January 23, 1954 – January 5, 2023
In Loving Memory ~
Theresa Marie Lapin was born in Vancouver General on January 23, 1954, and passed away on January 5, 2023, at Westhaven, Port Alberni, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Survived by her son William Arentsen of Nanaimo, BC, her sisters Marlene (Eldon), Corinne (Brian) and Cathy (Joe) all of Kamloops, BC, her sister in law and brother in law Marjie and Harry Arentsen of Port Alberni, BC, special neighbors, Fred and Marion Bradley of Port Alberni, as well as many other very special friends.
Theresa grew up and attended high school in Barriere, BC, graduating in June 1972. She attended Cariboo College’s first nursing program and graduated in July 1975. Theresa accepted a nursing position at West Coast General hospital in Port Alberni in August 1975 where she continued her nursing career until retirement.
Theresa loved shopping for antiques, glassware and books, her purchases of which she proudly displayed throughout her house. She enjoyed gardening and kept busy with her many friends, the Sunshine Club and the First Baptist Church. Theresa loved and enjoyed the company of her many cats that she had over the years.
We especially want to acknowledge the staff at Westhaven for the care and compassion they showed Theresa while she was a resident and during her illness.
We can never thank them enough.
Theresa will be sadly missed by her loving family and many dear friends and colleagues.
Celebration of life on April 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM at First Baptist Church, 6211 Cherry Creek Road, Port Alberni, B.C.
Refreshments will be served afterwards.
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