Della Vedova, Theresa (nee Egan)

It is with profound sadness the family announces the peaceful passing of Theresa Della Vedova (nee Egan) on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 in her 94th year of life.

            Beloved spouse of Gus Della Vedova (predeceased), with whom she spent 67 years married. Loving mother of Jeffrey and Rodney (Sandy), David (predeceased)(Diana), and Anne Marie.

Beloved grandmother to TJ McDonald (Rhoda), Andrew Della Vedova (Melissa), Lauren Della Vedova and Santana Della Vedova. Great grandmother to Aiden and Aubrey McDonald, and Ruby, Pacey, and Russell Della Vedova.

            Theresa was born to Leonard and Kathleen Egan, and had 2 siblings, Joseph Egan (Priscilla) and Kathleen Tessier (Gilbert), all of whom are predeceased. Theresa is survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Theresa moved from Orillia to Garson at a young age, where she was voted as Miss Garson in her late teenage years. She went onto spending her life as the devoted matriarch of a large family. Theresa spent time selling vehicle license plates for the Ministry of Ontario. She also enjoyed cooking, regular shopping excursions with her sister Kathy, spending quality time at the family camp on lake Nepewassi, watching a good old hockey game on TV, and always having a good laugh at the Maple Leafs losing. She was a 63 year member of the Catholic Womens League (CWL) at St. Johns church in Garson.

            As her health started to decline in the later years, she was taken care of full time by her beloved daughter Anne Marie, whose 24 hour care at home gave her a few extra years of enjoyable life, and frequent visits by her great grand-children Aiden and Aubrey turned into the highlights of her days.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Abdul-Hussein and his secretary Sue Richard for their excellent and compassionate care, spending over 40 years as Theresa’s  family physician team. The Nickel Centre Pharmasave for their lifelong dedication to granny’s needs. Her Bayshore homecare nurse Katie, and NP Karen Aniol for the home visits over her last few years. And to Father Sam D’Angelo, who provided her final home blessings which brought her incredible joy.

            The family would also like to personally thank her friends Barbara Moore and Carmen Joly for their daily telephone calls, which granny anticipated and quite enjoyed. To Lilian Joly-Bede, The Boettger family, Marie Bardswich, and Brenda Morrow for their kindness and friendship. There are far too many that were special to Theresa, and we would like to thank you all.

            Finally we would like to extend a heartfelt and special thank you to our extended family in the emergency department at Health Sciences North, where granny had several visits over the years. She was always treated with the highest level of care and compassion possible, right up to her last breath.

            A funeral mass will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church, at 11:00am on Friday, October 27th,2023.   


7 Condolences

  1. My deepest condolences to you Anne Marie and family.
    I have such fond memories of your mom. She was a special lady
    Take good care,
    Debbie Asselin

    By: Debbie Asselin
    October 20, 2023
  2. So sorry for your loss Anne Marie & Jeff! Thinking of you!
    Rachelle (Southwind)

    By: Rachelle Blais
    October 15, 2023
  3. Anne Marie, thinking of you at this difficult time.

    By: Shirley sauve
    October 14, 2023
  4. We are thinking of you Jeff and Anne Marie in your time of grieving and extend our most sincere condolences. We both have fond memories of your mom and have no doubt that she has now reached her just reward in heaven.
    Paul & Claudette Tosolini

    By: Paul & Claudette Tosolini
    October 14, 2023
  5. Sincerest Condolences to All of the Della Vedova Family at this most difficult time. May All of your Wonderful Cherished Memories of Theresa from over the years help you through your time of grief. Theresa was certainly a wonderful and caring individual. Rest in Peace Theresa.

    Clayton Stevenson and Family

    By: Clayton Stevenson
    October 14, 2023
  6. My deepest of sympathy to you Anne Marie and the rest of the clan. Mrs Della Vedova was so very special to me especially as a child growing up in Garson along with my best friends Anne Marie and Lil. Mrs Della Vedova you always welcomed me into your home and made me feel like one of the family, all of you did. You made the best spaghetti I had ever had, I still to this day try to make your pasta, it’s just is not the same. I will always have a special place in my heart for you. Rest easy dear dear lady .

    By: Mary Jane MacKinnon
    October 13, 2023
  7. Our Deepest Condolences to The Family, Liked seeing Her sitting in the Window! The Ashicks.

    By: Dale & Lorraine Ashick
    October 13, 2023

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