TERESA DENISE CASWELL, of Lethbridge, passed away unexpectedly at her home, on Monday, November 20, 2023 at the age of 63 years.
Teresa is survived and dearly loved by her sister, Gloria Rutherford; son, Ryan (Betty) Knight; her grandchildren: Alexis, Miley, Avery, and Jameson; as well as her niece, Elneth (Adam) Rutherford and her great-niece, Isabelle and great-nephew, Sean. She will also be fondly remembered and cherished during backyard fires and gatherings by her closest friends, Heather and Ken Mathison, whom Teresa was forever appreciative of having the time to spend with them.
She was predeceased by her mother, Helen and brother, Kelvin.
Teresa was born July 20, 1960 in Blairmore, Alberta. She graduated from the Red Seal Chef program in 1978, and shortly after, began her tenure at the Crowsnest Pass Hospital, where she enjoyed working until her retirement in 2014. After nearly 35 years of service (1979-2014), she continually increased her love of cooking and food and friendships. She remained in Crowsnest Pass until the passing of her brother Kelvin. She then moved to Lethbridge, Alberta, where she felt her heart belonged and where she made a lasting impact in the BINGO community!
Teresa had a wonderful, sparkling personality, and will be missed for a heart full of laughter and a positive outlook on life, that she tried to share and encourage in others every day. There is no one who knew her that will ever forget her lust for life and connections to others. From her annual hosting of Thunder in the Valley, those that loved and cherished her will always remember Teresa for making them a part of her life, because it was bringing people together, and sharing what she felt life had to offer, that was the most precious and integral aspect of who Teresa was.
Every moment with her was a marvelous one, and there is no one who knew her that did not consider themselves lucky to be included in her life!
"I woke last night to the sound of thunder
How far off I sat and wondered?
Started hummin' a song from 1962
Ain't it funny how the night moves?"
A celebration of life will be announced at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation (heartandstroke.ca)
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