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R.S. Kane Funeral Home

6150 Yonge St., North York, ON

OBITUARY

Theresa Gertrude Jourdain

17 February, 192420 March, 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theresa (Terry) Jourdain (née Hughes) at the age of 93. Loving and beloved mother of Paula (Gerald Coleman), Ann (Jim Magee) and Raymond (Judy Jourdain) passed away peacefully in the early morning of Friday March 20,2020 at her home in The Village of Humber Heights. Terry was predeceased by her husband of 63 years Antoine (Tony) Jourdain. Cherished grandmother of Tim Matthews (Norah), Laura Hope (Richard), Stephen, Sasha Anis (Nicole), Justin Anis (Joëlle Dufour) and Shea McGuire (Natasha Pasher). She is also survived by grandchildren Henry, Samuel, Rosemary, Harvey, Wesley, and Laurel. Dear sister of Doug and Gordon Hughes and sister Mary (deceased).

Terry’s beautiful smile, indomitable spirit and gracious manner will be remembered by many, especially her friends from Thornhill Golf and Country club where she enjoyed many years curling and playing tennis. She will also be missed by her Florida friends from the Delray Beach club where she was a fierce tennis competitor. Mom enjoyed lifelong friendships with her “knitting club” and neighbours from Truman Road.

We want to give special thanks to Dorothy Caligton and Connie Mangosan who have been mom’s loving caregivers for the past seven years. We are deeply indebted to them and the staff of the Village of Humber Heights for all they have done.

With consideration to the health and well being of all the family will have a private burial with a celebration of life to be held at a later date. Letters of condolences and shared memories may be left online at R.S. Kane Funeral Home, North York. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the Alzheimer’s Society of Ontario.

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Ron Millman

April 1, 2020

Always a good friend / neighbor to my parents along with Tony. I remember her as a very strong woman and loving. Very sorry for your loss and maybe they are having a catch up with Fran & Terry ! My deepest sympathy, Ron

Victoria Floras

March 29, 2020

I have many happy memories of good times spent with Terry and Tony - trips to Ireland, France and Italy as well as numerous dinner parties. With deepest sympathy to the family. Victoria Floras

Bob Lewis-Watts

March 29, 2020

Hi Paula, Ann and Ray; I'm very sorry that you have lost your Mom. I know that her health wasn't the best for some time now, but that doesn't blunt the pain of her death. I hope you find really good support from family, friends and former neighbours and I can tell you I'll keep you in my heart.
Your Mom was a very "classy lady"-there was always an air of calm
openness around her which I can easily recall and feel now, but of course was too interested in fun and games to pay attention as a kid and young man. I know my Mom valued her friendship with Terry a lot- I think they were a great support to each other during the stressful times of raising a family out in the sticks with not a whole lot of money to spare. Take care all of you ,especially in these times.
I'll let Pete and Donny know. I hesitate somewhat to bring it up during your grieving but I will let you know that Pete is in the end stages of cancer of the bowel and will not be with us much longer.
Thinking of you all with fond memories of our childhood,Bob

Lee Fisher

March 29, 2020

Dear Paula, your Mom and I had a lovely chat once at a BBQ in your back garden. I'll always remember her twinkle and sense of humour. My thoughts are with you and your family in this time of loss. Sincerely, Lee.

Peggy Mulligan

March 28, 2020

Paula, Ann Louise and Raymond,

Peggy Mulligan (nee Reed) here. I'm sending this note for myself, Diane and also Aunt Margaret.

I was saddened to read of your Mom's passing in today's Globe. I always considered her an extremely classy, elegant and thoughtful person and will fondly remember warm summer afternoons when a special invitation to come over to the pool in what I considered (and still do) as the biggest backyard in the world would come our way.
I did smile with the reference to the "knitting club" in the notice. What a great group of friends those women were....all our "funny aunts".
Take care.

Nancy Paul

March 28, 2020

Dear Paula and family,
Just wanted to extend my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your Mom. I fondly remember Mrs. Jourdain as a lovely and compassionate person. Always smiling and ready to share a kind word.
Sincerely,
Nancy Paul

Lila Sills

March 28, 2020

For Terry - a dear friend of more than 50 years. I remember our many enjoyable days of curling, bridge and socialising. We traveled all over the world together and shared many wonderful times. Our husbands were also great friends. Terry was a terrific gal - a lovely, thoughtful, kind person who I will never forget. Rest in peace from your longtime friend. Lila Sills

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY