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Teresa Nobre

April 25, 2024

Surrounded by loved ones, Teresa Nobre passed peacefully on Thursday April 25 2024, at the age of 63, at University Hospital. Beloved wife and best friend of Inacio for over 39 wonderful years. Loving mother of Bruce (Lee-Anne) Nobre and Raquel (Ben) Neville. Most devoted and adored Vavo to Olivia and Harrison. Dear sister of Manuel (Suzana) Medeiros, Carlos (Mary) DeMedeiros, Albertina (José Eduardo) Alva, David (Gwen) DaSilva, Adelina (the late Serafim) Soares, Joe (Lila) Medeiros and Connie (Graham) Wright. Fondly remembered and loved by many nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her parents, Zacarias and Zulmira Medeiros and her sisters Maria José Rosa and Maria DaSilva.

Teresa was born in Ribeira Funda, São Miguel, Portugal and moved to London, Ontario when she was a young teenager. She was a hardworking and respected employee at Western University for over 35 years, where she left a lasting impact on students and made friendships to last a lifetime.

Friends and family are welcome for visitation on Monday, April 29, 2024 from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11:00 a.m. at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. Teresa will be laid to rest at St. Peter’s Cemetery at a private burial with family.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Ontario Brain Institute Foundation.

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Hello, I just discovered Teresa's passing. I worked at Brescia University College and had a mostly email relationship with Teresa, ordering books for the library. We had some lovely conversations through email. Through our exchanges, I knew she was a lovely person. My sincerest condolences on your loss.

~ Kathleen Dahl

Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathy to Teresa’s beloved family…one and all. We are shocked and saddened by the loss of a beautiful, kind and generous woman who touched our lives and who will always hold a special place in our hearts. Keeping each and every one of you in our thoughts and prayers.

~ Brenda and Mark Askew

I was so saddened and shocked to hear of Teresa's passing. I worked with Teresa in the early to mid 80's and enjoyed her company and guidance. She had the best sense of humor and always found the good in everything. I had the pleasure of bumping into her at the Bookstore over the years and we'd catch up on work life, and family life. Sincere condolences to her loving family whom she cherished with all her heart. She will be missed. RIP sweet Teresa.

~ Nada Vollick

Inacio, Bruce, Raquel, Lee-Anne, Ben, Olivia, Harrison and family, our hearts are heavy with the loss of Teresa, a truly beautiful lady who welcomed us into her heart and home. We are so incredibly blessed to have spent time with the whole family last year in Canada. Such a sad and difficult time for you all, we are so sorry for your loss... Much love from Wendy, Scotty, Sam, Nicole, Sarah, Lachlan and all family and friends from Australia xxxx

~ Wendy & Scotty Waldie

I was truly heartbroken by the news of Teresa's passing. Her knowledge of books was a godsend for someone like myself but more importantly Teresa's always smiling face made you feel welcome with every visit to the Bookstore. She will be sorely missed and my sincere condolences to her family.

~ Glenn Matthews

Our sincere condolences to the whole family for the loss of this beautiful lady! Our hearts and prayers attend with you all!

~ Al and Adriana Lesik

A donation has been made. Message from the donator: So sorry for the loss of this bright and beautiful life. Condolences to all of Teresa’s family.

~ Cathrine Tapping

Our deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the Nobre family.

~ Grace (Moniz) & Peter Kowalchuk

Inacio, Bruce, Lee-Anne, Raquel, Ben and family I can't find the right words to express the sadness and disbelief of Teresa's passing. She was truly someone who treasured her family, friends, customers and basically anyone she met with love and respect. I am forever grateful to meeting her when I started at the Book Store, learning so much from her. Her passion and commitment to her family was so strong, loved hearing about everyone througout the years. She always was there to help anyone who needed a 'shoulder, ear or HUG'. Her smile and chuckle were contagious. Teresa, a forever friend, confidant and SIS. Always in our hearts, Jane and Billy xo

~ Jane Doran

A life well lived leaves its gentle pattern on the hearts of all, and the world is a lovelier place because one person touched it with warmth, goodness and grace. This was Minha Amiga, Teresa, she remains in my heart. With heartfelt sympathy to the Nobre Family Denise

~ Denise Farr

Sincere condolences to the Nobre family, I have know Teresa for over 20 yrs she was always a pleasant voice of reason to any problem and wouldn’t hesitate to challenge a process. She was a huge Soccer fan and we would always talk Soccer during Euro or World Cup time , also a foodie. I will miss our daily morning greeting very much! So until we meet again Miss Teresa you will be missed but never forgotten forever your friend Nr. Darrin

~ Darrin Barrow

Tia Teresa will be missed beyond measure. The most beautiful human, inside and out. Sending all our love and strength during this tragic time xo.

~ Tania and Brett Connell

My heart goes out to Teresa’s family. May she rest peacefully. A donation has been made to Ontario Brain Institute Foundation.

~ Julie P

A donation has been made to Ontario Brain Institute Foundation. Message from the donator: There are no words to express our sadness. She will be missed dearly by all who knew her. Heaven gained another beautiful angel. Larry, Michelle, Olivia and Lucas

~ Larry & Michelle Medeiros

Please accept our deepest sympathy to you and your family at this sad time. Teresa was such a happy, loving person and good friend. May your wonderful memories of her bring you comfort and peace. She will be greatly missed. (This picture is one of my memories of Teresa).

~ Sharon and Gord Blane

A donation has been made to Ontario Brain Institute Foundation.

~ Trixie, Dave, Yvonne in spirit Kretschmer/Malott

Teresa and Jane made all our visits a joy.

~ Trix, Dave and Yvonne in spirit

Another happy visit with Teresa and Yvonne.

~ Trix, Dave and Yvonne in spirit

Teresa has been our friend for almost 20 years. She was always friendly, kind, interested and generous. While she helped us (Trix and Dave) create what she called 'the most eclectic book collection she worked on', Teresa expressed interest in various topics and excitement to the challenge of sourcing the most obscure and hard to find items. Teresa recently delighted in telling me that when an order for us arrives in receiving, they have fun knowing it is for us before checking, just because it would be so different. It was my connection with Teresa that gave me the opportunity to enjoy several years working in the bookstore; a fun bucketlist experience for me and a chance to interact with so many interesting people, like Teresa and so many young people outside of my circle. My sister Yvonne loved to order a variety of books from Teresa too. Though Yvonne annually ordered the Muppet Encyclopedia, mainly to cut out all the pictures (usually upsetting to book lovers), Teresa delighted in seeing the joy in Yvonnes face every time she picked up this favourite. Teresa was always especially kind to Yvonne, even being sure to give her a thoughtful and personal gift every Christmas and delighting in the handmade soaps Yvonne gave her in return. We are also grateful for her generous support to our Alzheimer walk team. Teresa was a truly good person who made the world a better place. We will miss her friendship, her enthusiam, her many kindnessess. We will miss Teresa always. Love, Trix, Dave and Yvonne in spirit

~ Trixie, Dave and Yvonne in spirit

Heaven has gained such a beautiful and vibrant soul. We will cherish our many memories. Until we walk again, rest in sweetest peace, Amiga. Your light will continue to shine brightly in our lives forever. ALL MY LOVE!

~ Christina + David Fresco

Shocked and devastated are the only words I can find to describe how we are feeling to have lost such an amazing woman. Brayden will always remember you as the Tia who bought him the BEST books. You will be remembered so fondly by everyone who knew you. It still doesn’t feel real. Sending all our love and support.

~ Chantelle, Krista & The Kids

With a heavy heart we say until we meet agian friend. The world will miss your kind manner, and your down to earth loving attitude. I will miss you genuinely laughing at my jokes. As we would gather at my sisters home for a get-together, we all looked forward to hearing a story or two from you. Heaven has gained an angel, while we wait to one day say hello agian. We will never forget you. Rest in peace friend.

~ John and Adelia Neves

I am shocked and truly saddened by Teresa's passing! I loved working so closely with her and she was my Ri rock when I needed it. She was passionate but humble, a loyal friend, a kind and professional staff member and a proud wife, mother and grandmother. I didn't know that the last time that I saw her would be my last and I miss her immensely. My deepest condolences to Inacio, Bruce and Raquel and all of her extended family. She's gone too early and will be missed by so many.

~ Lynn Wilbur

I am saddened, and shocked, to learn of Teresa’s passing. Before retiring I had the honour to share a desk with her at Special Orders; and just over two weeks ago when I visited the store, Teresa put aside her work for another one of our sharing exchanges about family and travel. As always, she made my day. She was a mainstay of the Bookstore and Graphic Services, keeping many of us from each area connected with her charming personality and goodwill. She will be missed.

~ Don Rhynas

A donation has been made to Ontario Brian Institute Foundation.

~ Sharon and Gord Blane

"Words cannot express the depth of our sorrow for the profound loss your family is enduring. Teresa's unwavering strength, faith, and courage touched us all deeply. Her absence is felt keenly by so many. With heartfelt sympathy, Elsa and Scott 🙏🏻"

~ Elsa & Scott Winterkorn

I am so saddened to hear this news. As a professor at Western, I have known Teresa for more than 20 years, and ordered hundreds of books through her. Whenever I came by to pick up an order, we would always have a long chat about what was going on in our lives, where we had recently been and what we were reading. Teresa was so proud of her family, and spoke about her children and grandchildren with extraordinary fondness. I will truly miss her friendship and kindness. My deepest condolences to her family. Your loss is our loss.

~ Michael Lynk

Our hearts are broken and there are no right words to express our feelings over losing such an incredible woman. My beautiful godmother, you are deeply loved and will be so missed. Thoughts and prayers with you always.

~ The Gates Family

I'm so sorry for your loss! Teresa was a lovely person and a joy to work with. I enjoyed catching up with her last summer at our granddaughter's soccer games. She adored her family and was especially proud of her grand babies. She will be very missed by all of us!

~ Pam Kenward

My condolences to the entire Nobre family, RIP Teresa.

~ Mark Dixon

Teresa touched so many lives in the very best way. I'm grateful I got the chance to know Teresa as both a colleague and a friend. She will be missed! Kim Derrah - Stokes

~ Kim Derrah - Stokes

Please accept my deepest, most heartfelt condolences for your loss. Teresa was such an incredible woman. She had a glowing smile, a brilliant sense of humour, and was so full of energy - I am honoured to have been able to call her one of my ‘Bookstore Mums’. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all and to Teresa’s Bookstore family. She will be deeply missed.

~ Naomi Stanko

I am so sorry for your loss, I enjoyed working with Teresa at the BookStore, she was such a joy and will definitely be missed.

~ Fran Hardman

Services for Teresa Nobre

Visitation will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

April 29, 2024 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Funeral Service will be held at:
Westview Funeral Chapel
709 Wonderland Road North,
London, Ontario

April 29, 2024 11:00 am

Additional Service information

Teresa will be laid to rest at St. Peter’s Cemetery at a private burial with family.

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