It is with great sadness the family of Theresa Mary O’Bomsawin shares the news of her sudden passing on July 25, 2022 at the age of 45 years.
Theresa is lovingly remembered by her children; Taylor, Emily and Brandon, partner Kalvin, loving fur babies Ace and Mimi, fathers Bernie O’Bomsawin and Alex Allard, siblings Tonya (Alexander), Jeff (Karren), Paul (Tisha), Melissa (Shawn), Julie, Andre (Natalie), Joey (Michelle), in-laws Allan and Joanne Sigfusson, Kris (Amity), numerous nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, great friends and coworkers.
Theresa was predeceased by her mother, Catherine Allard, her maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Mary-Ellen Younger, paternal grandparents, Sylvia and Noella O’Bomsawin, Gilles and Laurette Allard, as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins. Theresa was also predeceased by her best friend Tara Mackeil and Tara’s daughter Paige, it brings great comfort to the family knowing they are all reunited once again.
Theresa’s pride and joy has always been and forever will be her three children, she was their biggest cheerleader. She shone the brightest when talking about Taylor’s career path, Emily’s recent graduation and Brandon’s mad hockey skills. At a young age, Theresa had a penchant for helping others. This passion led her into the field of home care for several years and most recently working with youths where she made meaningful connections. The family knows it will be one of Theresa’s greatest wishes not only for her children but also these young women to follow in a successful and loving path.
Theresa’s celebration of life will be held at Little Mountain Sportsplex, 64-128 Klimpke RD, August 12, 2022 at 1pm. Lunch will be served.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Klinic Community Health, Attention: Donation Team
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April 20, 1935 – June 8, 2022
Theresa (Terry) Kiesman, Loving Wife, Mom, and Nan passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 at Riverview Health Center after a brief but courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer.
Theresa is survived by her daughters, Faye (Al), Cindy (Ken); daughter-in-law Sheila; eight grandchildren, Janet (Phil), Laura (Kent), Zach (Ashley), David (Mikaila), KC (Patrick), Matthew, Isaac, and Marguerita (Matt); six great-grandsons Euan, Noah, Colby, Danny, Zaden and Cameron; sister Maryanne (Don), brother Emil and numerous in-laws, cousins, nieces, and nephews. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 65 years, Raymond and most recently, her only son Melvin (Mel).
Theresa was born in Wakaw, Saskatchewan and eventually moved to Winnipeg where she met the Love of her Life and Soulmate, Ray Kiesman. In addition to being an avid sports fan of the Blue Bombers and Winnipeg Jets, Mom loved Bingo and was quite lucky at winning. At formal Celebrations, Mom & Dad would dance in sync with rhythmic steps that was a joy to watch. She was a woman of many talents – sewing, knitting, crocheting, gardening, cooking, and baking. Although Mom made a career at various Sewing Factories, many relatives and friends were blessed with her talents as she created clothing, winter coats, many bridal & bridesmaid dresses, newborn baby clothes and blankets. Mom had a green thumb and would proudly show the flower gardens she created. In retirement to Matlock, Dad & Mom would grow incredible vegetable gardens – then give away most of the harvest. No one will ever make cabbage rolls, perogies, butter tarts, or dessert pies the way Mom did. After moving back to Winnipeg in the later years, Mom & Dad would host many Christmas dinners for family and whoever else showed up – there was always enough food and a place to sit. After Dad passed, she spent her last years living at St. John’s Haven where she made many friends such as Ardith and Pat who helped us immensely take care of her in her last months & weeks.
Thank you to the Staff of Cancer Care, St. Boniface Hospital and Riverview Health Center for their incredible care and compassion during her illness. A private family gathering will take place in September where she will be laid to rest with Dad at Chapel Lawn.
If you wish, make a donation to a charity of your choice in her name, or perhaps simply plant a flower in her memory.
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Theresa passed away peacefully at Riverview Health Centre on June 8, 2022 at the age of 87 years.
She was a much beloved wife, mother and Nan.
Cremation has taken place.
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