Terence (Terry) Charles Day passed away suddenly with his family by his side at Health Sciences in Winnipeg, on Saturday, November 10, 2012 at the age of 70.
He was born in Dauphin on May 13, 1942 to Lloyd and Myrtle Day. Terry attendedGoodlandSchoolin Glenella later moving to Dauphin in 1958. On April 1, 1961, he married the love of his life, Cathy Birss. After retiring from the Department of Highways he took on maintenance work with Manitoba Housing and driving for Pratt’s Wholesale.
Terry was known for his “big” heart, always lending a helping hand. His outgoing personality and warm smile made him easy to approach. His interests included being involved with the Dauphin Fire Department, a Legion member, Highland Band, curling, baseball and snowshoeing. His love of hockey found him watching his grandsons play through the years and was supporter of the Dauphin Kings.
His patience, commitment and unconditional love taught his children to know how precious living each day to the most was.
Terry is survived by wife Cathy, son Bob (Patti), daughters Shelley Patterson, Teresa Rausch (Dean); grandchildren – Chris, Amanda, Nathan, Jarrett, Ryan, Trista, Matthew, Kayla, Cody, Sheryl-lee, Justin, Teren, Matt, Lanie, Orrie, great Grandchildren-Cavan, Kayson, Kenton, Cyra, Amaya; brother Rick (Linda); brother-in-law Dave (Enid); sister-in-law (Lorna).
He is predeceased by grandson Greg, and parents Lloyd and Myrtle.
Funeral service was held Friday, November 16th, 2012 at the Dauphin First United Church officiated by Reverend Larry McPhail, Eulogy by Richard Beyette. A private family viewing was held at Sneath-Strilchuk Funeral Services, and interment will follow in the spring of 2013.