It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Teresa Korner on January 9, 2023 at the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre, Blairmore, AB. She was blessed with 95 fulfilled years.
Teresa was born in Coleman, AB on June 11, 1927 to loving parents, Antonio and Carmela Gianiorio. She blossomed into a lovely young woman who won the hearts of all who met her. When she met Robert Thomas Korner, he won her heart and the happy couple married on February 4, 1947. They went on to be blessed with two wonderful children and countless precious memories.
Not only was Teresa a devoted, hard-working wife and mother, she was also very proud of her Italian heritage. She was well-known for her delicious Italian cuisine and baking, and for being the family historian. As a talented crafter, Teresa made many beautiful macramé and crochet projects, and knitted many amazing sweaters for her family. She enjoyed watching T.V. game shows, especially Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, and she had a passion for all sports. Over the years, she herself curled (even skipping her own rink), bowled, and after retiring from her long-time career at the Blairmore IGA, she took up golfing at the age of sixty-five. Also after retiring, Teresa obtained her driver’s license and she became an active member of the Coleman Seniors Drop-In Centre where she relished playing crib and whist. More than anything, Teresa loved her family and she was truly proud of each and every one of them.
Teresa had a true zest for life and she gave new meaning to the term “driven”. She often advised others to take it “one day at a time”, and by taking her own advice she lived every day to the fullest and overcame every challenge she faced with determined grace. Teresa was a force to be reckoned with, and her shining spirit will remain with us always.
Left to mourn her passing and celebrate her life are her children, Celeste (John) Paskiuski and Robert (Laurie) Korner Jr.; her grandchildren Valerie (Mark) Hellwig, Carrie (Geoff) Netzel and Dawn (Brett) Virostek; her great-grandchildren, Chelsey, Derek, Travis, Lindsey, Gabrielle, Chloe, Emma, Brodyn, Kayden and London; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
She was predeceased by her husband, Robert “Corky” Korner; her father, Antonio Gianiorio; her mother, Carmela “Mary” Gianiorio (Née: Oliva); her brother, Roy Gianiorio; and her sister, Evelyn Farano.
Teresa’s family would like to express their deep appreciation to Dr. Botha, the nurses at Community Health, and the staff Peaks to Pines Senior Lodge and the Crowsnest Pass Health Care Centre for their unwavering help and support.
With respect for Teresa’s wishes, no funeral service will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations will be gratefully accepted by the Alzheimer Society (www.alzheimer.ca). Condolences may be registered at www.fantinsfuneralchapel.ca.
Fantin’s Funeral Chapel entrusted with the arrangements. (403) 562-8555