It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of our cherished Mother, Teresa Kathleen Walshe on 29 July 2021, after a long and courageous battle. Her passing was peaceful, surrounded by her loving family in her home. The beloved wife of the late Fl/Lt Edward John Walshe CD, an outstanding Mother to her children: the recently deceased Mary Kathleen (Bob Turcotte), Edward John, Elaine Anne, and William Richard; and a devoted and caring Grandmother to Robert, Julia, Laura, Kevin, Jennifer, and Great-Grandmother of Jackson. She leaves to mourn her brother, Francis Madigan (Isabelle), as well as a large extended family. Pre-deceased by her siblings, Eileen, Virginia (Mickey), James (Dorothy), and Vincent (Shirley).
Living the life of a military wife for twelve years, beset by the tragic loss of her husband, killed on duty while serving in the Royal Canadian Air Force in France less than four weeks after the birth of her fourth child. Immediately returning to her hometown of Montreal, Teresa began raising her children in the beautiful home she maintained for fifty-seven years as a proud military widow. More hardship would follow three years later with the passing of her best friend and sister, Eileen Madigan. Teresa will be best remembered as an intelligent, humorous, loving, patient woman of incredible strength and courage. She was also an accomplished gardener and extraordinary cook. She spent many vacations in Old Orchard Beach, Maine, and created countless summer memories there with her family. Teresa will always be an exceptional light in our lives; we’ll listen for her in every bird song, continue to see her in the bright flowers of her magnificent garden, and feel her compassion and understanding in every gentle breeze.
Forever in our hearts, until we meet again.
Our family would like to thank the Oncology unit at the Lakeshore General Hospital, their incredibly compassionate nurses, the support staff of NOVA West Island and the nurses of CLSC du Lac-St-Louis.
The funeral service will be celebrated at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, 5 August 2021 at St-John Fisher Parish, 120 Av Summerhill, Pointe-Claire, followed by a private burial at The National Field of Honour in Pointe-Claire. For those unable to attend, the service is live streamed on the Saint John Fisher Parish website. The livestream will begin at 12:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Teresa’s memory may be made to Lakeshore General Hospital Foundation or The Last Post Fund.
Funeral arrangements entrusted to Voluntas (514-695-7979, voluntas.ca).
Jo-Anne JaniganJuly 31, 2021 at 5:35 pm
Condolences to the family. I have wonderful memories of your mom. She always had beautiful garden and she was a wonderful cook. .
Dolores HatchJuly 31, 2021 at 6:55 pm
With Sympathy for your loss
Gilles PepinJuly 31, 2021 at 9:21 pm
Teresa was a great lady, in the purest meaning of the word.
Bunny RuizJuly 31, 2021 at 9:30 pm
Our most sincere sympathies. We know Teresa is now rejoined with Kathleen and will watch over you all with love. Aunty Bunny and Uncle Keith
Donna MadiganJuly 31, 2021 at 10:47 pm
My deepest condolences to my cousins: Ted, Elaine and Bill, and to the grandchildren of my Aunt’s family: Robert, Julia, Laura, Kevin, Jennifer and Jackson. Teresa Kathleen Walshe was a rarified individual, indeed! Her devotion to family throughout the years has been truly exemplary in both celebratory and challenging times. Certainly, we have all been blessed by her strength, comfort and wisdom. Her unconditional love given, her positive spirit and her example of Christian faith will be cherished and remembered always.
With love to all,
John and Chantal MacCollAugust 1, 2021 at 5:29 am
Dear Ted, our most sincere condolences to you and family for the passing of your dearest mum. With all of our friendship and sympathy.
John and Chantal MacColl
Diane TurcotteAugust 1, 2021 at 9:35 am
My condolences in the loss of your mother, grandmother and mother-in-law. She suffers no more and is as peace. AMEN..
DL GeneauAugust 1, 2021 at 10:47 am
My condolences to the Walshe family.
Jim TjeliosAugust 1, 2021 at 3:33 pm
Bill, my sincere condolences.
William R WalsheAugust 9, 2021 at 4:40 pm
Thank you Jim
Andre ArchambaultAugust 1, 2021 at 11:23 pm
Billy, my condolences to you and to your family.
Linda TurcotteAugust 2, 2021 at 9:03 am
To each and every one of you I am so sorry for your great loss. Teresa was a wonderful person and I know how important she was in all your lives. My deepest condolences. Now she is at peace and with Kathleen and her hubby. They will all be your angels now.
william carriereAugust 2, 2021 at 9:37 pm
We arrived 4 years ago next to this wonderful lady. As her neighbor all the family got the chance to know her, and she got to know us too. Always curious, she was a great listener and a great teacher when it comes to the garden. Even if she was born a few years before me, I always felt I could have chatted about anything. We would have love to know her more, but those 4 years will forever stay in our memories. She will have marked our lives and we will continue to talk about her for many years to come. From Roman, Marine, Marie, Tom and I we want to give our condolences to the Walshe family.
Emily MacPhersonAugust 4, 2021 at 5:17 pm
Our most sincerest condolences to the Walshe family. Auntie Teresa was a wonderful strong, lovely lady. I am forever thankful for the support and care she provided my grandfather (Vincent). Our summer shopping trips to the US with loads of home baked goods, will forever remain a fond memory. Her motherly strength and strong presence will be missed.
Arlene YeatesAugust 4, 2021 at 10:11 pm
My heartfelt condolences to the entire family. Teresa Walshe was a wonderful, supportive, kind and caring woman. She treasured her family and I know the memories of happy times spent together will help sustain them through the difficult days ahead. I count myself lucky to have known her. Much love to you all.
Linda Wray SmithAugust 5, 2021 at 5:35 pm
Dear Elaine, deepest condolences to you and your entire family on the loss of your beloved Mom. Praying the Lord will surround you with his love and peace at this most heartbreaking time. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”. Hold on to his promises. Thinking of you and sending a big hug. xoxo