Mary “Teresa” Ford, born May 25, l925, the daughter of the late Joseph and Catherine (Keating) Currie passed away on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 in Windsor, N.S. She was formally from New Aberdeen/Glace Bay, Nova Scotia.
Teresa was the beloved wife for 66 years to the late Thomas F. Ford (2007) formally from Hillside Ave, Glace Bay.
Teresa was a stay at home Mom who loved her home, family and friends. All her children were brought up in Glace Bay and moved away from Cape Breton. When Tom developed Alzheimer’s and was transferred to Berwick/Windsor nursing homes Teresa followed and settled near Tom and her family. Mom was a resident at the Kingsway Gardens (MacLeod House) for over 10 years where she made lasting friends.
She and Tom loved to dance, skate and Teresa was a very accomplished bowler in her early years and was able to take up the sport again at her new residence in Windsor, NS. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist, Windsor, N.S. She enjoyed painting and had several framed pictures on display in her room at Dykeland Lodge.
Teresa was a member of St. Anne’s Society and CWL and was a member of St. Anne’s Parish in Glace Bay for 65 years. She and Tom were past members of the Glace Bay Pensioner’s Club.
Surviving are sons, Robert (Jill Clark), Falmouth NS; James (Bonnie Bauer), Kingston, Ont.; Richard (Sylvia Olsen), Lethbridge, Alberta, Kevin (Connie MacLean), Charlottetown, PEI and Brendon (Dianne Gallant), Halifax, NS., daughters, T. Dolena (Keith AuCoin) Windsor, NS; Karen Hopkins, Fredericton, NB and Mary Lou (Louis d’Entremont), West Pubnico, N.S.
Teresa is survived by her brothers, Ronald Currie, Glace Bay and Daniel Currie, Ontario; many nieces and nephews, cousins and her ever growing family of grand children, great- grand children and great- great- grand children.
She was predeceased by her parents; the “love of her life, husband Tom”, two sons, Gregory and John Glenn, great grand- daughter, Victoria, sisters, Mae (Charles MacDonald), Alice (Joseph Boland), Frances (Stephen Boland) and Cleo (Thomas Shea), brothers, Michael, Thomas, Ally Currie and her sister-in-law, Bessie Currie.
The family is forever grateful to the staff and residents at Dykeland Lodge, Windsor NS, her doctors and staff at HCH in Windsor.
We are also very thankful for our friends at Lindsay’s Funeral Home in Windsor and V.J. McGillivray’s Funeral Home in Glace Bay and for our dear family friend, Fr. Douglas Murphy and our son-in-law, Keith AuCoin.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 11th, 2018 from 7 pm to 9 pm in V.J. McGillivray Funeral Home, 16 Reserve Street, Glace Bay. The funeral mass will be celebrated on Friday at 10 a.m. in St. Anne’s Church, Glace Bay followed by a reception in the church foyer. Interment in the parish cemetery. Fr. Duaine Devereaux officiating, Fr. Douglas Murphy concelebrating.
Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. On line condolences to the family can be expressed at: www.vjmcgillivray.ca
“Mom your heart lives on in each and every one of us....you did well.