March 30, 1930 – June 29, 2010
Teresa Cecilia Axelson, died on Tuesday, June 29, 2010 at the Rockyview Hospital in Calgary.
Teresa was born on March 30, 1930 in Pincher Creek, AB, the only daughter in a family of eight, of John and Carla Schauerte. She moved to Calgary in 1948 where she attended nursing school at the Holy Cross Hospital. She continued nursing until 1975. In 1951 she married Arnold Axelson and over the next twelve years they had nine children. Teresa was an incredible artist; from her sewing talents, to leather work, knitting and crocheting, and her gardening. But, her greatest artistic achievements were her artwork and quilting. In 1988, Teresa designed and made a beautiful hanging quilt to commemorate the Calgary Olympics. Over the years, she had won many awards for her art at the Calgary Stampede. To celebrate the millennium, Teresa made each of her fifteen grandchildren a quilt. This feat took her a little over 18 months to accomplish. Creating one of a kind quilts was a great source of pride for Teresa and she enjoyed her quilting right up until she went into the hospital in February of 2010.
Left to mourn her loss are her husband of 59 years, Arnold; daughter-in-law Judy Axelson; daughters Sonja Axelson, Elaine Palko, Sheila (Stuart) Tutty, Denise (Dave) Shkuratoff, Cheryl (Bruce) Roy; son Shane (Sandra); daughters Marilyn Axelson, Ann (Steve) Recsky; fifteen grandchildren: Luke Hardy; Damon, Alyse and Megan Palko; Rhiannon Oliver and Brendan Tutty; Peter, Brenda and Brent Shkuratoff; Matthew and Justin Roy; Michelle and Anders Axelson; Alaina and Bradford Recsky; four great grandchildren: Graycen, Benjamen and Tesslin Oliver; Emerson Hardy; six brothers: Emil, Joseph (Jean), Otto ‘Happy’, Paul (Arlene), Lawrence (Joan) and Walter (Jane), and numerous nieces and nephews.
Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34 Street S.W.) on Friday, July 2, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass will be Celebrated at Holy Name Catholic Church (2223 – 34 Street S.W.) on Saturday, July 3, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Forward condolences through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Arthritis Society (#200, 1301 – 8 Street S.W., Calgary, AB T2R 1B7)
In living memory of Teresa Axelson, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403) 243-8200.Print This Obituary & Condolences