Obituary of THERESE MARY SHEPHERD
Therese Mary Shepherd passed away peacefully with family by her side on September 17, 2023 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, at the age of 91 years.
She was predeceased by her husband Colin “Shep” and son Robert “Bob”. Therese is survived by her children David (Diane), Dan (Lisa), Dennis (Debbie), Colleen (Grant), Noreen (Adam), Elena Wiens (Greg), 16 Grandchildren,18 Great Grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Also left to cherish her memory is her special niece Sister Beverly Pillar whom mom was very close to.
Therese was born April 19, 1932 in The Pas, Manitoba the daughter of John and Lillian Balfour. She was raised in The Pas and Spruce Home, Saskatchewan at the family farm. She graduated from high school in 1949 from Duck Lake Convent in Saskatchewan and went on to become a Registered Nurse, graduating from St. Anthony’s Hospital in the The Pas in 1952. She married Shep on October 30th of that year. She was employed at St. Anthony’s Hospital and once they started a family (which grew to six) became a stay at home mom. They moved to Flin Flon, Manitoba in 1964.
Therese spent many hours at the sewing machine creating clothing and costumes for the family. We will especially remember her sewing creations, roast beef dinners and origami napkins. “Mrs. Shep” will also be fondly remembered at the Willowpark Curling Rink in Flin Flon where she managed the concession and bar for many years. She moved to Winnipeg in 1996 to be closer to family after dad passed. In her latter years she enjoyed spending time with family and friends and shopping for new “Sets” to wear. By faith Therese was Roman Catholic and enjoyed attending mass.
The family thanks the compassionate staff in the Palliative Care unit at Riverview Health Centre for the amazing care provided.
A funeral liturgy will be celebrated on Monday September 25, 2023 at 11:00 am at St. John Brebeuf Parish, 1707 John Brebeuf Pl, Winnipeg. A private family interment will be held at a later date.