Thresia Sophia Johanna Teunissen

Thresia Sophia Johanna Teunissen

Nov 28, 1925 – May 17, 2018
Thresia Sophia Johanna was born in Warnsveld Netherlands. In a double ceremony on January 17, 1951 she and her twin sister, Johanna married best friends and business partners Johannes Teunissen and Gerard Moerman. Due to the postwar housing shortage, they emigrated from Holland to Canada and settled in Aylmer, Quebec.  Setting up a small lumber yard business they raised their families providing a better life. After 6 years of marriage and 4 children, Thresia was tragically widowed losing her husband, the love of her life. 

With her deep abiding Catholic faith and the loving support of family members, Thresia courageously built a good life for her children. She started evening and business classes eventually securing a fulfilling 30 year career with the Federal Government. Upon retirement she moved to Mill Bay, Vancouver Island to be close to her children and family.

Making the most of enjoying her life, she spent many years exploring the island with her walking group and line danced into her 80’s. She had a passion and talent for gardening and flower arranging. Attending St. Francis Xavier Church for the past 24 years gave Thresia strength and joy. Thresia was an optimist and loved participating in and hosting family dinners in the “Dutch Tradition”, and you could always count on her homemade Dutch Apple Cake.  

Survived by her children Maion (Bill Davidson), Helmut (Vickie), Lucien and Hans predeceased (Kim) grandchildren Leah, Jessica, Aaron, Chelsey, Samuel, Tedra and Mahaila  and great grandchildren, Maggie, Tayah and Ellis, as well her sister Willie Van Ginkel.

We will love you and miss you forever. Thanks for being a great mom!

A funeral service will be held May 25, 2018 at 1:00,  St Frances Xavier Church, 790 Kilmalu Road, Mill Bay, with a tea to follow.

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