Born November 1, 1942 in Leader, Saskatchewan and passed away peacefully in Kelowna, BC with her family at her side on Sunday, January 9, 2011. She is survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Alf and their four children: Steve, Kelly (Stacey), Karen (Gary) Johnston, Janet Barzal; eight grandchildren: Melissa, Joel, Courtney, Nicole, Brooke, Connor, Devin and Olivia. Theresa was one of 20 children, four of whom passed away in infancy. She is survived by nine of her siblings. Theresa was the youngest girl in their large family of which approximately half of them moved to Kelowna in 1947. She met and married Alf in 1962. They owned and operated Cero Laundry & Dry Cleaning business for nine years. When that was sold, she went to work for the Sutherland Hills Rest Home until she retired in 2006. She was always a giving person, constantly putting the interests of others before her own. A service to celebrate her life will be held on Thursday, January 13th at 1:00 pm at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Cancer Centre for the Southern Interior, 399 Royal Avenue, Kelowna, BC, V1Y 5L3. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.