Celebrating the life of
To know Theresa was to know someone who made you feel like the most important person in the room. Those are the sentiments of the many people whose lives Theresa made a positive and lasting impression on.
She will be missed profoundly by her husband Chris and their children, Matthew and Ethan. Born to her loving parents John and Anne in 1980 and one of nine children herself, family played a hugely important role in Theresa’s life.
Her and Chris met on a life-affirming first night of Freshers Week; catching eyes from across the bar and going on to write their own history, marrying at King’s College in 2006 and welcoming the boys into the world in the years that followed.
Theresa spent her working life dedicated to the local firm Burness Paull, where she built an admirable career and became a highly respected figure in the industry, making partner in 2019. An inspiration to her colleagues and a role model to those coming into the industry, she remained approachable, warm and encouraging, and she will be dearly missed by all those who worked with her.
Giving her time “without grumble”, Theresa often thought of others, including those who had faced similar experiences to her own, namely the time she spent in the ANCHOR Unit for breast cancer treatment in 2018.
A keen runner and charity crusader, she had completed two marathons for CLAN and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust. She planned to fundraise for Friends of ANCHOR in celebration of her 40th birthday in 2020, a party that was put on hold by the coronavirus pandemic. Chris, and those closest to Theresa, plan to continue her legacy by fulfilling the celebration when the time is right, honouring her life, loves and achievements.
Rest in peace Theresa. Forever missed, never forgotten xx
Theresa, you will always be my very best friend. Sleep peacefully my friend for your journey with us is at an end. You've taught us well and shown us the way. We're all better people for the memories you've made. We know you watch over us each and every day so I'll smile at our memories and remember the days when we hugged and we laughed and we shared our pains.
Forever you are loved and forever you will be with us, in our thoughts, in our memories, in our hearts and in our lives, for what you gave us will stay with us always. Sending love to all your family. Best friends forever! XXXX
In celebration of Theresa's life, her family welcomes you to share memories or a message of how her life impacted yours.
Donations made in loving memory of Theresa are welcomed by her family and will be gratefully received by Friends of ANCHOR, with every penny going directly to the cause.
Gifts made in Theresa's name amount to £2,572. A further £3,792.32 has been raised by Theresa's good friends Fred and Marianne Evans, who ran the London Marathon in 2021, in her honour.