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KAECHELE, Rauni “Terri” Julia (nee Teras)

April 3, 1925 – Helsinki, Finland
August 6, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

With sadness, but gratitude for a life well lived, we say goodbye to Terri Kaechele on Tuesday, August 6, 2019 at the age of 94 years.

Terri was born in Helsinki, Finland and moved to Toronto when she was two. As a young woman she became a Mothercraft Nurse, and moved to Calgary where she cared for premature infants at the Holy Cross Hospital. She met her husband Carl, at Central United Church and both remained active members there for many years, making many lifelong friends. Terri began working at Bethany Care Centre in the seventies in the Occupational Therapy department where she ran the arts and crafts program, a job which she loved. She remained at Bethany for many years afterwards as a volunteer. Terri and Carl enjoyed retirement with travel, square dancing, spending time with family and friends with special time set aside for their grandson, Jared. Terri was a kind hearted person, always ready to lend a helping hand. She was fun loving and enjoyed being active, even joining a synchronized swimming group in her seventies. Terri was often admired for her strength of spirit, her optimism and creative energy.

Terri is survived by her son David, daughter Pat Rollock (Derek), and grandson Jared Rollock. Terri is also survived by her sister, Anja, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Terri was predeceased by her husband Carl, sister Hilja, and brothers, Jorma and Urpo.

Memorial Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY Elboya Chapel (Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB) on Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Inn from the Cold Society, Suite 104, 110 – 11th Avenue S.E., Calgary, AB T2G 0X5, Telephone: (403) 263-8384, Condolences may be forwarded through

In living memory of Terri Kaechele, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Park Memorial, 5008 Elbow Drive SW, Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243-8200.

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  1. Condolence’s to Pat, David, Derek and Jared. Your mom had a very long and productive life and will be missed. Even though we lived far from each other, we always talked on the phone and I will miss that. So happy we came out there three years ago and seen her. You have our deepest sympathy and know you will miss her dearly.

    Bev, John, Kerry and Tom

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  2. We are very saddened to hear of Aunt Rauni’s passing. I remember her as a very cheerful and happy person. We had a great time when she visited Saratoga many years ago. My heart felt sympathy to you all. May your memories give you some peace and comfort.
    Lynn Teras

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  3. Joan ( Teras ) and Ed LaDuke

    Pat and David, we are very sadden to learn of your mom’s passing. Even though we haven’t been able to visit her we remember Aunt Rauni’s sense of humor and great smile! She was a terrific lady. Our prayers are with you.

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  4. Condolences to the Kaechele family from Doris & Roger Haynes and the Dots & Dashers Square Dance Club.

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  5. "T.A." Terryann (Teras) & Dave Lasinski

    David and Pat, it was with great sadness that we learned of your mom’s passing. We have fond memories of how much fun we had whenever we got to see Aunt Rauni. She always had a welcoming smile and was ready for anything! She was a very special lady. May your wonderful memories of joyful times together help you celebrate a life well lived and bring you comfort.

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  6. My condolences to Pat, Derek, Jared and David. Rauni had a long happy life. She will be missed by all.

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