Theresa Fitzpatrick was born on May 2nd, 1924. She passed away in Summerland, BC on February 19th, 2016 at the age of 91. Born in St. Boniface, MB, at age 18 she came for a visit to see her brother in Summerland. It was blossom time and she fell in love with the Okanagan and never left. After the war, she met and married Ross Fitzpatrick. Together they had 5 children. Mom’s life was one of hard work and sacrifice, both to her family and her church. She is affectionately remembered for her ‘zingers’ that she would inject into family conversations. They will long be remembered and become the stuff of legend. She enjoyed gardening, playing bridge, writing, reading, and following current events. For many years she was an exuberant hockey fan, occasionally taking the coach to task if he failed, in her opinion, to take his responsibilities seriously. In 1998, she published her life story entitled “Lost In A Void Until I Found Rainbows”. We are all very proud of our mom and miss her dearly, but we know she is now enjoying life in Heaven with the Lord she loved so much. We love you Mom.
Theresa is survived by her children: Ron (Roxy) Fitzpatrick of Penticton, BC, Bill Fitzpatrick of Summerland, BC, Maureen (Rob) King of Summerland, BC, Patty Fitzpatrick of Penticton, BC, and Ross (Lauri) Fitzpatrick of Hershey, PA; 14 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren. Prayers will be held 7:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016 followed by Mass of Christian Burial, 10:30 am, Saturday, March 5, 2016 at St. John Vianney Catholic Church, 361 Wade Avenue West, Penticton, BC with Celebrant Father Rex Velmonte. Condolences may be directed to the family through providencefuneralhomes.com.