SMITH, Theresa Irene –
The death occurred peacefully on Thursday, June 10, 2021, of Theresa Irene Smith, age 81, surrounded by her children, at Bethell Hospice in Inglewood Ontario.
Theresa was born in North Rustico, Prince Edward Island and raised by her parents Fileas and Cecily Gallant. She was first born of a family of 13 children. She then headed to Toronto, Ontario where she met her husband James Wilfred Smith from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and together raised 3 children. Theresa was involved in numerous charities within her community and was very involved in her parish, Nativity of our Lord. Theresa put her heart into helping people and was loved by many. She worked at a bank, surrogate court, and then at Parkdale Golden Age Foundation until her retirement at age 80. She traveled to Prince Edward Island every summer to be with her family and enjoyed traveling up to and including her final year with a trip to Nigeria and a lifelong dream trip to The Holy Land, Israel in 2020.
Predeceased by her loving husband James Wilfred Smith, her parents Fileas and Cecily Gallant and her brother Charlie Gallant, Theresa will be missed by many and remembered in love by her children, Cherie Jelesits (Erich) , Jamey (Anne-Marie) , Matthew Smith; her grandchildren Benjamin and David Smith; and her brother’s and sister’s, Mary(Robert, deceased) Connelly, Estelle Bourgeois (Ian Strang), Gerard Gallant (Malerie), Bernie Gallant (Michele), Francis Gallant (Carl Campbell), Anne Christopher (Charlie), Kent Gallant (Shirley), Wendy Gallant (Garry), Paul Gallant (Barb), Karen Gallant (Lee), Laura Larkin ( Tony); her sister -in-laws Carla Smith ( best friend), Sharon Smith, Norah Smith, and her many nieces and nephews.
Funeral mass will be held at Nativity of our Lord Catholic Church, 480 Rathburn Road, Etobicoke, Ontario (space/numbers limited, please contact family). Link to attend mass virtually to follow.
Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada or Bethell Hospice Foundation, in memory of Theresa Smith. Online condolences at newediukfuneralhome.com
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Theresa Irene Smith Thursday June 10th 2021..
Death notice for the town of: Etobicoke, Province: Ontario