July 1, 2022
In Loving Memory ~
Artist, inspiration and beloved family member Cody Tresierra passed early morning July 1st, 2022 at the age of 61 from cardiac arrest.
Cody has been fighting a battle in the hospital since February, where he was visited by loved ones throughout, keeping a positive attitude and always looking forward to a bright tomorrow alongside his wife, Elvie Tresierra. It is through these loved ones where Cody’s legacy will continue to be honoured by living their lives to the fullest.
In his younger years, you could catch Cody ranching with his mother and father Milly & Ray Tresierra, alongside his sister Lori Tresierra Durocher and many cousins.
From competitions with his sister as to who could stack square bales the highest, to sneaking fresh cream out of the fridge hoping Milly wouldn’t find out, making bets to see who would have to do dishes, playing guitar, drawing cartoons, smooth-talking his way out of any trouble, Cody was always pushing the limits and having fun.
At the age of 19, Cody was in a horrific vehicle accident that left him paralyzed from the neck down and having to continually use a respirator. He was told he had less than 6 months to live- and that is where his fight began.
Cody not only outlived his odds, but he created an incredibly inspirational life for himself through his artistry. The cartoons he drew as a young boy, became artistic creations painted by mouth and sold across the world as a member of the Mouth and Foot Painting Artists. Cody’s love of painting and trying out any and every subject and technique with oil and acrylic painting not only gave him purpose, but they took him on amazing travels such as Spain, Portugal, Vienna, China and more.
Cody loved to bask in the warm sunshine, so his trip to the Phillipines to visit Elvie’s family was a favorite. People loved seeing Cody, and would line up to visit him when he was out for a stroll
With great success in both his business and personal life and throughout his great adventures, it was always the simplest pleasures in life that brought Cody the greatest joy. Although Elvie always made sure Cody had the healthiest of diets, he never swayed from enjoying his KFC Tuesdays, a hot dog in the park or splurging every now and again on a Chinese smorgasbord.
He loved his “walks” to Starbucks or down to Granville Island where he would love to take off in his speedy wheel chair and laugh at those who tried to keep up. Cody’s contagious positivity and incredibly optimistic outlook in life was infectious to everyone who knew him.
Cody is survived by: his wife, Elvie Nava Tresierra, mother Milly Tresierra, sister, Lori Tresierra-Durocher, niece, Rae-Lee Tresierra and many aunts, uncles and cousins. His family and many friends from around the world will miss him dearly.
A Celebration of Life will be held in Clinton at the David Stoddart School gym on Saturday, August 20, 2022 from 1:00-4:00. Flowers are welcome or a donation to the “Provincial Respiratory Outreach Program” 1-866-326-1245.
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