McCready, Therese

McCready, Therese "Terry"

November 27th, 2017

Has gone to be with the Angels above. Peacefully on Monday, November 27th, 2017, surrounded by family, at Victoria Hospital, London, Ontario, in her 87th year. Beloved wife of the late William “Bill” (2016) for 61 years. Born in Stoney Point in 1931 to Corinne (née Brissette) (1977) and Leo (1942) Markham. Terry and Bill moved from Windsor to Chatham in 1957, where they raised their family and lived for 57 years before moving to London to be closer to their children. Much loved mother to Bill Jr. (Terri O’Neil), JoAnn (Graham) Vincent, Lorene McCready (Ed Morassut), Bruce (Sharon Bazinet), and Todd (Mary Nuttall). Dearest Grandma of Colin McCready, Meghan McCready (Adam Jacobs), Kailagh (Paul) Hammell, Sarah Vincent (Justin Safayeni), Alicia Vincent (Mark Buckley), Andrew Vincent, Dillon Morassut, Luke Morassut, Matthew McCready, Rowan McCready and Natalie Melanson. Special great-grandma to Oscar Safayeni and Orr Buckley. Dear sister of Ted Markham (2004), Gabe (2001) and Ann Markham, Bernice and John (1954) Antaya, Toni (2012) and Henry (2011) Brisson, Sister Corinne Alma H.N.S. (2002), Clarence (2013) and June Markham, Stanley (2009) and Rita (2002) Markham, Howard (2002) and Monica (2007) Markham, Gerri (2015) and Ed Jubenville, and Lee and Shirley Markham. Sister-in-law to James (2004) and Sandra McCready, Patricia and Charles Forsyth, and Carol and Marcel Lefaive. Daughter-in-law to William Osborne (1994) and Arley (1996) McCready. She will be missed by her many nieces, nephews and cousins. As well as being a wonderful and devoted mother and grandmother, Terry was a seamstress extraordinaire. She enjoyed being active by bowling, swimming, and playing “golf”. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2:00-4:00 and 7:00-9:00 p.m., with prayers at 7:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at ST. GEORGE ROMAN CATHOLIC PARISH, 1164 Commissioners Road West, London on Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. Visitation prior to the mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. Private family interment of ashes at a later date. Those wishing to make a memorial donation are asked to consider the ALS Society of Canada or the London Health Sciences Foundation. A special thank you to the Palliative Care Unit team at Victoria Hospital and the Motor Neuron Disease Clinic for all their care and compassion.

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Lisa and Rudy SmithDear JoAnn, Graham, and family, we send our deepest condolences on the death of your Mom. She was a wonderful woman who lived life to the fullest, and brought joy and laughter to anyone lucky enough to spend time with her. Hold your memories close to your hearts. God Bless.
Karen, Ian, Janine and Heather ShortTo all of the McCready and Markham family members, we were so sad to hear the news of the loss of our wonderful Aunt Terry. She was an amazing woman and always made you feel loved and appreciated. She will never be forgotten.
Lee & Shirley MarkhamDearest Bill ,JoAnn, Lorene,Bruce,Todd & families, Through God's grace and mercy, we pass from this life to the next. May He fill your hearts with peace and warm memories of your mother's love. We will miss her so much especially the phone calls these last few months . I would talk and talk. I knew she was listening. When I hung up, I waited for her response and she would always email back with words of wisdom. OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY for THE LOSS OF OUR BELOVED SISTER. Lee & Shirley
Ted and Jean Markham and familyWe will miss Aunt Terry's never ending smile. How she would seek out Aunt Gerri and me on August 19th to celebrate our birthday. See how proud she was of her ever growing family. Caring for Uncle Bill as his mental and physical health slipped away. Teaching Jeannie and me a new card game even after she lost the use of her voice and ability to eat solid food. Loved the fact she played against us in earnest. And when her health failed her, she made it clear she did not want to be kept alive by a feeding tube. Aunt Terry knew it was her time and with bravado, dignity and the love of her family, faced the inevitable. She is our hero!
Kevin Murphy I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. I knew both of them for a short period of time but enjoyed both of them. She had recently sent an email asking if she could come back to craven dr and have a look for old times sake. Wish that could have happened. All family members are welcome to revisit their childhood home at anytime. She will be missed. A wonderful lady. Rest In Peace
Ladi Markham & Carol RudisillDear cousins, We are saddened by the passing of Aunt Terry, she was special. Amazing she could remember all the nieces and nephews (70+). She will be missed but stories and memories will last lifetimes. We honour her by remembering her laugh and smile.
Michelle HadrianWill always remember sweet Aunt Terry as a positive & caring woman. She had a way to make us feel special. I remember she sewed a Raggedy Ann doll for me when I was a little girl & went to stay with her when my dad was hospitalized for a lengthy period. She gave me a rosary from Granny Markham on my wedding day, & an ottoman she designed as a wedding present. She was very talented. She was brave & strong through her illness, & remained compassionate of others. Although regretfully, I am unable to get the time away from work to attend the funeral, I hope Bill, JoAnn, Lorene, Bruce & Todd & families know how much she was loved & appreciated. I've kept her & your family in my prayers, May your memories of her perpetual smile continue to give you comfort. Michelle Therese Hadrian (nee Markham)
Elide DottoHi Joanne ,I was very saddened to hear of your mom passing. I didn't know your mom very long , but the time I met her I knew what a caring ,and good person she was. The day I met her we were sitting on the bench in front of her apartment. Both of us had a boogie board and we were righting back and forth and we were laughing so hard doing it. We use to email each other ,and comparing notes about our deasese. Please except our condolences to you and your family. Elide&Renato (fromWindsor)
Frank & Helen VajdikHey you McCready kids, please accept our heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mom. It's times like this that our minds are filled with GOOD memories, Like swimming with Terry at the old holiday inn in town and dances at Christmas with your dad and mom and the other "GANG" from Seimens. How much joy you all gave to your parents was immeasurable and your kids only added to it. Once again may she and Bill rest in Peace. A donation has been made to Canadian Food For Children in Chatham in Terry's name
Phil MarkhamDear cousins, it’s hard to understand why people are taken from us, but find comfort in knowing you were a special part of a well-lived life.” She was one of the warmest, most friendly, caring persons I've ever had the pleasure of knowing and loving. Her guidance and patience gave me strength. May she rest in eternal peace. Wishing you and your families, strength and peace.”
Karen MayfieldJoAnn, Graham, Alicia and family, our condolences on the passing of your Mom/Grandmother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Karen Mayfield, John Cicuttin and family
Jim & Linda KingWishing you heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother. Take joy in the memories that you have of her and know that she is resting in peace with your father. Take time to celebrate her life and know that our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Jim and Linda
Allan and Heather TaylesHeather and I have very fond memories of Terry. Practically living at her house as a teenager. I'll always remember how without even trying she made everyone around her feel better. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bill, Terri, Meghan, Kailagh, Collin, JoAnn, Lorene, Bruce, Todd and family. Love you all, Al and Heather Tayles
Michelle KrohnSo sorry to have heard about the loss of your dear mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Michelle Krohn & family
Kish familyTo the McCready children and their families, We are very sorry to hear that you've lost your warm and generous mother. We send our sincere sympathy and best wishes.
Dwight and Michelle ClarkJoAnn, Graham, Lorene, Ed and to all of your family. We are so sorry to here of your moms passing. Your mother was a kind, lovely person. Our thoughts are with you.
Marie McCreadyMy sincerest condolences to the McCready families. Your Mom was a terrific roll model for me as a young mother. She will be missed!
Norma WestMy sincere sympathy on your loss of a very special person. Our neighbours in Chatham for over 50 years, Terry and Bill are certainly missed. My thoughts and prayers are extended to your family at this sad time.
Maxine & Don Stevensto Bill, JoAnne, Lorene, Todd, Bruce and your extended families we extended our sincere sympathy on the passing of your Mother. She was a lovely lady and our thoughts and prayers are with each of you as gather together to celebrate and honour her life.
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