Teresa Margaret Stefansson (nee McCafferty) passed away in St. Boniface Hospital in Winnipeg, Man. on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 after a three-year battle with cancer.
Teresa was born July 7, 1928 in Fort Frances, Ont. to Henry and Florence (Kelly) McCafferty.
After successfully completing King’s Business College in Port Arthur, Ont., she came to Winnipeg in 1946 to work as a secretary at Anthes Foundry. In 1951, she joined Manitoba Bridge & Engineering Works as secretary to the general manager.
After their amalgamation with Dominion Bridge in 1979, she transferred to Manitoba Rolling Mills, finally retiring in 1985.
Teresa married Ken Stefansson on June 30, 1983, who he predeceased her on Jan. 7, 2001.
A kind, gentle, and elegant lady, full of fun with a delightful sense of humour, Teresa was much loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed by her family and wide circle of friends. She had an amazing generosity of spirit and when not helping others, she loved to read, garden, and travel both near and far.
She is survived by her three nieces, Cheryl (Fred) Bickford, Kathy (Alasdair) Smith, and Rosemary (Terry) Jorgenson, all of Thunder Bay, Ont.; and her nephew, Rex McCafferty, of the Cayman Islands.
Also surviving are her four grand-nieces, Kelly (Rob) Clifford (nee Smith), Leanne (Tom) Joseph (nee Bickford), Allison Smith, and Erin (James) McCarron (nee Smith); her four grand-nephews, Sean Bickford, Rob Bickford, Murray (Hali) Smith, and Paul Jorgenson; as well as six great-grand-nieces and nephews.
Also surviving is her sister-in-law, Ethel Vernon (nee Stefansson); and many cousins, including Gladys (Ted) Lynch, Gen Essery, Eileen Armstrong, Margie Warner, Helen (Ken) Porteous, Glen (Margo) Warner, and Jim (Gina) Warner.
Teresa was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Ken; her sister and brother-in-law, Kay and Alvin Johnson; and her brother and sister-in-law, Jerome and Jean McCafferty.
Funeral service was held Friday, Feb. 27, 2009 at 11 a.m. at St. John Brebeuf Church, with Msgr. David Jamieson officiating.
A private interment followed at Thomson “In the Park” Cemetery in Winnipeg.