In Memory of



Obituary for Schenning, Theresa

In Loving Memory Of Mrs Theresa Schenning from Gilpin Funeral Chapel on Vimeo.

Theresa Schenning of Parkhill, surrounded by her family, passed away peacefully at Strathroy Middlesex General Hospital, March 15, 2021, just 5 days short of her 88th birthday.

Theresa is now reunited with her husband Henry† (1989) and son Gary† (1976). Theresa was the loving and loved mom of Rose & Peter DeVet of Forest, Frank & Vicki Schenning of Parkhill, Joe Schenning of London, and Oma and Grandma to Jason & Sarah DeVet, Matthew & Tracey DeVet, Monique & Jared Cook, and Ashley (Cody† 2021) Pellitier. Theresa loved to see her family grow and was Great Oma to Levi, Grace, Noah, Nathan, Dominic, Logan, and Bennett. The youngest and last remaining of 13 siblings in the Netherlands, Theresa will also be missed by Jack Schenning and family, extended family, and her lifelong friends, Annie and Willy Deunk of Lucan.

Endless smiles and chuckles were had by Theresa in her love for her Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and gardening. A woman of many talents, Theresa made wedding dresses, gowns, and Christmas "p-yamas" for generations, and was a stitcher in the Ausable Stitchers, a member of the Parkhill Horticultural Society, an Honour Guard with the Catholic Women's League, and a regular attendee for Monday night Bingo at the Leisure Club.

A true Proverbs 31 woman, Theresa was never one to sit idle, with the daily oversight of the farm, Theresa's nature was to never stop, and continuously find a task to complete. Theresa was filled with a humble, and grace-filled, non-judgmental love, a gift passed on through example.

A visitation will take place at M.Box & Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street in Parkhill on Thursday, March 18, 2021 from 3pm - 7pm, followed by a service Sacred Heart Parish in Parkhill, with Father Steven Eckert officiating, on Friday, March 19, at 11am.

Due to the current covid-19 conditions, visitation and service times must be scheduled. Please RSVP for visitation by using the RSVP Tab or by calling 519-294-6382. Donations in Theresa's name are appreciated to the Participation House, Thames Valley Children's Centre, or a charity of choice.

Arrangements are entrusted to M.Box & Son Funeral Home, 183 Broad Street in Parkhill. 519-294-6382 Please leave a memory or condolence online at