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Grossinger, Theresa


1947 - 2023

Theresa was born in Rouyn, Quebec to Gonzag Bellefeuille and Marie Dechene in 1947. After losing her  birth mother at a very young age, she was raised by her father and stepmother Hilda Keith in a blended
family of 9 children, George, Raymond, Stephen, Jim, Sylvia and Marie. Predeceased by Roger and  Marion.

Theresa married Real in August of 1965 and started their family shortly after. Theresa will always be  Real's “sunshine.”
She will be forever missed by her husband Real of 58 years and their 4 children, Norman, Bernice (Joe  Bisson), Tammy (Tom Drew-Brook) and Darlene (Peter Marinigh) and grandchildren Julian Grossinger,
Casey Rae, Ashley Grossinger, Emmerson Drew Brook. Also, step grandmother to Leah Marinigh (Mark Pearce) and Lauren Marinigh. Great grandmother to Laser Dobson-Rae and Theo Pearce. Many nieces  and nephews will always remember their Aunt Theresa.

Theresa took great pride in raising her children and had a close relationship with her grandchildren. Grandchildren and great grandchildren sure put a special sparkle in her eye. Always asking about them  and looking forward to a visit, phone call or card.
Over the years, her work was at home in Sesekinika. She raised their children, while managing the family  home and property, often taking on the role of Real's assistant in the garage.

As the children got older, her energy shifted to volunteering for the Sesekinika Volunteer Fire Department. She and her husband Real, donated land for the construction of a fire department, to  support their community. With the success of the fire department, she spent her time forwarding  reminder calls to volunteers for upcoming fire meetings and training, assisted with planning family fun  days, corn roasts, cleaning the hall and so much more.

Unfortunately, Theresa had to endure multiple health challenges throughout her adult life, and she did  so with great strength and courage. The last four years were the most challenging. As a family we
walked closely with her, we embraced everyday with her, days of hope, wellness, celebration, and so  much more. We chose not to live by a cancer stage or prognosis but rather focus solely on living one day at a time and without limits.

On behalf of Theresa and the entire family, we want to express our sincere gratitude to our family  members, friends, neighbors, and residents within the community that supported all of us. Special
thank you to her health care team for their care and dedicated service.
Dr. P. LePage, your knowledge, direction, support, and care for our mother was beyond what any family  could ask for. We will never have the words to express what that meant to all of us.

Northeast Cancer Centre, Sudbury Dr. Mocanu, Dr. Thangaroopan, Dr. Want, Radiation Bunker #3 Team  Jo-Ann & Isabelle.
Blanche River Health Kirkland Lake – Diabetes Program, CT staff, Central Registry staff, OTN staff Oncology & Infusion Clinic Stephanie & Tracy.
Closing the Gap – PSW's Meredith, Lisa & Vicky.
Home and Community Care Support Services – Shannon, Debbie, Tara, Kaylee.
VON- Jessica, Chrissy, Deb PICC line care, helped preserve the original line for 43 months.
Foot Care, Jennifer and Life Labs Home Services, Helen.
The Extendicare staff that helped brighten our mother's days during her short stay.

Service to be held at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, Kirkland Lake on Monday, May 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.

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Grossinger Family

My prayers and sympathy go out to all Theresa’s loving family and close friends. Theresa will always be remembered to me as a sweet and kind person with a very soft spoken voice, who enjoyed what the bible had to say for the future. Death leaves an empty void in one’s sole, but wonderful memories will fill it, so keep them close to your heart. Real’s love for Theresa was strong and unwavering as there 58 years of marriage will contest to. Her children were her rock and she loved them with all her breath. Every drop of your tears are a sign of your love for her, so don’t hold them back. I will think of her fondly. So take care and stay strong through these hard times. Your friend Phyllis Cholette.

Phyllis Cholette, March 8, 2023

Norm and Rheal and family

I am soo sorry for your loss. Mine and my family send condolences and prayers

Amy Righton McMillan, March 8, 2023

Grossinger Family

Rest In Peace Theresa

Faye Schuessler, March 8, 2023

Real Grossinger

Real and Family
Garry and I were saddened to hear of the loss of your Wife, Mother and Grandmother. With our deepest condolences
Linda and Garry Bullen.

Linda & Garry Bullen, March 8, 2023

Grossinger family

So sorry to hear of your loss.
Our condolences.
Joyce and Lawrence Dupont

Joyce Dupont, March 8, 2023

Grossinger Family

My sincere and heartfelt condolences for your loss…I knew Theresa when we grew up together in Harvey Kirkland and she always had a smile and upbeat attitude even during those difficult times…although our paths took different routes she would always say hello when they did cross…cherish all those wonderful memories of such a beautiful person…RIP Theresa

Joseph Wojtus, March 8, 2023

Rheal and family

My deepest condolences to the Grossinger family.

Darrell Kant, March 8, 2023

Grossinger Family

It is with heartfelt sympathy that we send these condolances to you all..Theresa was a lovely lady.Always a smile on her face and a kind word..We are trully sorry for your loss Sincerely Milne Rennie and Barb Moore x God Bless

Barbara Moore and Milne Rennie, March 8, 2023

Grossinger Famkly

So very sorry for the loss of your mother/wife /Grandma /great grandmother

Tracey Crouse, March 8, 2023

Darlene, Tammy and family

I had the privilege of getting to know your sweet Mother at the Oncology unit at KDH. Even though she was suffering, she still had a big smile for me. Such a sweet angel! My sincere condolences!

Brenda Todd, March 8, 2023

Darlene and Family

I’m so sorry to hear of your moms passing. My heart goes out to you.
Love Jewel, Bruce and family xo

Jewel , March 8, 2023

Bernice, her father and the entire Family

I am saddened to hear of your moms passing, although i never knew your mom personally i know she has battled cancer for many years. I pray that all of you can carry on with the wonderful memories which she has left for you. Please remain strong. RIP Theresa

gloria semple, March 8, 2023

The Grossinger Family & Friends

Condolences to the Family at this very sad & difficult time. Theresa sure put up a fight the last few years, a very strong woman, I will miss seeing and saying hello. Kudos to the Family for all the special care that was given to her. She loved you ALL. You're at rest now Theresa.

Judy (Cale) Gervais, March 8, 2023

Norm and Ray's family

My deepest condolences to the Grossinger family.

Wally Walker, March 8, 2023

Grossinger & Bellefeuille families

Our Deepest condolences go out to you all at this sorrowful time. Rest in peace sweet lady ❤

Laura & Ron , March 8, 2023

Darlene, Pete and family

Hoping you find comfort in knowing she's at peace and all our thoughts are with you and yours.

Ed & Shelley Marinigh, March 8, 2023

Grossinger family

my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. this woman was a very special lady and will be dearly missed, I always enjoyed seeing her bright beautiful smile, I'm so sorry for your loss.

skye MacPherson , March 9, 2023

Bernice and Family

Bernice, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time.

Christine Rae, March 9, 2023

Rheal and Family

I am saddened to hear about Theresa’s. My heartfelt condolences to Theresa’s family and friends.

Kim Besudoin, March 9, 2023

The Grossinger Family

Derrick and I would like to send our warmest condolences to your family at this difficult time.

Derrick and brenda pearce , March 9, 2023

Grossinger family

Deepest sympathies on the loss of your wife, mom and grandmother.

Helene and Don Studholme, March 9, 2023

Darlene and family

My thoughts are with the family at this time. She was such a great person, I miss her. Thank you for the time I spent with such a great family

Debbie, March 9, 2023

Real, Bernice, Norm, Tammy, Darlene and family

We are so very saddened to read of the passing of Theresa. So many wonderful memories come to mind. Theresa was such a kind person and greeted us with her warm smile whenever we met. Mom always enjoyed her visits with Theresa over the years. May your memories of Theresa bring you peace during this difficult time.

Rob and Bernice Piche

Rob and Bernice Pichr, March 9, 2023

Bernice and family

So sorry for your loss

Gary Schram, March 9, 2023

Grossinger family

Our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Mom. So many great memories of her from our childhood in Sesekinika. Thinking of all of you and sending love and strength. Love, Vikki and Peter

Vikki Van Oosten & Peter Righton , March 9, 2023

Grossinger family

Our deepest condolences to the Grossinger family.
Rob and Nancy

ROB TAYLOR, March 9, 2023

Real, Norman, Bernice, Tammy, Darlene and extended family.

Our deepest condolences to all of you. May she Rest In Peace.

Alex and Fran Danis, March 9, 2023

Bernice and all Theresa’s loved ones.

I am so saddened to hear of your loss. You are in my prayers.
Sincerely, Joan Butt

Joan Butt, March 9, 2023

The Grossinger family

Sincere condolences

Gayle Havrot, March 9, 2023

The Grossinger family.

We wish to extend our sincere condolances at this time to all the family . Theresa was a very nice person, always friendly to me and leaves me with good memories of her warm smile.

Wallace and Rebecca Brasch, March 9, 2023

Darlene and family

We are so sorry to hear about your mom…she was a very lovely lady…may your memories of her comfort you and your family..

Diane and Glenn

Diane Kasner , March 10, 2023


Sincere condolences Real, and family .
May the love from family , friends and the many memories you hold dear to your hearts bring you comfort during this difficult time
Huguette Parcher

Huguette Parcher, March 11, 2023

Bernice and family

Very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. Our condolences. Cindy and Gerry Lachapelle

Cindy Lachapelle, March 11, 2023

The Grossinger family.

Condolences Rhéal and family!

Donald Dumas , March 12, 2023

The Grossinger Family

My deepest condolences for your loss. She was a beautiful woman, and the love she had for her family was so precious to see. May your wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.

Shannon, March 12, 2023

Real, Darlene and Pete and Families

We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. May warm memories help ease your sorrow.
Jim and Cindy MacKinnon

Jim and Cindy MacKinnon, March 12, 2023

Bernice and family

So sorry for the loss of your mother. Remember when the days get hard think of all the precious memories you have!

Kelly Gorman, March 13, 2023

Darlene, Peter and Grossinger Family

Our condolences to you all. May the memories you cherish help you through this difficult time.

Francine and Dean Archer

Francine, March 14, 2023

Rheal and all of the family

Sorry for your loss. She was a great lady always smiling , a positive word to say and a helping hand , traits she passed onto her family . Condolences to all the family . We appreciate the help her and the family have done for the firehall and the community over the decades . Doug ,Colleen and Taylor

Doug Scott, March 15, 2023

Real, Norm, Bernice, Darlene, Tammy

Marlene and I are thinking of your family, please accept our condolences.
Theresa always knew everyones birthday in the community, and made people feel special when she would remember when you met. Theresa was always involved in volunteering in events for the fire department, which is still Real's passion. Sesekinika will not be the same without Theresa.

Gerry and Marlene Danis, March 16, 2023

Darlene and family

Our sincere condolences on the loss of a wonderful, funny lady. She will be missed!

Deb and Vic Burtschenko, March 17, 2023

Mr. Grossinger, Darlene & family

Mr. Grossinger, Darlene & family…
Mrs. Grossinger (she’ll always be “Mrs. Grossinger” to me) had the sweetest heart & such a love & devotion for her family. I remember sleepovers with Darlene & girls when we were young & Mrs. Grossinger looked after all of us. She even drove me to & from Kenogami back in the mid ‘80’s so I could visit with Darlene & Tammy. Darlene & Tammy were some of my first friends when I arrived in Kenog in 1985; I’ll always be grateful to them too. Plus when I was older, it was always nice to chat with Mrs. Grossinger while Mr. Grossinger was working on fixing one of our vehicles & she was so comforting to me & my son when my Mom & then when my Dad passed away. It’s a great blessing to me that Mrs. Grossinger has been in my life since 1985. I pray all of your memories of this amazing woman will keep you. My heart is with you all.

Natascha, March 17, 2023

Darlene and Family

Very sorry to hear of your moms passing, Darlene, my deepest sympathies.

Brian Coghlan, March 18, 2023

The Grossinger family

I am so sorry for your loss. I just heard. I met your mom and dad when I moved to Marquis. Always a smile. Always acknowledgement and never too busy to say hi. I offer a warm hug and love.

Pat McLean, March 19, 2023

Rheal and Family

Just learned of Theresa's passing. We knew she was fighting cancer, but since we haven't seen each other or talked for about 20 years, we did not know how bad it was. She was one of Karen's best friends when we were younger.
Please accept our heartfelt condolences.

Harold & Karen Birimcombe, March 20, 2023

The Grossinger Family

We were so saddened to hear of your beautiful mom`s passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all at this time.

Big Hugs

Erin Robazza & Tom Wadey, April 19, 2023

Real Grossinger, Tammy and Tom Drewbrook

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, there is no words for such a big loss.

Sharleen and Rene Briand, May 3, 2023

Theresa Grossinger

I am so sorry for your loss. Big hugs to all of you, remember all the good times cherish the memories.

Bobbi-jo murdoch , May 7, 2023