Terri “Tippy” Michelle Douglas
Our beautiful daughter, sister, wife, mother, teacher, and friend Terri left this world on December 28, 2021. While grateful we got to say goodbye, we are devastated by our loss, though comforted in knowing that she has joined her recently deceased father, Wayne Busse, and her Lord, for eternity in a better place.
Her devoted husband, Rodney Douglas, held her hand as she ended her painful struggle with cancer. Her faith and trust in God gave her a grace that was evident throughout her illness. Always smiling, she never looked as ill as she was, and she never stopped thinking of others.
Passionate about bringing ‘life to learning’ for children, Terri achieved a Master’s Degree in Education and was celebrated as a caring and inspirational teacher. She was always intense, even as a child, and had high expectations for herself. She didn’t want to go to First Grade because she “didn’t know how to read or do math”.
Terri loved being a mom. Her deep and unwavering love for her family will always be remembered and cherished. No one hosted better family dinners than Terri. She will be deeply missed by her husband Rod, and her children, Chanelle Robson (Brandon), Landon Harder (Kimberly), Lauren Lumari, and Chloe Douglas. Terri’s four grandchildren were the joy of her life.
Also mourning her loss are Terri’s mother, Beverley Busse, brother Mark Busse (Andrea), and numerous nieces, nephews, friends, and colleagues. Learning to live without her will be a challenge, but we rejoice in knowing that Terri is now free of pain and all earthly struggles.
We shall never forget the bright light that Terri was. Rest In Peace.
Terri will be laid to rest alongside her beloved father and grandmother at Heritage Gardens Cemetery in Surrey on Saturday, January 8th at 12:30. In lieu of flowers, donations in Terri’s name may be made in support of cancer research or children’s education. Terri’s family sends warm thanks to all family, friends, and community members for the kindness and support they’ve received during this difficult time.