We are heartbroken to inform our friends that MOM is finally getting peace and rest. She slipped away on January 30th at 2p.m. at the age of 82 years at the Sunnyside Nursing Home in Saskatoon.
Grace was born on December 2, 1939 to Karl and Ella Klabunde in Wisconsin, USA. She met John Terleski at a convention in Chicago. At the age of 16, she married John at the kingdom hall in Dorchester, WI and then they moved to Canada. They ran the homestead at Rockford, SK for a few years. Then shortly afterwards they moved to Esterhazy, SK. where they ran Terly’s Upholstery and Carpet Cleaning, and raised 9 children. After John passed away on November 5, 1991, Grace and the younger children moved to Saskatoon. There, mom continued in her love for Jehovah and his creation. She kept busy fishing, growing gardens, flowers, trees and grape vines. Another of her great loves was sewing anything from tents, truck and skidoo seats, to making or altering wedding dresses as well as all kinds of upholstering—even training some of the grandchildren to sew.
Grace is survived by her 9 children, 11 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. David; Daniel (Val); Darius (Debbie); Deborah (Peter); Diane; Drusilla; Dathan (Katherine); Demetrius (Danielle); Damaris.
Yes, she had a love for the letter “D.” This came back to haunt her as she got older and could not remember who was who, other than their name started with “D.” As well, all of the children’s middle names start with “R.”
She is survived by her 2 sisters Rosie and Pearle, and brother Bob, all of whom live in the USA.
Grace had a wonderful lifelong faith in her God: Jehovah. She was baptized in 1948 and continued her faithful service to Jehovah, listening to a zoom meeting with dear lifelong friends in the Esterhazy Congregation just 2 hours before her passing.
There will be a service via Zoom on Saturday, February 12th- the service starts at 2pm, but we ask that everyone joins the service by 1pm.
Zoom sign in information is:
Meeting ID: 867 6608 6600