November 19, 2019
Van Vliet, Teresa passed away in Ty Watson House with family by her side on Tuesday,
November 19, 2019 at the age of 85.
Predeceased by husband Jake; sisters Betty (Frank) and Nancy (Gordon-1969, Art -2003)
Survived by brother Neil (Carol); 5 sons – Leo (Brenda), Randy (Deb), Brent (Janet), Ronnie (Laura) and Neil; grandchildren Terien (Dave), Jadon (Ashley), Dionne (Bryce), Karli (Dave),
Taylor (Chelsea), Reese (Jayme), Brynn (Connor), Jake (Brianna), Ross (Anna), Morgan, Connor, Cameron, Logan and Alex and 10 great-grandchildren Davin, Mya, Will, Daisy, Maci, Dominic, Breigh, Rhoen, Briar and Easton; as well as extended family Pam.
Born in Glasgow , Teresa came across the Atlantic to Canada in 1954 by way of the steam ship the Capt Cook which was the very last trip the ship made. Teresa arrived in Canada with $5 in her pocket with the intention to travel to Vancouver Island and live with her sister, Nancy. Not realizing how big Canada was, she boarded a train and began the long journey. It was on the Uchuck on her way to Sarita that she met Jake. The couple was married 5 months later. They stayed in Sarita for 4 years, then moved to Steede Ave in Port Alberni where Teresa’s sisters, Betty and Nancy and their spouses lived in houses side by side. Teresa was always busy raising her family, enjoying her grandchildren and loved to spend her spare time knitting.
A Celebration of Teresa’s Life will be held between 1-3 pm on Friday November 29, 2019 at The Lawn bowling Club, 4255 Wallace St., Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 3Y6.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Teresa’s memory to Ty Watson/Alberni Valley Hospice Society, 2579 – 10th Ave, Port Alberni, BC., V9Y 2P5.
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