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Marie Theresa Craig

March 19, 1928 ~ May 30, 2019 (age 91)

Our very loving mother/grandmother passed away peacefully at her care home in West Kelowna, BC on May 30, 2019.  Theresa was born March 19, 1928 to Emilienne (Berthelette) and Frank Coulombe in St Boniface Hospital and was raised in Transcona MB with her 7 (predeceased) siblings.  Theresa was predeceased by her devoted husband of 51 yrs Leslie Hill Craig in October 1998, Grand-Daughter Jessica in December 2000, and Great-Grandson Jessy in January 2015. She leaves to mourn, her family who cherished every moment with this lovely lady of warmth, laughter, and integrity, her daughters Eileen (Henning) Puge, Laurie (Graham) Craig-Taylor, and son Leslie Craig. As well, brother-in-law Harry (Margaret) Craig, grandchildren; Kelly, Kristian, Jennipher, David, Michael, Jaiden, and Step-grandchildren; Cheryl, Tina, Mieka, Julian, several great-grandchildren, cousin Rose Marie, many nieces and nephews. Theresa was a gifted singer and spent her teenage years to retirement actively singing at weddings, funerals, as well as in the Blessed Sacrament choir with also being the leader for many years. After returning to complete Grade 12 as one of the first Adult Students at age 40, Theresa enjoyed working in the Transcona School Division for over 23 years as a Para-professional.  She was also a 50 year member of the Catholic Women’s League (CWL), with many years serving in different rolls including President on both the local and Diocesan Councils.  She was also an active member and volunteer at the Blessed Sacrament Parish until Theresa and Les moved to Calgary in 1997 to join Laurie & Graham in new adventures, and then on to West Kelowna in 2010. Theresa loved to sing, dance, read, cook, play cards (at the Tuscany 50+ Seniors Grp in Calgary) and do puzzles, travel and photography before Alzheimer’s took her on a different path along life’s journey. The family wants to thank Staff at The Village at Smith Creek and Victoria-Personal Care Aide, as well as our friend Cathy for the loving care and respect they gave to Theresa throughout the last years. Arrangements for Funeral Mass in Transcona (Wpg) MB and Interment in Calgary AB are to be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Alzheimer Society to assist with programs dedicated to this debilitating disease.

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