Ayotte née Coté
Date of Death: September 6th, 2022
Thérèse died peacefully in Richmond at the age of 98. She was born in Lafond, Alberta to parents Marie (née Desaulniers) and Pierre Coté. She became a beloved schoolteacher at Our Lady of Lourdes in Maillardville. Thérèse married the love of her life Lucien in 1946. They had a wonderful marriage for fifty-years until her husband’s death in 1997.
Thérèse was a patient, kind, artistic and creative person. She kept herself busy as a widow by taking up watercolour painting. She developed her talent and was in several art shows and even sold some of her pieces.
Family and her faith was paramount to Thérèse. She cherished her time with family. She continued to get to mass weekly, as long as she was physically able.
Thérèse leaves behind five children, their spouses, four grandchildren, three great grandchildren and many extended family members and friends.
She never lost her sense of humour or her stunning smile.
Je vous salue, Marie pleine de grâce ;
le Seigneur est avec vous.
Vous êtes bénie entre toutes les femmes et Jésus,
le fruit de vos entrailles, est béni.
Sainte Marie, Mère de Dieu,
priez pour nous pauvres pécheurs,
maintenant et à l’heure de notre mort. Amen.
Private mass of Christian burial. Interment at Gardens of Gethsemani Cemetery.