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Teresita Castillo Wegman
Thursday, February 1, 2018
at age

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

at First Christian Reformed Church (Shirley Ave., Barrie)


11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

at First Christian Reformed Church (Shirley Ave., Barrie)


Has taken place at Innisvale Crematorium


There will be a reception at the Church following the Memorial Service.


WEGMAN, Teresita Castillo (Tess) - Passed away peacefully at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre in Barrie on Thursday, February 1st, 2018. Tess is the youngest of 10 siblings. She came into the world a day before Valentine’s Day, the thirteenth of February, 1959. Thus she was named Trece, or Trecita. When she started school, her grade one teacher preferred to call her Teresita, so Teresita she has become to everyone since. Being the youngest, she was the pet of the family, but she grew up never spoiled. At a very young age, she finished midwifery, and graduated with honors. Not qualified yet to take the board because of her age, she took a secretarial course. She took up nursing next and achieved her cherished dream of becoming a Florence Nightingale. She earned her first penny working as a caregiver to a person with senile dementia. She was enjoying her life on the nursing staff of the Protestant-owned institution, Mary Johnston Hospital, when death struck twice in the family; first her favourite brother, followed 4 months later by her mother. It affected her so much, that she decided to leave the country, and she started work at King Fahd Hospital in Saudi Arabia. Life has to move on! Armed with determination to bury the past and start a new life, she flew to Vienna, Austria. She tried very hard to land a job and perseverance paid off. After 2 years she was settled and was able to send for her son RJ. Tess is a generous and giving person. She made possible the dream of her relatives to see a little of the world. She helped them to visit Hong Kong and helped finance their trip to her adopted country, Austria and other  European countries. In 2002 she married Jerry and moved to Canada with her son. In Canada Tess soon found new friends and co-workers and was made welcome by them. Tess was dedicated to whatever job or client she was assigned. She also enjoyed the freedom she gained when she got her driver’s license and very own car. She loved to travel abroad with Jerry. Her latest pride and joy are her 2 grandchildren in Austria, David and Lucy. Friends may call at the First Christian Reformed Church in Barrie on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until time of memorial service at 11:00 a.m. followed by a reception. Words of comfort may be forwarded to the family by visiting www.funeralhome.on.ca


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May she be laughing and singing and dancing in heaven with my mom, Augusta, who she cared for, for several years in my home as a caring, compassionate PSW and a beautiful friend to me! May the family find peace, one moment at a time... With sadness, Nanci Alves
By Nanci Alves

So sorry to hear of your loss Jerry. I remember how much Tess enjoyed the choir trip to Zweibrucken. Too bad she couldn't make the Harrogate trip. Take care.
By Barbara Canning

I'm very sorry I could not make the funeral, but my thoughts and prayers are with the family. My condolences Jerry and R.J. she will remain in our hearts forever! I remember Tess always being very nice, generous and an outstanding cook! She will be missed!
By Michael Williams


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