FEBRUARY 8, 1960 – AUGUST 5, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved brother, uncle and friend, Terry.
Terry is survived by his brothers and sister – Brian, Bob (Teresa), David (Kim), Michael (Jody) and Colleen (Tim) Cornborough, as well as many nieces and nephews. Terry was predeceased by his father, Mike and his mother, Ileen.
Born in Winnipeg on February 8, 1960, Terry was the first of 6 children with 4 brothers and a sister to follow. He grew up and went to school in East Kildonan and then made his career at the CN Shops in Transcona until retirement at the age of 55.
Terry loved the rural life and moved first to the Anola, MB area in the mid-1990’s, then built a beautiful home on 80 acres in Vivian, MB. He eventually settled in Beausejour, where he lived for the past several years until his passing. He had a great appreciation of nature and animals and had a special love for two dogs he had raised, Misha and Nero.
Many did not realize that Terry was a very talented artist in drawing, and he appreciated art in many forms. He also loved trucks and cars, taking pride in caring for his vehicles. A couple of his more memorable vehicles from his younger years were his Little Red Express Truck and his Mercury Capri. He was an avid sports fan and respected the abilities of those who excelled at their sport. Watching the news was a priority and Terry was always up on current world events. He enjoyed a good political debate, whether it was Canadian or US politics.
Never afraid of hard work, Terry led others by his example. In his teenage years, he helped out at his Uncle Paul and Auntie Diane’s farm in the summer. He always took pride in his homes and worked hard to maintain them. In Beausejour, he was always helping someone, whether he knew them very well or not. Generosity, compassion, and empathy were part of Terry’s DNA. He always shared whatever he had. He always looked out for others, starting when he was a child. Terry despised bullying and was not one to sit by and let it happen. He truly stood up for those who couldn’t stand up for themselves.
Terry had a great sense of humour and had a very quick wit, which will be sorely missed by his family and friends alike. He was an excellent friend and brother, with a heart full of compassion for others. Those who were lucky enough to experience Terry’s love and support will forever value having been in his circle.
The loss of our big brother and uncle has left a tremendous void in our lives that cannot be filled by any other person. We all looked up to Terry, being the oldest, and that respect for Terry never has, and never will leave us.
As per Terry’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A private celebration of Terry’s life will happen at a later date.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of the Beausejour District Hospital for their compassionate care.
In the spirit of Terry’s compassion for others, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Terry’s memory to the Beausejour and Area Food Bank through canadahelps.org (https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/beausejour-and-area-food-bank-incorporated/)
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Arrangements entrusted to Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services