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Theresa Fritz 2001 – Ice Hotel in Canada Makes no Sense

Theresa Fritz 2001 – Ice Hotel in Canada Makes no Sense

2001 The Canadian

I found this article from 2001 and decided it should be documented. There is not a day I do not miss her.

Karen Decoux is with Scott Robinson.
January 24  · 

We live now in a world of selfies and readily available photos at our fingertips.
I admit I have to force myself to take pictures of those closest to me. It’s this weird little brain glitch about privacy. And also about the camera not showing reality.
I mean, selfie mode on every phone has an auto filter, reducing lines and discolorations, so I KNOW I don’t look like the pics. “Objects in selfie are younger and slimmer than reality.”
But the other point is that when I take pics of friends and family, I’m rarely satisfied with what it captures. They are always so much MORE in reality. More beautiful. More effervescent. More light glowing from within. A photo is not good enough. It doesn’t do justice to those I love.
When my friend Theresa died two weeks ago, these photos came to my mind. I could see them clearly, but couldn’t bring myself to look at them. This past week, I dug out photo albums and couldn’t find them. Yesterday I located them. I have so few.
My theory holds. They don’t do her justice. A picture is a fraction of a second. Somewhere around 1/60 with flash. Less than the time of a heartbeat. These do not convey her energy, or humour, or intelligence or love.
But take photos anyway. Take them to remember what is in front of you, as memory prompts for what was, and of the love in that moment.

Karen Decoux– Photos

Karen Decoux– Photo

Karen Decoux– Photo
Karen Decoux– Photo
Karen Decoux– Photo

In memory of Theresa Fritz— this was one of her photos. June Dalgity 1999 Almonte Gazette Clippings and Comments
Linda Seccaspina
April 21  · 

Memories of celebrating the Queen in 2015 Theresa Fritz and Sean Redmond. There is not a day that I cant believe she is no longer with us.
Blast from the Past.. Thanks to Paul Bergsma for sending this.. CPHS Talent Contest.. Rick Knowles– Philip Mailey and Andy Bowes–they got a standing ovation–Circa 1994?? Photo was by none other than Theresa Fritz 🙂
Linda Seccaspina
September 28, 2018  · 

Today People from our community.. Ashley Kulp (metroland media) Councillor Theresa Fritz and Tara Gesner (metroland media)–Theresa FritzPoliticians need the media and vice versa. Always good to try and get along. As the late mayor Brian Costello used to tell me, you should not get into a pissing match with people who buy ink by the barrel. LOL!
Linda Seccaspina
December 1, 2018  · 

 Doug Black mayor, Sean Redmond deputy mayor, and Theresa Fritz councilwoman and who has listened to my many questions I am going to continue to have. Of course there is our Kory Earle here too who does so much for the community.
July 21 2018

Remembering Councillor Theresa Fritz

John Cote Theresa Fritz and Joan Hicks– Blasts from the Past

June Dalgity 1999 Almonte Gazette Clippings and Comments

Remembering Councillor Theresa Fritz

Remembering Councillor Theresa Fritz

Sunday 7:31 PM

10 hours ago my fellow Carleton Place Council colleague Theresa Fritz was alive. At 10am she posted on Facebook and wanted us ‘to  take our minds off the crap going on in the world and enjoy some spectacular photography’. I vowed to look at them tomorrow as I was busy writing history.

And that my friends, is how life goes- we always take chances on the next day. We take life for granted, we take friendships for granted, and sometime in that 10 hours today I lost a colleague and friend.

For all of you that did not know — Theresa was the 6th woman to be on the Carleton Place Council since 1910. She was smart, very smart, and outspoken and loved heavy metal music. After she retired she was going to run for mayor of Carleton Place, and I would have supported her all the way. Did we have disagreements? Of course we did, we all do, we are all passionate about working for the betterment of our community. But none of that matters now, we lost a valued leader of our community today and I did not get to say goodbye— and the worst is– her family did not get to say goodbye, and she is sadly gone from their lives forever.

I, along with everyone else have been taken by surprise at the finality of losing someone today at the drop of a hat. It does nothing but compound the feelings of loss and utter disbelief that this has actually happened. I am still in shock!

In the end, I will get to see her again one day. I will always have wonderful memories of Theresa, and I’m sad that I will not be able to share things with her anymore. She was such a bright light and that “tree limb” she spread in our community will  be greatly missed. The loss of Theresa has reminded us that we need to try and understand the true value of time. We must snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it.

There should be no more procrastination, no more delay in speaking with friends. It seems we only understand death after he has placed his hands on someone we loved. Tomorrow morning as the sun begins to rise, the flag at the Carleton Place Town Hall will be at half mast for Councillor Theresa Fritz. A friend I thought I would never lose in my lifetime. All I can do now is remind everyone about what an amazing woman, mother and wife she was, and how she will be greatly missed.

Theresa as you sail into those rock and roll clouds in the sky,

‘my my hey hey, rock n roll will never die

And neither will the memories about Councillor and friend Theresa Fritz. My love goes out to Scott and Shane and family.

Theresa Fritz second term Councillor Carleton Place, Ontario


Theresa was elected to a second term as a town councillor in October 2018. She previously served on council from 2014-2018.

Born and raised in Montreal before relocating to Ontario with her family as a teenager, Theresa has been a resident of Carleton Place since December 1990. A fluently bilingual graduate of Carleton University’s Bachelor of Journalism program (1989), Theresa is a former editor of the former Carleton Place Canadian and Almonte Gazette newspapers and a former managing editor with Metroland Media. She spent 29 years working in the newspaper before becoming a federal public servant in April 2018. She is currently a Senior Business Analyst with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. 

Since moving to Carleton Place, Theresa has been an active member of the community with a long history of volunteerism. She has served on the Lanark County Interval House board of directors, Carleton Place and District Youth Centre (now CORE) board of directors with two years as president, the United Way of Lanark County board of directors and has been on the Carleton Place and District Memorial Hospital Foundation board of directions for seven years. Theresa is a member of the Carleton Place Minor Hockey Association executive where she served as the ‘executive’ secretary.
Theresa is passionate about her community and believes that openness and transparency in municipal government, strong communication skills within town hall and with local residents, are the keys to success when it comes to making Carleton Place a community that everyone was to live, work and play in.
Theresa lives in a century home in the heart of town with her husband Scott and son Shane. In her spare time, she is a devoted hockey mom who loves to read.