Teresa June (Terry) Lodge U.E.
was born on June 1st, 1934 in Vancouver, B.C. and passed away on July 9th, 2012 in the North Okanagan Hospice, Vernon, B.C. at the age of 78 years with her family by her side.
Terry will be lovingly remembered by her six children, Kathy (Bruce) Black, Barb (Page) Hartley, Bev (Chuck) Pecor, Steven (Kim) Lodge, Suzanne (Bill) Haddow and Terry (Darryl) Cross; eleven grandchildren, Amanda (Chris), Jennifer (Brett), Bradly (Kim), Myles, Courtenay, Stephanie, Jessie, Sasha, Monika (Francisco), Justin and Rachel; six great-grandchildren and another one on the way; three brothers, Dan (Verna), Rob (Liz) and Rick; and two nephews, James and Tom (Emily) Pearson. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bill and Dorothy Pearson and her husband, Terence Owen (Terry) Lodge.
Terry attended West Van High and went on to graduate from the St. Paul’s Nursing Program where she made many life-long friends. She raised her children on the North Shore and in 1977 moved to Vernon, B.C. After raising her family she returned to nursing and worked at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital until retiring in 1994. She remained a close friend with many of her long time nursing colleagues and over the years enjoyed keeping in touch with them. Terry was indeed one very active lady. She was a United Empire Loyalist and a founding member of the Vernon Historical Society as well as being involved in the following groups: Friends of History, Genealogical Society, Naturalist Club, Birding Club and the Red Hat Rebels. She kept busy with volunteer work at the Red Cross and sat on the Board of the Vernon Museum. Terry was adventurous and over the years traveled extensively with family and friends.
A private Graveside Service will take place at which time Terry’s cremated remains will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband. A Celebration Of Terry’s Life will be held at the Army, Navy & Airforce Veterans Hall, 2500-46th Avenue, on Thursday, July 19th, 2012 at 11:30 A.M. with Pastor Jeremy Kinniburgh officiating.
As an expression of sympathy, it was Terry’s desire that those who wish to do so should send donations in her memory to the North Okanagan Hospice Society, 3506-27th Avenue, Vernon, B.C. V1T 1S4.
“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.”
Funeral arrangements have been made with
BETHEL FUNERAL CHAPEL LTD.,
5605-27th Street, Vernon, B.C. V1T 8Z5