elevated Ko839 October 4, 1942 – April 12, 2023
elevated Ko839 Funeral Mass
Saturday April 22, 2023 at 12:00 pm
Chapel of St. Joseph, Holy Cross Catholic Funeral Home
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elevated Ko839 Inurnment
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
elevated Ko839 Donations may be made in Teresa’s honour to The Parkinson’s Society of South Western Ontario
elevated Ko839 Obituary
It is with great sadness that we announce Teresa’s passing on Wednesday April 12, 2023, at the age of 80 at Amica Peel Retirement Home in Brampton, ON. After a courageous and lengthy battle with Parkinson’s Disease, she passed peacefully with her family by her side.
elevated Ko839 Teresa is predeceased by her loving husband, Mike, of 58 years, survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Lisa and John (Pritchard), Jennifer and Wenddell (Walsh), and her two grandsons, Nathan and Brandon, of whom she cherished more than anything. She will be sadly missed by her beloved sister Franny (Chillman) and brothers-in-law Donald (Chillman) and Frank (Grabarczyk). Teresa will be fondly remembered by many nieces and nephews and by numerous dear lifelong friends. Teresa is predeceased by her loving parents Joseph and Jadwiga (Kudlacz), sister Mary (Grabarczyk), sister-in-law Maureen (Acri) and nephew Michael (Grabarczyk).
elevated Ko839 Born on October 4, 1942, in Toronto, ON, Teresa loved to spend time with her two sisters and proudly worked for the Children’s Aid Society (Toronto), before moving over to the Toronto Catholic School Board, where she ultimately retired from Chaminade Catholic Highschool working in the Attendance Department. Teresa had a wonderful sense of humor and often got a laugh in the creativity used by the students to avoid attending classes.
elevated Ko839 Teresa enjoyed embarking on daily walks, where she was well known throughout the neighborhood for her friendly smile and warm demeanor. She also enjoyed hosting BBQs during the summertime around the family pool, travelling to many wonderful destinations with family and friends, hosting garage sales, cleaning her home and tending to her garden, listening to Frank Sinatra or 1010 Talk Radio, playing card games, and just sitting on the porch with family and friends on a warm summer evening engaging passers-by.
elevated Ko839 Teresa’s proudest role however was as loving grandmother to her two grandsons Nathan and Brandon. She will always be remembered for being completely and utterly devoted to them, finding joy in taking them to and from school, overnight sleep overs, trick or treating at Halloween, building forts, and just cuddling with them to watch movies and read books.
elevated Ko839 Our family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the staff at Amica Peel Retirement Home for their outpouring of love and support offered to our mother and family, especially during her last few days.
RIP Mom 💕🌷🕊️. There are no words to describe how much we miss you but take comfort in knowing you are now with Dad and he has his hand linked with yours. Thank you for being such a wonderful Mother. You were so loving and made everything fun from building forts, to family vacations, to playing practical jokes. You worked so hard to ensure we never went without. I will forever be grateful for your unconditional love and sacrifices. Until we meet again, lots of love, Jennifer & Wenddell 😘
Such a beautiful tribute Jennifer! Easy to see your mom was quite the girl!
Dear Teresa’s daughters
It saddens me to see that your mom passed away.
I worked with Teresa at the Catholic Childrens aid.
We stayed in touch for a long time, then we drifted apart once we had both had our families.
May God give you the love and prayers to 😓 carry on.
You are all in our hearts and prayers as you navigate this very sad time after Tete’s lengthy health battle and all of your tireless commitment to care for her.
The obit is so well written and paints a beautiful picture of Tete and her wonderful life. We have endless fond memories that we will always cherish.
All our love
Andrea Don Zachary and Devyn
My deepest sympathy to the family of Teresa. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
May she rest in peace.
Wow, what a wonderful photo! Jennifer and Lisa, I have been in awe of Teresa and your loving family since meeting you at Amica Peel Village, and feel so blessed to have gotten to know you all. We loved your mom (and your dad) and I will miss our chats and your positivity and strength throughout your mom’s journey with Parkinson’s. Her photo is how I will think of her always.
Wishing you peace and a lifetime of loving memories to cherish.
Jennifer, Wenddell and Family, please accept our sincere condolences to all of you on your loss. Our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. Love from Paul and Diane Woodford.
Dear Lisa and Jennifer, your mom and dad meant a lot to our family, and so did you two. We all mourn the loss of your parents, whom we were very fond of. May you find peace in their wonderful memory.
You are all in our thoughts and prayers . Tete will forever be in your hearts.
Sending you our love. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Tete will forever be in your hearts. ❤️
Jennifer, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I know it’s been a journey. I love how you said that your mom is now with your dad and their hands linked together. That is beautiful. I believe she is in a better place. May the many happy memories carry you through the difficult times. With love and prayers, Jennifer Bennett