It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Teresa, at the Hamilton General Hospital on Tuesday January 6, 2015 at the age of 53. Loving wife of Erik for 29 years. Much loved mother of Katie. Beloved daughter of Anna and the late Jacob Vanderlingen, and daughter in law of the late Stanley and Anne Smolinski. Cherished sister of Len and Rina, Anne Marie and Orlando DeCarlo, Bill and Judy, and Al and Stacey. She will be sadly missed by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Teresa was a manager with Freeman Herbs in Beamsville, and will be fondly remembered by her many friends and coworkers. Family will receive friends at KITCHING STEEPE AND LUDWIG FUNERAL HOME, 146 Mill St. N, Waterdown on Monday from 6-9 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at BETHEL CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH (corner of Dundas St. and Kerns Rd.) on Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 11 a.m. Cremation to follow. If desired, a donation in Teresa’s memory to the S.P.C.A. would be sincerely appreciated by the family.