Nixon (nee Strain) Theresa (Terry) Mary

It is with great sadness that the family of Theresa Nixon announces she passed away peacefully surrounded by family on April 23, 2014 at the age of 84.

Theresa was born and raised in Fort McLeod, AB. She eventually moved to Cranbrook, BC where she met, and later married Harold, her husband of 59 years. Together they started their family of 3 boys in Parson, BC before moving back to Cranbrook. Theresa was adventurous and never one to sit still, always up for trying something new. She took up downhill skiing in her 60’s, went white water rafting, travelled to Thailand, went on all the rides in Disney World with her grandkids, and hiked up mountains. She enjoyed baking, we will all miss her homemade bread, buns, cinnamon buns cookies and Christmas squares. Other hobbies included knitting, word puzzles and walking. Theresa kept fit and active by walking every day, including her final days in Foothills hospital. She also always made sure that she had her week’s supply of lottery tickets on hand.

“Mother Theresa” (as she was known amongst family) never complained about anything and always put the needs of others ahead of her own. She was there to lend a hand to friends, family, or complete strangers. Theresa faced many adversities in her life head on and never got discouraged no matter how difficult things had become. She was never happier than when she was surrounded by her family, be it a casual evening sitting in the backyard, family vacations, birthday celebrations, weddings, or reunions.

Theresa leaves behind her 3 sons; Garth (Linda), Gord (Karen) and Lorne (Kim), 4 Grandchildren; Josh (Jill), Allison (Scott), Jeff (Terri), and Danielle (Davey), and 4 Great Grandchildren; Avery, Madelyn, Jace, and Kael. She is predeceased by her husband Harold, her daughter Baby girl Nixon, her grandson Joel, and her siblings Eugene, Joe, Madelyn, and Gwen.

Theresa never told us how to live our lives, she showed us.

Rest in Peace Mom.

If friends so desire, Memorial tributes can be made directly to the BC Lung Association (www.bc.lung.ca)

A funeral mass will be celebrated Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 12:00PM at Christ the Servant Catholic Church, 1100 – 14th Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC with a reception to follow.


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