Jenny Tetreau
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Obituary of Jenny Ruth Tetreau

Jenny Ruth Tetreau

January 4, 1931 – April 23, 2019

 

My grandmother,

Full of grace, quick as a whip.

Stubborn, strong, fierce,

And she said:  I’ve had a wonderful life!

My grandmother,

 A storyteller, a teacher.

Loving, warm, bright

And she said:  I’ve had a wonderful life!

My grandmother,

An artist, a performer,

Inspiring, passionate, creative,

And she said:  I’ve had a wonderful life!

My grandmother,

A world traveler, a lifelong student.

Adventurous, curious, seeker,

And she said:  I’ve had a wonderful life!

My grandmother

Has taught me so much.

I will love her always

And I say

She had such a wonderful life!

Love Carrie

Jenny married William Tetreau on June 8, 1948.  She finished her working career and retired after 20 years in Admitting & Patient Registration at the Queen Elizabeth 11 Hospital.

Over the past 60 years and to the present day, Jenny continues to enhance her community through her dedicated involvement in local theatre and various community groups. Though her true passions are acting and directing, Jenny has taken on so many roles in local theatre organizations over the years.  Her dedication to theatre arts has earned her the Grande Prairie Little Theatre Award for Outstanding Contribution (1985), and the George Repka Award for Outstanding Contribution in Culture (1992).  She was named Community Champion for Culture in the March of Champions for the 1995 Canada Winter Games, and was named a Paul Harris Fellow for Outstanding Work in the Arts and Culture in the Community (1996).  Jenny is also the recipient of the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal in 2003 for significant contribution to art and culture in Grande Prairie.  She also holds an honorary lifetime membership with Grande Prairie Live Theatre and a lifetime membership to the Grande Prairie Museum for her 10 years of support and work with them. In addition to her  contributions to the theatre, Jenny has also participated in various community organizations including the Grande Prairie Public Library Board, Community Services Board, Golden Age Centre Board, as well as serving as Unit Leader for the United Church Women (UCW).

Jenny is survived by her son Glen (Dorothy) Tetreau, daughter Denice (Bruce) Hagerman, grandchildren; Shauna (Kevin) Baird, Darryl (Angie) Tetreau and Carrie (Lionel) Robins; great grandchildren; Layne (Milan), Casey and Tori Baird, Alyssa, Breana, Rylan and Gracie Tetreau and Emma, and Terry Robins.

She was predeceased by her spouse, William Douglas Tetreau, sisters Martha McRae, Ella Cowpar, Elfie Dombrova, and Hilda Tetreau, and brothers Frank Dombrova, Herb Dombrova and Albert Dombrova.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.

A Celebration of Life for Jenny will be held at St. Paul’s United Church,10206 100 Avenue, Grande Prairie with a reception at the  Golden Age Centre on Monday, April 29th at 1pm.

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 www.bearcreekfuneral.com