THERESA ELSIE CLARIDGE
On September 3, 2013 Theresa passed away peacefully at Kamloops Royal Inland Hospital.
Terry was predeceased by her husband Richard (Dick) Claridge of Oyama as well as her four sisters and four brothers.
She is survived by her sister Barbara Bickerton of Kamloops and many nieces and nephews.
She was born June 4, 1925 in Regina, Saskatchewan and after her father sold their home most of the family moved west to Oyama, B.C. where the family bought an orchard. Terry stayed in Oyama after the orchard was sold and worked in the Packing House and also trained to be a hairdresser which led to her teaching at the Vernon School of Hairdressing.
An avid sports fan, Terry was involved with the Oyama baseball team in her early years. She also spent many years taking pairs ice skating dancing lessons with her husband Dick at the Kelowna arena.
Terry and her husband lived by the pond on Oyama Road. Terry and Dick enjoyed feeding the many species of birds that would visit the pond. She also had a great love for dogs, especially her beloved German Shepherd Vicky.
In 2004 Terry moved to Kamloops and lived with her niece Midge Kinicki. They had nine wonderful years sharing laughter and many card games. She will be fondly remembered by many friends in Kamloops as ‘Aunt Terry’.
She will be buried beside her husband Richard Claridge. A graveside family gathering will be held on Saturday, October 19th in Oyama, B.C.