LeClaire, Theresia (née Resch)
The family of Theresia LeClaire is saddened to share the news of her peaceful passing July 2, 2021, at Kelowna General Hospital, at the age of 84. Born in Vrbica, Yugoslavia on August 18, 1936, Theresia lived most of her life raising her family in Regina, Saskatchewan until she later moved to Kelowna, British Columbia to enjoy retirement.
Theresia was predeceased by her mother Terezija Lindmayer (née Felinger) and her father Adam Lindmayer; her sister Katie Adamek and brother Tony Resch; her daughter Hilda Johnston and sons Bob LeClaire and Richard LeClaire; as well as her grandson Dwayne Benkovic.
Theresia is survived by her greatest love, her best friend, and her husband of 63 years, Maurice LeClaire. She is also lovingly remembered by her daughters Maryann Benkovic, Florence (Bill) Spring, Maureen (Mike) Prystae; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law Martin Adamek and many nieces and nephews.
Theresia had this beautiful grace about her, sharing her beautiful sense of humour with everyone around her. Her compassion was unlimited, touching the lives of many. Her family was the centre of her life. One of her greatest pleasures was bringing the family together through her many family gatherings. Maurice and Theresia shared many adventures travelling and always enjoyed their Sunday drives. She enjoyed bowling, ballroom dancing, and playing bingo with Maurice and friends. Theresia was blessed with a green thumb and was an avid gardener. She was also devoted and very active in her church, being a long-term member of the CWL, a sacristan reader and Eucharistic minister, and a member of the adoration chapel for many years.
Her Love, Laughter, and Generosity will be missed by all.
Celebration of Life: Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10:00AM at the Roman Catholic Parish of St. Pius X, 1346 Gordon Drive Kelowna BC.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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The service for LeClaire, Theresia (née Resch) is scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, 2021 at 10:00 AM . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.