Alva, Theresa (Anderson)

Our beautiful mother, grand- mother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt, passed away the morning of July 27, 2010 surrounded by members of her family. She died peacefully with dignity in her sleep. Alva was born December 19, 1926 in New Westminster, BC to the pioneer Anderson family, Eric and Annie. The baby of eleven children, Alva had a magical childhood surrounded by musical instruments, singing, laughter and the glorious harmonies that brought many to tears. Alva’s second love was singing and piano playing, her first love was her family. Survived by sister Eileen Shively and brother Russell (Buddy) Anderson, and her children, Ric (Jan), Catherine Brohman (John), Laurie (Ogi) and Susan Harasin (Mike). Grandchildren Theresa (Brian) Melissa (Jeremy), Amber (Christian), Michael, Stephen (Heather), Shane (Stephanie), Sasha, Craig (Kara), and Eric (Lisa). Great-grandchildren, Caleb, Liam and baby Taylor Alva. Alva was welcomed with open arms by the love of her life, husband Harry, her parents Eric and Annie and siblings Grovena, Mary, Bill, Grace, Roberta, George, Rol and Benny. Service will be held Sunday, August 8, 2010 at 1:00 pm at Victory Memorial Park, 14831 28th Ave., Surrey, BC. Reception to follow.

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