Therese Khayat

Therese Khayat

of Fairy Meadow

Passed away peacefully on Wednesday, 17th April 2024. Beloved wife of the late Rene. Dearly loved mother and mother in law of Nadine & Gino, Tony & Michelle. Cherished Nan of Daniel & Cerise, Robert & Jessie, Hayley & Stuart, Nicholas & Bianca, Abby & Liam, Brooke & Grant and her 15 great grandchildren. Therese will be sadly missed by her loving family and many dear friends here and overseas.

Aged 90 Years
Forever in our Hearts

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Therese’s funeral service, to be held at Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 47 Balmoral Street, Balgownie on Wednesday, 24th April 2024 at 10am.

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10:00 am, Wed 24 April 2024


Mater Dolorosa Catholic Church, 47 Balmoral St, Balgownie, New South Wales 2519, AU
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  1. I had the pleasure of working with Therese at the Department of Immigration during the 1980’s and even though it was many years ago, I have fond memories of Therese that I wanted to write a short tribute.

    I remember Therese as a kind and caring person. She was always happy to help me and all the other staff in the office, especially with interpreting and translating. I was always in awe of the many languages she spoke and her ability to switch languages so easily. Occasionally she would start a conversation with me in another language and we would laugh together when I would have to say “English please”. Also with thanks to Therese, I know how to say a few phases in other languages.

    Another fond memory is of Therese’s baklava. Occasionally she would bring a tray of baklava to work, it would never last long and to this day whenever I have baklava, I can’t help but do the comparison and I usually end up thinking “it’s not as good as Therese’s”. She made the most delicious baklava.

    I remember Therese often spoke of her family at work especially her grandchildren. She spoke of them with such pride and joy and I know this must be a very difficult time for them. However, I do hope they can take comfort in knowing that after all these years Therese’s kind and caring nature is still remembered and that for me, it was a real privilege to have worked with her.

    May you rest in peace Therese

  2. I too worked with Therese in Immigration and have deep respect for her Selfless and Altruistic nature,
    A kind, intelligent and caring woman who always looked out for the needs of others.
    Therese was a beacon of light in the Community and her work with Itsowel and the Italian community was a particular Joy and Passion for her.
    Her biggest Passion and Joy however was her Family
    Therese was Fiercely Proud of Nadine and Tony, and anytime she spoke of her Grandchildren a huge beaming smile would come across her face and her eyes would Sparkle !
    A truly Amazing and selfless Human being who we should all Aspire to be like!
    Ciao Bella

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