Obituary of Teena Wight
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Teena Rose Wight
July 9, 1940 - February 4, 2023
With profound sadness, we announce the passing of Teena Rose Wight (Kaskiw), our loving and devoted grandmother, mother, sister and friend to all whose lives she touched. On Saturday, February 4th, 2023, she left us peacefully at Rideau PCH in Brandon, Manitoba. She was in her 82nd year.
Born in Olha, Manitoba, Teena lived a wonderful life with family always by her side! She was one of 14 brothers and sisters born on the family farm to her mother Josephine Kaskiw (Mychasiw) and father Roy Kaskiw. She attended Zaporoza School in Olha. Her first language was Ukrainian and prior to attending school, it was the only language she spoke in her home. She was very proud of her Ukrainian heritage.
Teena left the family farm and moved to the big city of Brandon after her schooling. She worked for the Railway in the kitchen, as well at a dry-cleaning company. She met the love of her life, Ronald Allan Wight, at The Palladium dance hall in Brandon. They met while Ron was stationed at CFB Shilo and they created a beautiful life together. They were married on August 26th, 1960, in Brandon, Manitoba. The reception was up at Teena’s home in the Olha Community Hall. It was a beautiful celebration and many friends and family attended. They went on their honeymoon to Niagara Falls, Ontario, and then proceeded to Prince Edward County, Ontario to visit Ron’s family for the very first time.
Together over the years, Teena raised a wonderful family across Canada and abroad as her husband was in the Canadian Armed Forces. Teena loved and enjoyed the military lifestyle. They lived in many places, and she particularly loved her time in Germany, but her heart always remained with her roots in Manitoba. Teena and her family lived in Shilo, Winnipeg, Petawawa, Germany, Oromocto, Quebec and Wainwright. Along her travels Teena met MANY friends, lifelong that became family, especially when stationed away from home with other military families. Teena was a devoted homemaker to her family and thoroughly enjoyed doing so.
Teena was the beloved mother of three children, Beverly (Jason), Deborah (Al), and David. She was the proud Grandmother (Baba) to Nicole, (Devon), Andrew (Joanna), Joshua, and Emma (Jun) and became a proud Step-Grandma to Dustin (Macala). She was the proud Great-Grandma (Great-Baba) to Savannah, Charlotte, and Sophia. She became a proud Step-Great-Grandma to Sawyer and Luke.
Teena is survived by many wonderful family and friends. She is survived by her siblings, Walter Antonation, Jack Antonation, Stanley Kaskiw, Elsie Drozda, and Ken Kaskiw. She is also survived by many wonderful in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
She is predeceased by her loving husband Ronald Allan Wight, son David Allan Wight, mother Josephine Kaskiw, father Roy Kaskiw, sister Helen Kaskiw, sister Martha Lawrence, brother Peter Kaskiw, sister Jean Campbell, brother Archie Antonation, brother Steve Antonation, brother Ralph Antonation, and sister Phyllis Antonation.
She lived a full life as a loving wife, mother, sister and friend. She loved to garden, travel with her husband (after her kids grew up), reading (romance novels), cooking, baking, and doing absolutely anything for her grandchildren. A farm girl at heart, Teena adored all animals and wildlife. She particularly enjoyed birdwatching, and often would sit with her cup of coffee in her veranda watching the birds each morning. Baba had an open-door policy. Everyone was always welcome in her home on Dennis Street. Teena and Ron bought their first home after all the military postings about a year before Ron retired. Everyone always felt comfortable in her home. No matter the time of day, you were welcome. She’d have food at the ready and the best listening ears. Teena hosted MANY family gatherings full of joy, love and light over the years including sibling card games, Christmas feasts, and just-because gatherings. She loved to have a full home with lots of laughs and food alike. Most of all she loved her family and friends. She will be dearly missed and forever in our hearts.
A Celebration of Teena’s life was held at Brockie Donovan Funeral Home, on Thursday, February 9th, 2023, with a private family interment at the Brandon Cemetery. A tea followed for all family and friends at Deb and Al’s place following the service.
Honorable mention to Rideau PCH that has been a very caring and safe place for both Teena and Ron over the years. Words cannot express our sincere gratitude for the exceptional care provided for our beloved Baba and Grandpa. Thank you to the entire staff and the many residents Baba met and became friends with.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Teena Wight, please visit Tribute Store
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