- 68 years old
- Date of birth: Jan 2, 1941
- Place of birth:
Cotabato, Mindanao, Philippines
- Date of passing: Jun 16, 2009
- Place of passing:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
|Let the memory of Teresita be with us forever|
"Mom left with the wings of a monarch butterfly that day I spoke with Wen Chuan Kao, my social worker and Christian friend. Mom came back to me in a dream and gave me a hug. She gave me the greatest gift - her undying love and motherly concern, which I cherish forever. She did her best to be the best Mom to Michael and me. She stayed home with us and was our first teacher - we never needed to go to pre-school because she taught us our ABC's and 123's. She was a respected teacher of English and Mathematics in her Muslim hometown, even though she was Catholic. She was a dedicated Mom, sister, wife, friend, confidante, counsellor, teacher, daughter, and grand-daughter. She did everything to the best of her ability and always hoped for the best for everyone. She prayed hard, worked hard, and loved dearly. She always wanted to help her brothers and sisters in the Philippines, some of whom were like orphans because she lost her mother when she was only 17. Her heart went out to thousands of people she met along her Way. She was generous and giving, always wanting to do her best for everyone. She was a wonderful hostess, and a gracious lady. She didn't sing perfectly, but she sang with pride and passion, especially the hymns from Mass. Her favourites included "Be Not Afraid", and hymns dedicated to her God and Mama Mary, especially the one in Latin. Her favourite movie was "The Sound of Music". She was never perfect, but she was excellent in her efforts. I miss Mom's healing, gentle touch. i wish I could be like her and inspire the best in everyone. Maybe that's why people tell me I look like her. Unfortunately, she also inspired some jealousy at times, but all is forgiven in the end through the Holy Spirit and Christ Jesus and the Loving God He Is...May His Name Be Holy Forever. I entrust my Mom to Your Saving Grace. May she always be surrounded by the Love she shared with others with the welcoming spirit of God. Amen."
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