Theresa Jane “Terree” Whittaker

August 16, 1951 – June 17, 2018
Terree died suddenly in her home in Edmonton.

She was predeceased by her parents, J. Dean Whittaker and Theresa “Tessie” Whittaker (nee Evelyn Mildred Theresa Sadlier-Brown).

Terree is survived by her siblings, Penelope (Dale) Bent, Sheelagh Whittaker (William Morgan) and John Whittaker (Nancy Gibson); her beloved boys, Joseph Dean Whittaker Bent and Daniel John Whittaker-Van Dusen; two grandchildren, Raine and Leonardo; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In her youth, Terree was a championship highland dancer, and an expert rider, competing in many fields from barrel racing to dressage. She attended Horse-Masters School in England and won the Rothman’s Cup for Equestrian Show Jumpers at the Edmonton Horse Show.

Educated as a teacher, she loved to travel and had many adventures before settling to a quiet life in Edmonton. Her years-long battles with mental illness culminated in a serene acceptance of life. She was happy in her home, made very few demands and was content with what she had. She loved books and ideas, her family and solitude.

A private family Memorial Service will be held.

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