Emily "Theresa" Landry
1940 - 2022
Emily "Theresa" Landry
Visitation Information
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Visitation Time
2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm
Visitation Location
C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish, NS
Service Information
Service Date
Monday, September 19, 2022
Service Time
10:00 am
Service Location
St. Peter's Church, Tracadie, NS
Burial Information
Burial Date
September 19, 2022
Burial Location
St. Peter's Parish Cemetery, Tracadie, NS
Requested Charity
[email protected] Sympathetic Ear Animal Rescue
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Landry, Emily "Theresa", age 81, Afton, Antigonish County.  On September 14, 2022, our beautiful mom gained her angel wings surrounded by her children at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, Antigonish.

Born October 1, 1940, she was the sixth child of twenty-two children born to Helen (Mattie) and Jim DeCoste and raised in Linwood by Joe and Annie Jane DeCoste.

Our mom was a survivor of polio contracted at a very young age, but she never let her disability hold her back from enjoying all of life’s pleasures.  She loved the simple things in life, whether it was fishing at the lake or blueberry picking.  She loved attending bingo and card plays and many poker games with her sisters, sometimes to the wee hours of the morning.  Mom played darts at the Legion for many years.  She enjoyed bowling, Sunday drives with her children and Joe and loved a sweet treat; especially, jam and toast and a good hot coffee.  Mom was a cat lover like no other.  Her cats were her babies, and we were pretty sure she liked them more than people some days. She had a special love for all her children and we will miss her daily phone calls checking in on each of us.

Left to morn her empty chair is Joe, her best friend and companion of almost thirty years; children: Lorena (Dave), Liscomb; Elaine (Norm), Truro; Melvin (Pam), Ft. McMurray; Jeannie (Terry), Monastery; Laurie Ann (Lee), Truro; Joe’s children: Brenda (Ernie), Francis (Cathy), Victor (Alicia); grandchildren: Brad (Robin), Emily (Matt), Terri (Allan), Cindy (Paul), Tiffany (Pat), Andrew, Katelyn (Taylor), Kristina, Summer, Ava, Ryan, Shaylnn (Ryan), Ryan, Gemma; great grandchildren: Lesley, Layla, Kaiden, Kinsley, Zoe, Jackson, Cole, Grayson, Finley, Brodie, Parker, Braxton, Brayden, Briar, Sean; sisters: Mary, Hellie, Kay, Eileen and Marjorie; brothers: Bill, John, Everett, Ellsworth, Ernie, Eddie, Bernie, Frankie and Kevin.

She was predeceased by her husband, Leslie; siblings: Angela, Emmie, Jim, and Lawrence.  Also there to greet her at heaven’s gate will be her grandchildren Nico and Robin.

Visitation will be in C.L. Curry Funeral Home, 135 College Street, Antigonish on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Funeral Mass will be in St. Peter’s Church, Tracadie on Monday at 10:00 am with Father John Barry presiding.  Burial in the parish cemetery

The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Steeves and the staff of the RK MacDonald Nursing Home and all those who cared for Theresa, with special thanks to Eileen, Lorena and Robin.

Donations in memory may be made to Sympathetic Ear Animal Rescue, [email protected].  Online condolences: www.clcurry.com.

Emily "Theresa" Landry