Terry Drewe

November 23, 1936

September 22, 2023

Theresa “Terry” Drewe, age 86, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2023, at Maison McCulloch Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. A passionate traveler, Terry embarked on her final journey surrounded by cherished memories and surrounded by her loving family. Reuniting with her parents, Florida and Joseph Jones, her brothers, Fred and Herman Jones, and her sisters, Jeannette Maki and Irene Doré Cyr, her homecoming was joyfully welcomed by her beloved husband, Richard Drewe, along with other predeceased loved ones including her son-in-law, Ivan Power, and numerous in-laws and friends. Terry is survived by her children, Wendy Power and David Drewe, her daughter-in-law, Avvey Peters, her granddaughter, Drewe Power, as well as a host of relatives and friends who held a special place in her heart. Terry formed a close-knit “gang” with fellow residents in her building who offered unwavering support and friendship during challenging times. Their companionship was genuinely treasured and appreciated. For several years, Terry dedicated her career to educating students within the Rainbow District School Board. She began as a classroom teacher, sharing her passion for knowledge with young minds. As her career evolved, she added teaching music and French to her repertoire. Eventually, she found her true calling as a music consultant, visiting various schools to enrich their music programs. Terry’s contagious enthusiasm for music would often result in impromptu singing and toe-tapping. In her leisure time and throughout her retirement, Terry took pleasure in various activities. Gardening, reading, and spending quality time with friends brought her immense joy. She also embraced the opportunity to acquire new skills, though technology was not her strong suit. Nonetheless, she persisted in taking courses to grasp the rudiments of technology. Terry discovered her talent for the arts, delving into paper art, quilting, furniture refinishing, and reupholstering. Her creations were nothing short of magnificent. While traveling, she sought thrilling adventures, such as parasailing in her 60s, ziplining in her 70s, and exploring water-filled Mexican caves and climbing Dunn’s River Falls in her 80s. Her fellow cruise companions marveled at her audacity and zest for life. Terry found solace in the summer months, enjoying the serenity of camping. Her days were enriched by tending to her garden and playfully scolding critters that occasionally disrupted her efforts. She indulged in the luxury of a rejuvenating sauna and cherished the tranquility of reading on the porch as raindrops fell. Above all, Terry admired the vibrant hues that painted the sky during sunset, a mesmerizing spectacle she never failed to appreciate. Terry’s final voyage was made more comfortable and pleasant by the compassionate care provided by the nurses, PSWs, doctors, and other kind-hearted individuals at Maison McCulloch Hospice. Grateful for their unwavering support, the family kindly requests donations to be made to the hospice in Terry’s memory. Friends are invited to pay their respects during the memorial visitation at the Jackson & Barnard Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 pm. Prayers will be held on Wednesday, October 4th, 2023, at 2 pm in the R.J. Barnard Chapel.

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