Theresa Velma Ryan (nee: Soos, Szabo)
Theresa passed peacefully in her sleep on Monday, June 28, 2021 in her 92nd year while a resident of Sprucedale Care Centre, Strathroy, Ontario.
Born into a large family in North Colchester, Ontario on July 26, 1929 to James and Elizabeth Soos, Theresa is survived by her sister Irene “Audy” and predeceased by her siblings Elizabeth “Elsie”, Mary, Rose, Helen, James, Frank, Margaret and Erma “Mimi”. Predeceased by her husband Terrance Ryan (2011), Theresa will be fondly loved and missed by her children Peter (Cathy) Szabo of LaSalle and David (Lynda) Szabo of Burlington, Terri (Brian) McCarthy of Grand Bend, and step-children Michael (Lisa) Ryan (Harrow), Nora (Blain) Mallot (Lakeshore), Kathy (Michael) Vossen (Victoria,BC), Jackie (Rob) Iorio (Tecumseh) and Sean (Amy) Ryan (Lakeshore), and many nieces, nephews, grand and great grandchildren.
Theresa enjoyed nothing more than gathering family and friends as an outlet for her passion of baking and cooking, and no one ever went hungry. Always eager for excitement, Theresa took up micro sprint go cart racing with her husband Terry until (following a crash) he had to teasingly “take her license away”. Theresa had a zest for life. We wish to thank Sprucedale Care Centre in Strathroy for their excellent care and attention to Theresa in her later years.
In accordance with Theresa’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no service or commemoration at this time. A Celebration of Life will take place at a later date. Expressions of sympathy may be made in Theresa’s name to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario or the Windsor/Essex County Humane Society. Online donations and condolences may be made at www.strathroyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements entrusted to DENNING’S OF STRATHROY.