September 27, 2019
Theresia Weber, beloved daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother passed away on September 27, 2019. Her ashes will be buried along side her husband Bob Weber’s grave on Monday, August 31 at 2:00 p.m. All those who knew and loved Theresia are welcome to attend the burial at Row P, Plot 29, Nelson Cemetery.
Theresia was survived by her two sons Robert and Davin. She was also survived by two grandchildren Mitchell and Corey.
Theresia was born in Bachl, Austria into a hard working but poor farming family. She had three sisters and brother. Her mother died when Theresia was only 9 years old. All of her siblings predeceased Theresia. Theresia survived the Great Depression, the horrors of World War II, the Soviet Occupation and the hardships of the post-war period in Austria.
Theresia was courted by Bob in the late 1940’s and 1950’s and it was love at first sight. Bob decided that there would be a better future in Canada so he moved to Canada in 1952. Once Bob was able to afford Theresia’s voyage to Canada and guarantee that he would support her, she also immigrated to Canada. They were married in 1952 in Toronto where they shared a happy life living with their landlords Orry and Frank. Their son Bobby was born in Toronto in 1954. Bob and Theresia were honoured to be new Canadians and were incredibly proud of their new country.
Bob had a hankering for the beautiful mountain scenery of his former homeland of Austria. In about 1955 Bob took his family on a trip west and fell in love with British Columbia. In 1957 the Weber family moved to Nelson and purchased a house on an acreage outside of Nelson in Taghum.
This family worked hard and grew fruit and vegetables and raised chickens on the acreage. Bob & Theresia’s second son Davin was born in Nelson in 1957.
Theresia lived a long and happy life until her spirits were crushed when her adoring and loyal husband died in 1999. Even after that she received a great deal of joy in seeing her young grandchildren grow up to be fine and productive young men. After living many years alone in the family home in Taghum Theresia decided to move to Nelson and lived there for a number of years. Later, after becoming debilitated, she moved to Calgary and lived in long term care homes.
Theresia was an amazing homemaker, gardener, cook and baker. She kept her family and friends eating very well indeed! She helped with her sons` homework and rejoiced at their successes at university and in their subsequent careers. She was old fashioned and took care of her husband Bob and made sure that he was supported in every way possible.
Theresia will be forever remembered by her family and friends for her generous, kind and loving nature and her cheerful disposition. We who knew her will miss her dearly. Theresia believed in God and was a life-long Catholic.
May she rest in peace.
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