Passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday, August 25, 2019.
Teresa is survived by husband Larry, daughter Viola, son Philip, step-daughters Helen, Heidi, and Vivian. Sisters Yee, Hwa, Har, Ling; brother Fuk-hum; cousin Ming; 7 other cousins; 32 nephews and 26 nieces.
Born in Zhanjiang, China, on March 28, 1935, Teresa moved to Hong Kong with her large family in 1947. She completed her primary and secondary schools as well as three years of college education in Hong Kong and Taiwan. She married husband Larry in 1962 and they moved first to New York in 1964 and then to Fredericton in 1968. She worked for many years in retail as an inventory clerk before retirement in the 1990s.
Teresa received voice training as a soprano in Hong Kong, and maintained her interest in music for the rest of her life. She was a member of the Fredericton Choral Society for more than 20 years and performed in the choir many times in Fredericton.
In addition to music, Teresa was interested in cultural activities. She was one of the founding members of the Chinese Cultural Association of New Brunswick in 1977, and always involved herself in various events. Teresa was a lover of flowers and she maintained a beautiful garden in her yard for nearly 30 years.
A celebration of Teresa's life will be held at Bishop's Funeral Home, 540 Woodstock Road on Saturday, August 31, at 2 p.m. Burial will follow the memorial service and reception. For those who wish, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Society or a charity of choice.
Online condolences and sharing of memories may be made at www.bishopsfuneralhome.com