Adeline Francis Teeple

Adeline Francis Teeple


The Teeple family is saddened to announce the death of their beloved wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, Adeline Francis Teeple. Surrounded by her loved ones, Adeline passed away at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary, AB in the early morning hours of Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at the age of 78 years.

Adeline is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Roy, 3 daughters: Donna (Lyle) Wilhelm of Moose Jaw, SK, Cory (Dave) Korpa of Fernie, and Tracey (Bradley) Gatschene of Edmonton, AB, 4 sons: Bradley (Teresa) of Fernie, Grant and Sheldon (Jill) of Edson, AB, and Kevin (Sherry) of Fernie. Also left to mourn her passing are 16 grandchildren: Scott (Cherie), Jason (Karla), Jodi (Graham) Danny, Erin (Darren), Kelley (Jay), Brandon (Serena), Brooklyn (Eric), Kevin, Leah, Thomas, Brett, Jessica, Braden, Keri, and Kendra, 7 great grandchildren: Brendan, Jerred, Blake, Morgan, Lily, Malin and Zennick and her sister Violet Nicholson of Moose Jaw as well as several nieces and nephews.

Adeline was predeceased by her parents Harry and Francis Popowich, 4 sisters and brothers-in-law: Jane (Alvin) Maier, Victoria (Steve) Novak, Mary (John) Protz and Olga (Steve) Protz, her brother Peter Wach, and brothers and sisters-in-law Steve (Tina) Wach and Nick (Betty) Popowich, and her brother-in-law Morris Nicholson. She was also predeceased by Roy’s parents, Joseph and Lily Teeple, Roy’s sister and brother-in-law Iona (Russell) Barnes, and nephew Murray Barnes.

Adeline was born on the family homestead near Yorkton, Saskatchewan on September 28, 1932 to parents Harry and Francis Popowich. After receiving her Teaching Certificate, Adeline met and married the love of her life on September 7, 1950; a marriage blessed with 7 children.

In the early years mom and dad always had a huge garden, and after school everyone old enough to help would be weeding or picking vegetables. Mom and Dad continued to garden after the kids left home, but on a much smaller scale. A wonderful cook, mom made the best cabbage rolls and the tastiest pies, especially apple and huckleberry! Mom also took great pride in her flower gardens and spent many hours meticulously tending to their care.

She was an avid Saskatchewan Roughrider and Vancouver Canucks fan, always showing great sportsmanship regardless of a win or loss. Nothing brought her more pleasure than watching her own grandchildren/great grandchildren participate in their favorite sport or school play. Mom never missed a Spring Tea, bake sale or ice carnival. She was an awesome fisher lady and enjoyed the annual fishing trips to Deshambault. Mom had a loving and caring heart for all animals, especially her two Persian cats, Smokey and Charlie.

Although mom and dad lived in Fernie for forty years, mom loved the beautiful prairie sunsets and was always a prairie girl at heart. She was an elegant lady who refused to compromise her morals or beliefs to suit the latest fad or fashion. Mom’s family held a very special place in her heart. She loved us all dearly and never quit worrying about her family, regardless of how old they were.

Mom’s legacy will continue to live on within the hearts of all who were embraced by her loving spirit.

Funeral Services were held at Cherished Memories “Serenity Chapel” on Monday, May 16th with Major Joan Shayler of the Salvation Army officiating. Interment followed at the St. Margaret’s Cemetery.

“Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy.”

The Free Press

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