Tressa Pearl Lewis
With heavy hearts, the family of Tressa Pearl Lewis announces her passing at The Moncton Hospital on Oct. 12, 2018.
Born on Jan. 11, 1940 in Midland, Tressa was the daughter of the late Fred and Ruby (Langille) Somerville. She was raised in Norton where she met her future husband Weldon E. Lewis. They eventually settled in Riverview where they raised four children and she quickly became engrained in the community.
An avid baker known for her jam-filled cookies, fudge and peanut butter pies, Tressa spent many hours knitting, crocheting and tatting while cheering on or cursing her beloved Toronto Blue Jays. Her door was always open and coffee always on for family, friends and neighbours.
Tressa used her baking skills to make chocolate, cotton candy and other sweets for retail sale at outlets like Sweet Street. Deeply passionate about her town, she was elected to Riverview council in 1986 and served as councillor for Ward 1 in east Riverview for 15 years, including a term as deputy mayor, before retiring in 2001. She was also involved in the community policing committee and the Bridgedale Community Centre.
Tressa will be dearly missed by Weldon, her husband of 60 years, their sons John (Maria), Larry (Michele), Chip (Dianne) and Todd (Sylvia), 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren, along with many nieces, nephews and close friends. She is also survived by her brothers Percy (Elsie) of London, Ont. and John (the late Doris) of Edmonton, Alta. and sisters-in-law Elsie and Sugar.
Besides her parents, Tressa was predeceased by brothers Cyril and George.
The family would like to thank Dr. Cohen and the nursing staff of The Moncton Hospital intensive care unit.
A family graveside gathering will be held at Monteagle Cemetery on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements are in the care of Salisbury Funeral Home & Crematorium (372–4800). In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations made to the Monteagle Cemetery. A book of condolences can be signed at www.keirsteads.ca.