1944 - 2015
Theadora Jewkes of Edmonton, Alberta passed away suddenly in her home on Tuesday, January 06, 2015 at the age of 70 years.
Thea enjoyed her retirement, travelling throughout Canada and the U.S.A with her Husband Leon before his passing in February 2013. She loved entertaining and spending time with family and friends. Thea will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Deanna (Shane), son, Jim (Joan), daughter, Sandie (Blair) and their four grandchildren; as well as by her Mom Susan Dezwart, sister Shirley Jones, brother, Clarence (Audrey) Dezwart ), and brother John (Carrol) Dezwart. Also left with cherished memories of Thea are many nieces, nephews, extended family, close friends and two grand-dogs.
Thea was predeceased by her Dad Theo Dezwart and sister Michelle Imbeau.
In honor of Thea's life, a gathering will be held at 2923 - 111A Street, Edmonton, Alberta on Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00PM
My condolences to the family on the loss of a Mother, sister, grandmother and best friend. My heartfelt prayers for the family she leaves behind may we also celebrate the joy and laughter that Thea gave each and everyone of us. Love and miss you dearly rest in peace sweet lady oxoxox
I am so sorry for your loss <3
"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch, we may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget."
– Author Unknown
My heartfelt sorrow goes out to you and your familý.
So sorry Deanna about your mom.rest knowing that she is with your dad.condolences to the rest of your family.loving thoughts to you and our prayers.
so sorry Deanna about your mom.our condolences to you and the rest of your family.
Our deepest condolences to you Deanna and family of the loss of your Mom. She will be missed greatly by all of us. Many people here in 88 Shades RV Park where Leon and Thea spent their winters here are sending their deepest condolences as well! Thea always had a smile and kindness for all of her friends!
Sincere condolences to you DJ and family ,May the “RV” bring about the necessary sunshine you have lost.
So sorry Deanna about your mom. She was the closest thing I could have to a sister. I think about her every time I make breakfast. All of the mornings with your mom and dad at the cabin. We worked and played together for so many years. Some things are just not the same anymore. I know she missed yor dad and now the can both settle.
Love from Trudy.
Dear Deanna, this poem has been a comfort to me for many years. With sincere condolences I am sending this to you and hope it will give you some comfort as it has for me.
A LIFE IS LIKE A SONG WE WRITE
IN OUR OWN TONE AND KEY
EACH LIFE WE TOUCH REFLECTS A NOTE
THAT FORMS THE MELODY
WE CHOOSE THE THEME AND CHORUS
OF THE SONG TO BEAR OUR NAME
AND EACH WILL HAVE A SPECIAL SOUND…
NO TWO CAN BE THE SAME
SO WHEN SOMEONE WE LOVE DEPARTS
IN MEMORY, WE FIND
THEIR SONG PLAYS ON
WITHIN THE HEARTS,
OF THOSE THEY LEAVE BEHIND
Please take care of yourself,
Love to you
Een heel verdrietig bericht uit Canada, dat jullie zuster, moeder,oma onze nicht, Thea is overleden.Voor tante Sjo ook heel verdrietig dat haar dochter is overleden, er is veel verdriet dat een kind van je overlijd. En 70 jaar is tegenwoordig nog jong. Wij mogen weten dat zij nu bij onze Heer is. Wij wensen de fam. heel veel sterkte toe in deze moeilijke verdrietige tijd. We noemen jullie in onze gebeden.
Evert en Aafke Oldenkamp
Deanna, please know that we are thinking of you and hope that fond memories of all those happy days together will help you through the tough days ahead.
Bob and I were fortunate to have both your Mom and Dad as good friends for over 40 years. We go back to the late 1960’s EZE Brew coffee days. Bob worked in sales for your Dad and Leon was always supportive with fundraising projects for our All Girls Marching Band. Later you were a big part of the Alberta Girls Colourguard performing in 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986. They were very proud of you.
Thea was an important part of our earlier years with Nagel Tours and looked after the start-up of our Calgary-based office. Fond memories of our Hawaiian cruise with your family. We worked hard and had lots of fun with Leon and Thea … in Calgary and at their many abodes – Sylvan Lake, Pigeon Lake, Drayton Valley, several Edmonton homes and the motorhome. Thea loved entertaining and we will never forget her special meals, barbequing, “rock and roll” music and dancing the night away!
Thea’s passing reminds us all of our mortality and how important it is to live each day to the fullest – to find joy in the little things every day.
Bob and Pat Nagel
Haven Nagel-Lynch and Family
Hayden Nagel and Family
My condolence is sent to all of Thea’s family for your unexpected loss. I am honored to have had the opportunity to meet many of you in Arizona and Canada when my husband Mike and I came to Red Deer to spend a month visiting Leon and Thea. I will always cherish the memories. May your memories of Thea help soften the sadness and bring you joy and laughter as time moves on.