Theresa Dion

Theresa Marie Rita "Terry" Dion (Gaboury)

Monday, September 30th, 1940 - Friday, January 31st, 2020
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DION, Theresa
1940 – 2020
Mrs. Theresa ‘Terry’ Dion (nee Gaboury) passed away, with her daughters by her side, on Friday, January 31, 2020 at the age of 79 years. Terry was born on September 30, 1940 in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. She was the seventh of eight children in her family; and had a typical fun-filled life growing up on the family farm just outside of Spiritwood. Terry left home at the age of seventeen to start her nursing career. A few years later Terry was introduced to the one and only love of her life. She married Robert ‘Bob’ Dion on April 25, 1964. They began their life together in Red Deer, Alberta, where she worked as a Nurses’ Aide. They also lived in Edmonton and Olds before moving to Stavely in 1975, where they owned and managed the hotel. The opportunity to spend more time with their grandsons brought them to Red Deer in 2004, where they enjoyed their retirement years. Family was Terry’s number one passion. She loved to host family dinners and sit back and enjoy the laughs. And, there were many! Home decorating was her passion, work ethic was a standard and she was always quick with a one-liner. Terry’s fondest memories were of camping. It is this love of the outdoors mixed with family and friends that will continue to live on through her children and grandchildren. Terry will be lovingly remembered by her daughters, Kathy (Craig) Topping, Brenda Dion (Colin Woolsey); her grandsons, Mitch and Joel Topping (Bretton Schmidt), Ryan and Cole Pfeifenroth; and her step grandchildren, Samantha (James) Morrison and Meagan Woolsey. She will also be sadly missed by her brothers, Leo (Dot) Gaboury, Paul (Hilda) Gaboury and Andrew (Anne) Gaboury; and her in-laws, Phil Poulin, Louise (Walter) Chilabeck, Marlene Dion, Jeanne Gagnon, Lionel (Liz) Dion, Marie (Murray) Geenen, Bertha (John) Couture and Marion (Harry) Surcon, George Boser and Bill Semeniuk. Terry was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 2011; her siblings, Phillip Gaboury, Robert Gaboury, Lea Poulin and Claire Meier; her in-laws, Raymond Dion, Yvonne St. Amant, Paul Dion, Germaine Semeniuk and Leah Boser; along with several other special in-laws and nephews.

“Your life was our gift, your memory a treasure.
You are loved beyond words and will be missed beyond measure.”

Special thanks to the nurses and staff at Timberstone Mews. If desired, Memorial Donations in Terry’s honor may be made directly to the Parkinson Association of Alberta at
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    Saturday, February 8th, 2020 12:00pm
    Parkland Funeral Home
    Pastor Glenn Fretz
  • Interment

    Alto Reste Cemetery
    Hwy 11 East
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  • Reception

    Parkland Funeral Home
    6287 - 67A Street (Taylor Drive)
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Iris Breum

Posted at 11:17pm
So sorry, Kathy and Brenda, that you have lost both your parents now. Just heard today. Your mom was one of the first to visit after I moved to Medicine Hat and I so enjoyed her visit. Hope you both and your families are doing well. Iris Breum

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Posted at 01:11pm
In memory of our very dear friend Terry Dion Love from Dale & Greta, Kris, Rio, Jett & Kaige
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Jeanette Siegel

Posted at 07:13pm
I'll always treasure my great memory from 2012 when I drove Aunty Claire, mom and dad (Aunty Dot and uncle Leo) to Red Deer to attend Great Aunt Pam's 100th birthday.Your mom (Aunty Theresa) hosted us at her Condo along with driving us past her & uncle Bob's house and the grocery store. It was a weekend of such a great time and visiting with Aunty Terry, Aunty Claire, Aunty Lea, Uncle Phil, my mom& dad, and yourselves (Kathy and Brenda). I had lots of laughs and revelations! My greatest discovery was how simaliar my life was like Aunty Terry's especially in family rank. She too had two older sisters that did much of the talking and conversations. I understand Aunty Terry appearing quiet with family, hard to get edge into the conversation. LOL. Your mom had the ability to make us all feel equally important. Love her and miss her. From Jeanette and Larry Siegel

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Posted at 09:43am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love Marlene, Duane, Elaine & Family, Shelly, Gary & Family, Brent & Maria
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Marlene Steppler

Posted at 08:33pm
Terry was loved by her Timberstone family and will be missed. We're thinking of you all. Love Marlene, Betty, Eleanor, Samatha and Doris.
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