It is with great sadness to announce the passing of Therese “Terry” Downton on April 2, 2014 at the age of 68. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. She is now at peace, and for that we can all find happiness in our hearts.
Born on October 5, 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Terry along with her family came to Canada in 1953 aboard the ship Arosa Kulme to seek a better future.
Terry will be forever missed by her son Jay Ryan (JR) Downton–semicolon– sisters: Dorothy Thiessen and Rita Hanley. Terry also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, devoted friends and co-workers.
The family would like to acknowledge the wonderful treatment provided by the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the Pallative Care Unit at the Edmonton General. We are forever grateful for making Terry’s last few weeks with us comfortable and peaceful for her.
A Celebration of her Life will be held at 1pm., on Thursday April 10th at Connelly McKinley, 10011 – 114 Street Edmonton, Alberta. Interment to follow at Edmonton City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, commemorative donations for Terry are encouraged to the Devonian Botanic Garden.
(If by mail)
University of Alberta,
Devonian Botanic Garden
Edmonton AB T6G 2E1
Attn: Ruby Swanson