James William Terris

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James “Jim” William Terris Sr.  Jim passed away peacefully on Wednesday June 30, 2021 in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 92.

Jim leaves behind his daughters Debbie (Paul), and Valerie (Grant), and sons, James, and Daryl (Kit); five grandchildren Danielle (Corbin), Aimee, Meagan (Mark), Jason, and Bruce (Jess).  Grampa Jim will also be missed greatly by great grandchildren Callen, Grayson, Penelope, Sullivan, and Magnus.

He was predeceased by his loving wife Beverly, parents Mayme and Archie, and siblings Earl, Joe, Mae, and Shirley.

Jim was born a “coal miners son” on May 10, 1929 in Springhill, Nova Scotia.  He spoke highly of his military career, which started in the army where he served with the 27 Brigade in Hanover, Germany.  Upon his return to Canada he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1953, proudly serving for 25 years.  He finished out his working career with Boeing of Canada.  Jim and Bev enjoyed many family trips throughout Europe and Canada – during road trips the only stops made were for naps on the side of the road!

Jim was a lifetime member of the Charleswood Legion, having volunteered and served on many committees, active in Remembrance Day Services, dart leagues, and helped organize bus trips which he also enjoyed going on.  You always knew where to find him on Friday evenings, socializing at the meat draw; giving away his winnings and disappointed when he left empty handed!!

Jim always enjoyed traveling but discovered all-inclusive resorts later in life after attending his granddaughter’s wedding, which spurred a love of Mexico, cocktails, and Dos Equis!  He enjoyed many trips of sun and fun well into his 80’s with good friend Edra.

He was an avid sportsman playing competitive softball, darts, bowling and golf.  He loved to dance, listen to the music of Big Bands, and sing to the “oldies” – even showed off some of his moves at his 90th birthday party!  Jim was a social butterfly and was always full of stories to share.

He loved attending all family celebrations often getting dessert “to go” to ensure he didn’t drive home in the dark. Jim had a difficult time giving up his licence last year and said that he was just going to buy a car so he could still drive around the parking lot! 

Jim and Bev are happily together again – chatting, reading Enquirer magazines, and maybe even sharing a smoke or two, but don’t tell.

A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund Charleswood Branch 100 at 6003 Roblin Blvd, Wpg, MB, R3R 0G8.

Condolences may be left on Jim’s memorial page at:  www.interlakecremation.ca

Arrangements entrusted to:  Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

4 thoughts on “James William Terris

  1. Bill Scott

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jim who was a good friend and Legion comrade for over 30 years. For a number of years we worked together on Legion Colour Parties where Jim handled the taped music and bugling duties during Legion Tributes and Meetings. He was a totally dependable Legion volunteer.

  2. Carol Forbes

    My condolences to all the family.

    • Philip

      My thoughts and prayers are with Kit and Daryl.

  3. Darren Doherty

    Sorry for your loss I remember living in the 70’s in Summerside, PEI when as youngsters i was friends with James JR and Daryl when we slept in the pop up and James SR was always very nice . My sincere condolences to the family

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