Theresa (Apestiguy) Forrest

May 28, 1928 ~ November 26, 2019 (age 91)


Theresa M. Forrest   91

North Sydney

With sadness, we the family, regret to announce the passing of our mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend, Theresa Forrest, on Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at the age of 91, at Miners Memorial Manor, Sydney Mines, surrounded by her loving family.

Born in Anticosti Island, Quebec on May 28, 1928, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Marie (Autin) Apestiguy.  Theresa was a very strong and independent woman.  After raising nine children she worked for a time at National Sea Products Fish Plant in North Sydney.  Theresa loved her family and spending time at her cottage or camping with them.  Christmas time her house was filled with family, love and food.  Until her move to Miners Memorial in her later years, Theresa loved walking and her time spent at Tim Hortons.  She was a member of St. Joseph Church, North Sydney and the last surviving member of her immediate family. 

Theresa will be dearly missed by her children, Brian (Jeanette), Gary (Karen), Linda (Ronnie) Walsh, Wayne (Joanne), Eric (Bernadette), Eileen (Terry) Jesty and Nancy Forrest.  Theresa was a grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother and aunt to many nieces and nephews. 

She was predeceased by her husband Raymond in 2000, her two sons Ronnie and Patrick and her grandson Jeffrey, her brothers Gerard, Joe, Paul, Gordie and sisters Evangeline and Madeline.

Many thanks to the staff at Miners Memorial Manor for making moms stay a wonderful one and special thanks to Nicole and Dr. Doug Kohlsmith.

A funeral mass for Theresa will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph Church with Rev. Doug MacDonald officiating.  Burial will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery, North Sydney.  Memorial donations may be made to Miners Memorial Manor or Alzheimer Society Nova Scotia.  Online condolences may be sent to the family at   


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Funeral Mass
November 29, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Joseph Church
Archibald Avenue
North Sydney, Nova Scotia B2A 1L9

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