; delivering lunch or supper for them on their short breaks from CO-OP or having a hot meal ready for them upon arrival at the house became standard operating procedure. And she loved every minute of it. While she often pulled the ‘Grandmother’s Rights’ card out when she was questioned about all the things she bought and did for them, she still managed to maintain a masterful balance between being a Grandma and a teacher, and never let a teachable moment slip by.
The family would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support and kind messages throughout this difficult time.
The funeral is scheduled for 10:30 am, Friday, April 8 at Sobering Funeral Chapel in Beausejour.
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In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Cancer Care Manitoba.
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Susan and Rick Kaatz
Al and family. So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. She was such a wonderful person. She will be missed.
Art and Karen Berry
Our sincere condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
I just heard today. I am so very sorry. I enjoyed teaching alongside Terry at the elementary school…she was witty, smart and a good friend. Thinking of all of you.
we are shocked and saddened to here of Terrys passing.She was a loving,giving person who touched many lives through her teachingand community involvement.May God comfort you in your grief and sorrow.
Al and family, such heartbreaking new of Terry’s passing. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Terry always greeted you with a lovely smile and a genuine hello. She will be sorely missed on the golf course, curling club and all around our town. . What a great loss for us all.
My condolences to her family and friends. I enjoyed working with Terry and also the time we spent on the golf course. She was a wonderful person and will be missed by many.
Condolences to Al and family on the loss of such an amazing lady. I had the pleasure of knowing Terry for a number of years. We enjoyed many happy times at the curling rink, swimming pool and of course the golf course. Terry was always out and about taking part in all sorts of activities offered in the community. My personal favourite was in 2019 when we took a trip to Alaska, so many memories made on that trip. I will always remember Terry for the twinkle in her eye, her contagious laugh and beautiful sole. Hugs to her family and friends.
My sincere condolences to Thersa’s family on her passing. She was a great cousin and I am so grateful I got to talk to her on my birthday, March 16 of this years. I will miss her dearly but I know that she is at Peace now. Theresa is in a better place now, free of pain and suffering. Rest In Peace Theresa. You are loved and will be missed.
Teresa was a “Favourite” cousin! We always kept in touch and we sparred with each other for decades. Her door was always open as was her heart. Once when her mom was looking after me, we were playing baseball in Hayes’s yard across the street and she hit me with a bat! I’ve never been the same since. “Annie” as I called her was the best and it took a lot of courage for me to always forgive her for voting Liberal! Lol! I’ll miss her voice, smile and hearty laugh. I’ll also miss her gourmet cooking.
My heart felt sympathies to Al, Jody, Chris and families. Rest in Peace Annie, we all loved you and will miss you!
Eleanor and Eugene
Sincere condolences to AL and family.
Terry was such a positive beautiful person.
Even when we went to high school she always had such a way about her that made you want to be around her.
She laughed and said her walks around town always took so much longer because there were so many people to stop and talk to on the paths.
Her positive smiling face will be so missed. So sorry for your loss.
Sue Ross Pearce
I am so very sorry to hear about Mrs. Wielgosh. She was one of my best teachers and always so kind and friendly. I remember calling her many years ago to Thank her for being such a great teacher to me, will always remember how she said that phone call made her feel.❤️She was a great friend to my Uncle Barry and to my Dad Neil Ross.
Our sincere condolences to you all. It is so sad to read about this. May she Rest In Peace and May you all cherish the great memories you have had together.
Terry and I go back all the way to elementary school when she was one of the teachers there while I was a student. From there to being one of my favorite and faithful Curves members to a dear, dear friend. Always friendly, encouraging and always smiling. She had a way of making you feel special. I will miss bumping into her. Fly high my friend! Condolences to the entire family.
So very sad to hear this news. Condolences to Al and family. Terry was never at a loss for words. You could stop and talk about anything. Our conversations were always around the correct spelling of “Wielgosh” “ Wilgosh”. We had so many laughs. She will be truly missed around this area. Hugs and prayers to you all. RIP Terry ❤️
Heartbreaking News! To Al & Boys, so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. I will always cherish the
good times we spent at the Curling Rink, especially the Skits during the Ladies Bonspiels. Such awesome
memories, we will All Miss her. RIP
Sr, Christine Dudych
God grant her eternal rest! And may the Lord hold her family close as they grieve her loss. Yes, she was a lovely lady, indeed!
Nancy Melan nee Trapp
My heart felt condolences to the Wielgosh family. May your memories bring you comfort and strength during this difficult time.
Al sorry to hear about Terry. What a shock.Prayers for you and your family
I’m am so sorry to hear about my “Aunty Terry.” She was the loveliest person I had ever known. Always a twinkle in her eye and a gentle smile on her face. She never failed to send a birthday card and always remembered Ethan’s birthday. My thoughts are with you all – Uncle Al, Jody, Chris and their families. Such a loss.
To Al and all of your family….My deepest condolences go out to all of you at this most difficult time! Teresa was such a wonderful person! I am grateful to have known her and had her as a friend for many years. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her! Rest in peace Teresa…now with the Heavenly Angels…
Al and Family, You have my deepest condolences on the loss of Terry, she was such a nice lady. She taught and was loved and respected by our children over many years. Al, it is tough, but we have to carry on. At a time like this there is so much that has to be done while we are mourning. You have my sympathy. Gerry
Al and family I am so sorry for your loss. Terry was an amazing friend who will be missed by many.
My sincere condolences to Al and family on your loss. I have fond memories of fun times at curling bonspiels and other gatherings with Teresa. She was a beautiful person. May she rest in peace.
Bill and Olga Relf
We are so sorry that your beautiful lady is gone but will never be forgotten She was an awesome teacher and friend to all of us ,always concerned and caring about other people . We so enjoyed the emails we exchanged , especially the jokes we had such a chuckle over ,and the spiritual ones . Thinking about all of your family at this sad time.We have been friends forever and know that our thoughts are with you all
Love Bill and Olga
Michelle Szajewski Anita Reimer
Mr Wielgosh, Jody, Chris and all of your family.
We are so sorry to hear of Mrs Wielgosh passing. She is in our thoughts and prayers.
May she rest in peace.
Love Anita and Shoe
Terry and Kathy Richter
So sorry for your loss. Terry was a beautiful lady with the best smile. She will be missed.
Al and the entire family, our heat felt condolences for the loss of such a wonderful lady and personal friend, going back to the grade six Hilda Hintz days. Terry was integral in starting our present day BCI student gatherings, and now will never be the same without her. She was a special gift to each of us and this will be a lesser place without her.
Gerry and Bonnie Liske
We are so saddened to hear the tragic news of Theresa’s passing. She was a good friend and she will be missed. Condolences to Al and her family
Al, Jody, Lisa, Brooke, Bethany, Chris, Cara, Cody and Carter
I am heartbroken for all of you. Terry was a wonderful friend to Bob and me. I have so many amazing memories of our times together! Our years of curling were so much fun and I so enjoyed our trip to Ireland! I will miss Terry’s smile, her caring ways, her good advice and most of all her friendship.
Take care of each other!
Diane and Emile Robert and family
Our deepest and sincerest condolences on your loss of Terry. I’ve known Terry since our BCI days and her Mom worked with my Dad at the Macleod’s Store in Beausejour for many years. She taught our children and we enjoyed many a curling game and all the ladies bonspiels together. RIP dear Terry
Al and family,
My sincere condolences. I have great memories of Teresa during my time in Beausejour. She was the most positive and cheery person I knew. Cherish your memories.
Our sincere sympathy, Al, Jody,Chris and families, on the passing of Terry; always such a friendly person, she will be missed.. RIP.
Lydia Ewasko and family
To Al and family,
My sincere condolences on Terry’s passing. We worked together in Beausejour
Elementary many years ago. I have many good memories of Terry and her caring
She will be missed.
Otto & Lorraie Best
Our hearts are saddened on the sudden loss of Teresa. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Al, Jody, Chris and families. Teresa had the biggest smile and I loved chatting with her. May she rest in peace.
Debbie & Duane Strecker and family
Dear Al, Jody, Lisa, Brooke, Bethany, Chris, Cara, Cody and Carter
We are so very sad to hear of Terry’s passing.
Just a wonderful, thoughtful, positive and very caring person, who I had the pleasure and privilege to know.
I will miss our many great and fun conversations about so many things such as family, recipes, gardening and just life in general!
RIP Terry, you will be very missed by many.
Jay and Bonnie Stefansson
Al, Jody, Chris and family. So sad to hear, our deepest condolences on your loss. Our thoughts are with you.
Gerry And Irma Denisuik
Our condolences on the passing of your loved one. Our thoughts And prayers are with you Al, Jodi, Chris, and your family. Gerry and Irma Denisuik
Alan and family…..so very sorry to hear of your loss…..I was hoping to be able to see her since I moved back to Manitoba. She was a very dear friend and will be truly missed…..R.I.P. Terry.❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Grant & Judy Plohman
So very sad to hear of Terry’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to Al, Jody,Chris and families.
Pam Simmons (Rennie)
This is unfortunate news that Teresa has passed away. She added a spark to our school years and the BCI gatherings for the past few years. I can still hear her laughing, filling us in with the latest news and stories of family and people we jointly knew. My deepest sympathies to Al and her children and her family and friends.
Al and Marg Tymko
It is so sad to lose a former student
It is so sad to lose a former colleague
It is so sad to lose a friend
But it makes me so happy to have had the opportunity for over 60 years to share with her life experiences whether it was in education, in the community or in life in general
For this I am very thankful
Thank you my friend!
Thank you to her family for sharing such a lovely person with us
She will be missed!
Jenn Davis & Family
Al, Jody, Chris, Lisa, Cara, Brooke, Bethany, Cody & Carter:
I am so sorry for your loss. Growing up Terry was always larger than life to me. She was friendly and funny and always made me feel special. As my dad’s favorite cousin, we had the chance to visit often and I have fond memories of ski trips to Lake Louise, family dinners and fun. These are some of the best memories of my childhood. Terry was a devoted niece and selfless friend to my Gran and I so appreciate everything she did for her especially during her last few years. Rest in peace Terry, you will be missed.
I am shocked and saddened to hear of the loss of Terry. We first met when I joined the Beausejour Ladies Golf League. Over the years I enjoyed many games of golf with her. Always a fun time. She was consistently so warm and friendly. Her beautiful smile spoke volumes. I enjoyed many conversations with Terry at the Co-op, on the Rail Trail and many places around town. She always made time for a visit. So much appreciated.
My deepest sympathy to her family and friends at this very sad and difficult time. May all the memories of her hold a special place in your hearts. Such a lovely lady.
My deepest condolences, Al and family, upon the sudden loss of a dear wife, mother and grandmother. I have known Teresa for many years mainly through Curling, but she was always the most pleasant lady, so kind and cheerful and will be missed by all who have the opportunity to have known her. We now have a new Angel in Heaven and you have tons of wonderful memories of all your years together. May she Rest In Peace.
Diane Sawchuk Drapotoy
It’s hard to say Good-Bye to such a special lady. Teresa made my years of teaching at Beausejour Elementary more fun and challenging. She was always helpful and we had our share of laughs with those great little students. Her outgoing personality made her popular in the community — and with her friends . I am glad I had the opportunity to talk to her the last couple years. So glad she helped organize the B.C.I. reunion — such memories. MY SYMPATHY to all who loved her.
Terry & Brenda Mihaychuk
Jody and all the family our sincere condolences. May all your wonderful memories help you all through this difficult time ❤️
Len & Pat Mazur
Al and family
Thinking of you all and offer our prayers.
I have many great memories of working with Terry at BEYS !
Was always great to see her when she came to volunteer in EBEYS
Will miss seeing that warm smile and hearing her laughter .
Treasure your many memories.
Jody, my sincere sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your mom. I loved her beautiful smile and always enjoyed chatting with her. My thoughts are with you all.
So shocked, so saddened to hear about Terry’s passing while coming home from Texas. Our paths had crossed over the years with Ladies Golf being the most recent. Our 4-some, now a 3-some will miss her company, her smiles and laughter. To Al and family may the many happy memories that you have remain with you always in these difficult times.
Bob and Veronica Osiowy
Our condolences to Al and family on the passing of Terry. Many fond memories of Terry as colleagues at Beausejour Elementary School. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Roger & Cindy Wilton
We are so very sad to hear of Terry’s passing. She was so kind & caring and always greeted us with a warm hello whenever our paths crossed. Our deepest condolences to you & your family Al, Jody & Chris.
Deepest sympathy to Al and the family. I admired her energy, sense of humor and genuine love for life.
Keri, Ryan, Kara and Cailin Yackel
To To Jody, Lisa, Chris, Cara, Brooke, Bethany, Carter and Cody
Thinking of you during this difficult time. May you cherish the memories that you had of Terry.
Dean and Donna Couvier
Al, Jody and Chris,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
Dean, Donna, Shelby and Jason Couvier
Roger & Paulette Senebald
Al, Jody , Lisa, Brook & Bethany, Chris, Cara, Cody . So sorry for your loss. Treasure your memories.
Roger & Paulette Senebald
Teresa was such a bright and warm person. Her light and love will be missed by many. We were classmates starting in grade one; two little girls growing up in a small prairie town. Our lives took different paths, but it was so nice to reconnect with her at our BCI luncheons to share news about our families and many memories of our school years.
My condolences to her loved ones.
RIP my friend
Carol MCLELLAN (Stelmack)
Condolences to the Wielgosh family, I worked with Terry many times as I volunteered at BEYS as my children attended school. Her love for all the students came shining through in everything she did. She was a wonderful role model.
Elsie Martha Keith
My Prayers and Thoughts go out to the Whole Family. Terry Was A Beautiful Soul inside and out Terry you will Be Missed Very Much R.I.P. A lady That Always Had A Smile No Matter What.
Thinking of The Wielgosh Family at Terry’s passing.
It has been our pleasure of being connected to Terry and Al…since way back when Chris and Cara discovered each other a high school graduation event.
We came to know Terry as the General Manager of the “The Wielgosh Family Team”. And what a wonderful Team it is. Although we were not aware of there being a penalty box…a stern look could mean a major.
As with every great manager she took care of many family details…including but not limited to the cooking, the baking, and the candle stick making for her best buddy Al “Pedro”, their children, then grandchildren. An invitation to dine at the “TW Bistro of Beausejour” was always a delight.
It too has been our pleasure to have shared with her a wedding, grandkids, school events, more kids’ events, sports games, family moves, graduations, a 50th Wedding Anniversary. We can toss in a few golf games…where graciously our score was never kept (and we always thought the highest score wins in any sports game) always with good intentions to play a few more. And that “Beausejour Ladies Weekend in New York City” is still a top life highlight in our home.
She has left us with the gifts of her strong foundations for life and living. For inspiring us with good intentions…good influences…and in making good people. Human nature will have a way of reminding us of these things, of this Lady…whether digging out of sand trap; or sipping a glass of Guinness.
May you rest easy Terry…while watching and waiting from above.
Judy & Lance
Lil and Gary Gauthier
Heartfelt condolences to Terry’s family and friends. May God’s love and tributes bring you comfort and peace. I met Terry while serving on the Open Doorways Orphanage Board of Directors. Her friendship, support and volunteering for the charity were a blessing.
Deepest sympathy to the family. Terry was such a wonderful and kind person. Always nice and a lot of fun.
She will be missed.
Louise and Patrick Lachance
Uncle Al, Jody, Chris, Lisa, Cara, Brooke, Carter, Bethany and Cody
It’s with a heavy heart I try to express how much love and appreciation we as a family had for Aunty Terry.
Aunty Terry was the type of person everyone should strive to be in their life. Quick with a smile or laugh. Kind, considerate and generous with her time. She was a natural teacher and spent her life making the community a better place, one student, or one person, at a time. She was the first person to drop by for a chat, usually with a treat or flowers in hand. She was a steadfast friend to mum and dad throughout their marriage and a rock for mum to lean on after dad died. She was simply one of a kind.
Words will never convey how much we as a family will miss her.
I will forever think of Aunty Terry when, I bite into the perfect marshmallow square, or indulge in a really nice glass of red wine.
Shona, Donna, Eldon, Carli and Alicia Litke
Janice (Rumak) Sylvester
Al and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Teresa was so kind caring and thoughtful. Uncle Stan loved staying with Teresa on his trips out west where he enjoyed her famous cooking and western hospitality! I am going to miss our phone calls. Rest In Peace you will be missed.
Andrea (Rumak) and Jim Moore
We were very saddened to hear of Teresa’s sudden passing. She was an integral part of the Rumak family and we always appreciated that she included my mother Nell in so many of the Wielgosh family events when my mom still lived in Beausejour. Teresa was a very special person in all aspects and we will miss her dearly.
Our condolences to Al, Jody, Chris and families
Andrea & Jim Moore
Al I just read the obituary for Terry and I’m in disbelief!
You both treated me with courtesy and respect, it is something I will never forget. Her bright smile and seeing you both at the golf course, you guys were an awesome couple.
Please accept my sincere condolences to you and the boys.
My sincerest condolences to the family. Wishing you peace and strength at this very difficult time.
Chris and Ardith Tomasson
So sorry to hear about your loss. Terry was a wonderful person. Lots of good memories of her over the years. Our prayers go out to you Al, Jodi and Chris and families.
Rick & Helen Leclair
So sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this difficult time.
So very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Such a great person to have worked with for so many years. I will treasure the memories of the many good times we had curling together. Such a loss to all who knew her. My sincere condolences.
Al, Jody, Lisa, Chris, Cara, Brooke, Carter, Bethany and Cody. We are so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. No matter where or when Terry always had a twinkle in her eyes, a smile on her face and was always up for some laughter. She will be missed by many, many people. Keeping you all in our thoughts. Robert and Wendy Lidster and family.
Al and family,
My sincere condolences.
Terry and I worked together in Beausejour Elementary. She came to visit me a few years ago in Montreal. Mon « amie Thérèse » Rest In Peace.
Debbie Majeau (Lackman)
My deepest sympathies to Terry’s family and friends…especially her husband, her children and their families. I had the priviledge of knowing Terry growing up going to school with Chris and later working with her at BEYS. She was a true mentor and has always inspired me in my career teaching children. She had a patience and a presence like few others. She led by example and inspired simply by being herself. She truly cared about each and every student she taught or had contact with. She definitely believed in the ability for each student to achieve great things and she helped them believe in themselves. Her influence in this world reached far more places than she will ever have known. Thank you for sharing her with us all for so many years. May she rest in peace on a life well lived and may the memories you have of her bring you comfort in the days ahead. Her legacy will live on forever!
Kerry & Fran Mickey & Family
May our thoughts and prayers be with all the family of Terry at this sad time. Peace be with you all and God Bless!
It was always so nice to be in Terry’s company. She became a regular client, a tudor for my daughter Kara, a workout partner at Curves, and someone I loved running into as we always stopped for a chat.
Her smile, laugh and conversation will be a wonderful reminder of the great person she was to me.
So very sorry to you all. Take Care.
Jennifer Storoschuk and family
My sincere condolences to the Wielgosh family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincere condolences to Al and family.
Many fond memories of our time as classmates in both grade and high school.
And our many encounters with Nell.
My deepest condolences, Al, to you and your family. I first met you and Terry about 44 years ago when I visited Val and Clarence on weekends. I remember Friday nights, sitting around your kitchen table playing Trivial Pursuit or other games, enjoying the delicious food Terry prepared, barbeques with your friends in the backyard, golf tournaments, and so many other wonderful occasions spent in your and Terry’s company. I will always be thankful for the help she gave me when I was struggling to write my first university English paper, and how she never laughed at or criticized my horrible golf game. She was a gracious hostess, a warm, welcoming, intelligent, thoughtful, and caring person whose big laughter and smile could light up a room. I am so grateful to have had the chance to see her last summer, however briefly, and blessed to have known her. I will miss her. My heart goes out to you and your family, Al, and I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Sending love and hugs…
So sorry, our deepest condolences to you and your family. She was a wonderful person.
Gisele & Steve Evecsyn
So very sad, our prayers and thoughts are with you all. RIP Terry.
A classmate and a long ago forever friend. Teresa had a “Spark” to her that was always there. An infectious and unforgettable human being. Will be forever missed…
I grew up just a few doors down from Theresa on Gertrude Avenue. Our mothers, Ethel and Alice, were good friends. I remember shopping at Rumak’s store, my mom buying Steve’s special hot mustard and Steve affectionately talking about “Spider”. When I visited the Rumak home with my mom as a child, Ethel would serve me cantaloupe with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a very exotic dish back in the 1960’s. Theresa was off to university while I was still in elementary school, but I sure wish I would have reconnected and shared my warm memories of her family with her. It is not at all surprising to read the tributes to her. She was special. My condolences to her family.
Jody, Lisa, Brooklyn m, Bethany, Chris, Cara, Carter and Cody
I just saw your mom Terry’s obituary and I’m in shock. Terry was the best mentor I could ever have asked for as I began my career as an EA at EBEYs. Even earlier than that when my oldest daughter Heather was in grade 1 and struggling, Terry was there to help her learn to read.
I know from our many conversations how proud she was of her boys and her grandchildren.
I am so sorry for you loss of a mother and grandmother and friend to so many.
I truly thought the world of her. So sad.
I am so sorry to find out that Theresa passed. She touched so many lives in a positive way. Mouse thought Theresa was a great person and I’m sure they had many laughs together in their younger years. My daughters also had the utmost respect for Theresa when they were in school. When she said hello to me her smile was so big and comforting. I hope Al and family you can find peace. RIP Theresa