Terrence Patrick Morris

If you are reading this – in the words of a dear friend – “I am GONZO! Love you Wayno.”

Looking back on my life I never thought I would die, but somewhere in the back of my mind, I always knew the possibility was there.

I was born in Thunder Bay, Ontario and I was predeceased by my lovely daughter, Melodie, by my mother Sarah, my parents-in-law Fred and Connie and I assume, by my father who was born in London England.

I am survived by my beautiful, loving, tender spirited wife Glynis. Sweetheart, all these years you were always there for me, and I love you very much. I am also survived by my wonderful children Terry (Betty), Flynne, Michelle, John (Jessica) and Joey (Deb). Also, my grandchildren Kyle, Eric and Julia, Callie and Keenan, Zoe and Deven and Molly, Julianne and Anders. I regret that I didn’t have the opportunity to cultivate stronger relationships with Joey’s sons Chris and Kelly.

I am survived by my sister Ellen (George) and my sister-in-law, Diane, and many nieces and nephews. I bid a fond farewell to my good friends and golfing buddies Ron Osesky, Ray St. Germaine, Owen Clark, Walle Larsson, Kirk Stanley and Frank Weiner.

My childhood years I spent as a ward of the Jewish Orphanage and Knowles School for Boys. The Superintendent of Knowles, Jack Hawkins, was a man who had a unique understanding of children, and he was like a father to me, and the 90 other residents and I loved him.

After I left the orphanage, I was employed in a variety of jobs – a choker in the logging camps of B.C., a roughneck in the oil wells in Alberta. A bit of a rounder, a boxer, and a performer.

At the age of twenty-seven I started T. Morris Booking Agency. I was a co-founder and administrator of The Royal Dance Conservatory. I also co-founded Bravo Concert Productions with my dear friend Wayne Hlady. I spent 60 years in the entertainment industry and had the opportunity to work with an impressive number of gifted performers who poured their passion into their music. These talented people are largely responsible for any measure of the success that I may have achieved along the way.

I was a Charter Member of Variety Club in Manitoba Tent 58. I also had the privilege of serving as Vice President on the Board of Directors of Big Brothers of Manitoba. Goodbye to my little brother Gilbert.

I am on a journey to rejoin my sweet daughter Melodie, and my close friends Pat Riordan, Marty Corne, Roy Petty, Jim Jamieson Sr., Tom Schultz, Bill McGillivray, Mike Pestrak and the many good friends that have passed before me.

Finally, in closing, I once read a quote by a 95-year-old woman who listed the 40 ways she had achieved happiness. One resonated with me. “FORGIVE EVERYONE EVERYTHING.”

It’s something unpredictable, but in the end it’s right.

I hope you had the time of your life (Time of Your Life by Green Day).

Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Friends and family are invited to share memories and condolences on Terry’s memorial page by using the comment field below.

36 thoughts on “Terrence Patrick Morris

  1. David Patrick Leahey

    RIP may your travel continue

  2. Stephen THullner

    We were very sorry to learn of Terry’s passing. We will miss him very much. We will miss his sense of humor and his kindness.
    Our deepest sympathy goes to Glynis and family.
    Love Pat & Steve:

  3. Maida

    My deepest sympathies to Kathleen, her children, and family members on the passing of her father and grandfather. I never met him but he sounded like a wonderful human being who lived a long and full life.

    • Flynne Kathleen Morris

      Thank you, Maida. ❤️

  4. Owen Clark

    Much sadness, sorry you’ve left us Terry. From our early friendship with Roy Petty & the start of your booking agency to our golfing dates in our later years. RIP my friend, I will miss you.

  5. Claude (Koko) Hébert

    I remember walking into his office at 16 years old with a Framus 12-string guitar and a heaping amount of hopes and dreams. That day Terry became my first and favourite agent. I’ll miss knowing you’re out there Terry…

  6. Kenny Dusang

    I knew Terry from Winnipeg since a young age. He was a wonderful friend and we kept in touch via Facebook.
    He stopped writing and I never knew what happened to him until now.
    I am greatly saddened and send sincere condolences to all his dear family.
    “Rest In Peace, my dear friend. You are certainly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing you”. 🙏🙏

  7. Brian Paul

    Terry was my booking agent way back in my early 20s. He was always fair and tried to help and support local musicians. I’m honoured to have known him! Godspeed Terry!

  8. Tim walsh

    He was a mentor a brother and a great friend! I will miss him.

  9. Craig Wallace

    he best in the business. I met Terry back in 1980. We needed an agent for my band, The Images. He came to my basement on Rupertsland, listened to a couple of songs we did, and then said, “can you guys play Saturday? Pat Riordan wants a day off from playing at the Viscount Gort.” We were ecstatic! We signed our contract with Terry the next day. And when I joined Free Ride, well of course there was Terry. He and Wayne, partnered to for Bravo Entertainment and the rest is history. Last time I saw Terry was at our 40th Anniversary show at Club Regent Event Center in Jan 2020 just before Covid shut down the world. Was an honour to point him out in the crowd to everyone to take a bow. The industry has lost a legend, and the musical family has lost a very good man. Rest in peace my friend. Godspeed. Condolences to all his family and to all that knew him.

  10. Sherry Kulbaba-Hoskin

    Terry you touched my heart in many different ways. I am honoured to have worked for you (Morris Entertainment) and to call you my friend. I’ll never forget the beautiful gesture you made after I had to put my little dog Scooter down. You left a card on my desk, and inside it said “ thank you for loving me, taking care of me, playing with me, scratching my belly and taking me for walks, I couldn’t have asked for a better mom.” Love Scooter. That is just one small, tiny example of what a kind, caring, compassionate man you were. RIP sweet soul. You will be greatly missed.

  11. Terry Morris Jr.

    Dad I’m so grateful to have been able to spend a lot of time with you in the last year’s of your life, and what a life it was.
    Words cannot express how much we are all going to miss you…..
    I love you dad,
    Forever in our hearts,
    Terry, Betty and Family

  12. Tyzen (Mark) Paley

    Terry, you booked/managed my dad Ron Paley’s band (The Eternals) for many many years. When I was 13 years old, you introduced me to Dean Gunnarson the Escape Artist. Years following that I became a professional magician / hypnotist and just like my father, Morris Entertainment booked my performances for a good part of my early career. Since, my act has sailed the seas on RCCL cruise lines, entertained thousands at County / State Fairs across the USA / Canada and even headlined at Harrahs Casino. Thank you Terry for believing in me and giving me the platform to hone my talents. My visits to the office to sign contracts were always filled with your warms smiles and interesting stories. You will be missed by so many.

  13. Serena Bjornson

    I hadn’t had a boss like Terry, before I had worked for him. He was maddening to work for, yet so much fun. He would always find the most unique birthday gifts for me, and to this day, I still have, after 20+ years of not working at the agency. He always had a soft spot for everyone, yet, encouraged those same people to work harder to get what they deserve and want in life.

    A couple nicknames he always had for me were “kiddo” “youngaddin” and always said “Be good or good at it” and “just keep on, keepin’ on”.

    Well Terry, you were good, and good at it, and you’re going to keep on keepin’ on up there with the rest of the good guys. Rest easy, till we meet again!

  14. Kristinn walsh

    Am amazing man, a great friend. He was who got tim and me into the music business and managed and mentored us. Thank you Terry, you will be greatly missed

  15. Sean Watson

    My deepest condolences 🙏❤️
    Terry was such an incredible man, he started me out in the entertainment business and taught me to always do my push-ups and keep golfing on my down time. Thank you for everything you have done for me and my career my friend! You always told me life is not a dress rehearsal. Miss you ❤️

  16. John & Charlotte Rendall

    We were introduced to Terry and Glynis in 1980s by mutual friends, Pat & Steve Thullner. Terry was in the twilight years of his very successful career as an entertainment agent. Our early conversations centered around Winnipeg in the 1950s…”do you remember Club Morocco(Del Wagner)..Rancho Don Carlos…Highwayman..and so on”. Of course Terry remembered them all and had personal stories connected to many. We so enjoyed Terry and Glynis! Terry was always friendly, enjoyable with a quick wit tied to his humorous side. For one who would have dealt with large egos he had none & was respectful of all. Glad we were able to share some of Terry’s favorites….. golf at Sandy Hook, dinner at Jane & Walters and viewing a Lennox Lewis boxing match on tv at casino. We will miss Terry and he is one we will never forget. With sympathy and love to Glynis and all of Terry’s family and friends!

  17. Carol Baird

    My sincere condolences to Glynis’ family and Terry’s family. Terry was truly a gentle man with a quick wit. His hugs were the best ever! He will be missed by so many. What a wonderful obit Terry wrote! Heaven has gained another angel!

    Carol Baird

  18. Carol Baird

    My sincere condolences to Glynis’ family and Terry’s family. Terry was truly a gentle man with a quick wit. His hugs were the best ever! He will be missed by so many. What a wonderful obit Terry wrote! Heaven has gained another angel!

  19. Terry O'Reilly

    Terry was in my life for many years. First as an agent, then as my boss at Morris Theatrical Agency and as a dear friend after I left his employ – with his encouragement and support. He was a big guy with an even bigger heart and he has left this world a better place. Thank you for your friendship, encouragement, support and help through the years. I shall miss you and wish you peace and eternal rest. Until we meet again….God bless

  20. Doreen Schafer

    I first “met” Terry in my Grandma Morris’s very old photo album. There was a photo of a couple with a little dark haired son. My “auntie” May told me it was Jack Morris, his wife and son Terry. Jack was my mother’s (Dolly Morris)and May’s first cousin.
    She said that Terry was in the entertainment business in Winnipeg.
    I found Terry’s email and sent the photo, asking is this you? Turned out it was! I visited him at his office and met several more times over the following years. I also had dinner with his sister Ellen and her husband.
    I tried to find out through Ancestry and government sources what became of Jack but had no luck.
    When May was in Deer Lodge he and Glynis came to visit her and Terry attended her graveside service.
    I enjoyed meeting Terry and filling in some gaps in our family tree. He was always friendly and cheerful. He will be greatly missed by family and friends. My condolences to Glynis and all in his family.
    Doreen Schafer

  21. Terry R. Stiles

    Terry booked our band, “WhiskeyJack” (Kenora, Ontario) in the late 70’s and early 80’s. Members were David Allan Thompson (deceased), Jim Reeves, Tom Cunningham and myself, Terry Stiles. We thought highly of Terry always and were never disappointed or unhappy working with him. So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Condolences to family & friends.

  22. Don Bouchat

    I am deeply saddened by this news. Terry was a good friend to me through thick & thin for over 50 years. A little bit of me has gone with him. My heart goes out to Glynis and the whole family. Rest in Peace, my friend. I’ll see you on the other side.

  23. Sherril

    Glynis I am so sorry for your loss! Terry was a fun, kind person and always made me laugh but best of all, he made you happy! You were the best caregiver and I know Terry appreciated all that you did for him. He was needed elsewhere to make more music. My sincere condolences to you and your family!

  24. Cal Popoff

    In the music industry there are many people that come & go. Every once in a while one will connect in a way that you carry with you till it’s your time to move on. Terry was that kind of man. He was honest, kind, respectful, and had a sense of humour, grace & class. As you graduate from this life and move forward into the next I wish you peace & love. Thank you for everything you did and advice handed down.

  25. Darryl Abello

    Terry was a father to me and in my heart, he was a great man and always steered me right. I will miss him so much and I am blessed and honored to have had him in my life. I know he will be watching over all his friends and family. I will think of him every day. I will miss you TM, I’ll see you on the other side.

    • alec friesen

      Hi Darryl,
      These are lovely sentiments.Very touching.We hope you are prospering and healthy!
      Alec and Christy

  26. alec friesen

    Terry was a gentle yet powerful Soul.He had so many people to take care of as Triple AAA Agent.Thank you Terry!!! Deepest condolences to Glynis and all of the Morris family.
    Miss you!
    Christy Neveu and Alec Friesen

  27. Michelle Bernuy

    Terry, you were my second dad. You gave me unconditional love as if I was your own. You taught me valuable lessons on integrity and character simply by knowing you. I have so many memories that i will cherish forever. I miss having you in my life. I love you more than words, hence all the father’s day cards that made you cry. I meant every word.

  28. Jacqueline MacDonald

    I am saddened to hear this news. Terry you were a remarkable man. You were so kind and supportive of everyone. Glynis, my heart breaks for you.
    Love JJ

  29. Allen Duma

    Terry, thank you for all the good times I have enjoyed with music since you paired me up with Roy that day in your office 52 years ago and all the bands and gigs that followed as well. You were always a good friend and business partner.

  30. Debbie Vienneau Shmanka

    Sincere condolences 🙏 to Glynis and Terry’s families. Terry was a wonderful man and I have many memories working with him and the Morris Agency group. Terry you were a good friend and a very fair and honest man. You will be missed by many people.
    Keep things rocking in heaven my friend.
    Debbie k. Debbie

  31. Sandy Stewart

    To dear sweet Terry. You brought so much laughter, kindness and comfort to all who knew you. I’m not sure who would out do who with the jokes and humour between Jim and yourself but those memories of us together, the many laughs at our breakfasts, lunches and one very eventful Supper at your place which topped it all that I’m sure Glynis, Jim and myself without a doubt will cherish forever.
    I will miss you my friend.
    Much love, hugs and condolences to my dear friend Glynis and family.
    Sandy S. Xox

  32. Sybil Bagshaw

    Terence Morris

    Dearest Terry… you will always be remembered by me as wonderful, loving, kind and thoughtful person. You were loved so much by all your family and friends.
    You made Glynis, my very dear and special friend so happy as her partner in life
    Rest in piece dear Terry.

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