February 10, 1952 ~ January 18, 2023
Our hearts are broken once again. Dad passed away on January 18, 2023 at the age of 70, at East Gate Lodge in Beausejour, with mom and us girls by his side. Dad was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer’s 6 years ago at the age of 64 and we have been grieving the loss of our dad ever since. Mom cared for Dad at home during the early months of his diagnosis and he has been in a care home for the last 5 years; Tyndall House in Selkirk, followed by East Gate Lodge in Beausejour.
We would like to thank the nurses and health cares aids who took care of dad over the last 5 years. You all have hearts of gold. A special thanks to the nurses and health care aids who cared for dad in his last days. You all were so kind, gentle and loving with dad and made sure he was comfortable. You answered all of our questions and concerns, put up with our music, laughter, tears and most of all, always made sure we were ok.
Dads love for life will be continued through his family; his wife of 47 years Jan, his daughters Tara (Lonnie) Liske, Kerri (Dave) Pleskach and Cristy Law (Jason), his grandchildren; Brek, Rorie, Addison and Jaeda and his sisters Judy (Leon) Cluff and Sandy (Murray) McDonald, as well as many extended family members and many, many, many friends.
Dad was born in Broadview, Saskatchewan on February 10, 1952, to Edith and Jack. He was the second oldest of his siblings; Judy, Sandy, and Jim. Dad spent the first 6 years of his life with his parents and sister at his Uncle Bob’s farm collecting eggs, pumping water, milking cows and being spoiled with culinary delights by his grandpa and nana. Dad always had room for dessert and he thought that an extra trip to the bathroom would allow him a little extra room for more ice cream. He spent his time riding around town on 4 mile road on his bicycle or fishing around Crooked Lake Sunset Beach. The family later moved to Winnipeg then to Brandon in his early teens.
Dad asked Mom, his high school sweetheart to marry him in the A&W drive thru in 1974, or so he told us girls. Mom says they were engaged on the North Hill. Although dad never did graduate high school as he was too busy playing cards in the common room, he did graduate from Red River with his Business Administrative diploma. Mom and Dad were married on October 4th, 1975. They lived in Brandon for a short period before Dad was transferred by MTS to Flin Flon, where they started their family. Tara was born in 1978, followed by Kerri in 1980. Dad was then transferred to Thompson, where Cristy was born and their family was complete, as Dad wanted to have all his kids before he turned 30. Dad was then transferred once again to Beausejour, where our family settled down and called it home ever since.
Dad worked for MTS for most of his working life, then took an early retirement at the age of 52. He then worked for the Post Office in Beausejour where he delivered rural mail, which allowed him to be on the golf course every afternoon…as a bad day on the golf course is better than any day at the office. Other jobs he had throughout the years, was a substitute school bus driver, installed satellite dishes, Dj’d and set up party tents; which always took longer to set up as Dad would somehow end of having drinks with the people who rented the tents.
Us girls were Dad’s pride and joy. He would boast about us to anyone who would listen. This lasted until the grandkids were born, then they became number 1 in Dad’s eyes. He would attend every hockey game and event he could to support them, and would drop anything to play with them or do anything the grandkids would ask of him.
Dad was actively involved with the community his entire life. From playing baseball, curling and bowling, to volunteering his time wherever he could. He was a long time member of the Beausejour Legion, where he had a stint of being President and called bingo when asked – even though he hated it (B4 and after, under the O clickity-click). He umped baseball and would ump our games as often as he could. Him and his friends organized 9 years of ‘Pig Fests’ that were so successful with attendance from the town of Beausejour, they could no longer organize. He was also on the committee that was responsible for bringing the Guy Lafleur Sportsman Dinner to Beausejour, as a fundraiser for the Beausejour arena.
Dad loved to travel. Mom and dad took their first trip together for their 25th wedding anniversary and they travelled every year after. His favorite trip was a Caribbean cruise; a trip he did not want to go on but loved it once he found out there were many bars and people to meet. They always came home with funny stories and many memories were made with their friends. Dads other love was golfing. Dad could always be found on the golf course with his buddies where the 19th hole always got him in trouble. His love of the golf course may have contributed towards his passion for the greenest, weedless grass on the block.
A celebration of Terry’s life will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at 2:00p.m. at Sobering Funeral Chapel, 1035 Park Avenue E., Beausejour, Manitoba. Interment will follow in the St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery in Beausejour, followed by a time of fellowship and lunch at the Beausejour Legion Hall.
If you plan to attend the celebration of life, please dress in casual clothing. Dad did not like dressing up, so this will be a casual affair (jeans, sweats or anything that you are comfortable in). He was also louder than life, so please wear a color (no black).
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Terry’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Society of Manitoba or go spend time with his daughters over a bottle of red wine.
Cheers dad. We hope you are on the golf course or on the 19th hole having a drink with your parents, grandpa Warnick, your brother Jim and Maggy by your side.
“In golf there are no strangers only friends you’ve never met”
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Dean and Donna Couvier
To the Law family,
Sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad and difficult time.
Dean and Donna Couvier, Stonewall
Karen & Art Berry
Our deepest condolences to Jan and family on the passing of Terry, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
My Condolences to Family & Friends.
Ken and Denyse Zirk
Kerry and Family
We are so sorry to hear your Dad has passed. It has been a sad but amazing 8 years. I know your Dad is proud of the way you have treated him through his disease and the way you have opened your heart to make hundreds of people aware of this devastating disease. Your efforts for the Alzheimer’s Society have been amazing and because of that, many people including me know a lot more about this terrible disease. I am grateful to all of you, sorry that Terry has left us, and so sorry for the pain all of you are going through, Take comfort from all the friends and relatives you have, and celebrate Terry’s life with pride.
Take care of each other during this difficult time.
My deepest condolences to Jan and the entire Law family. Cherish your memories as they will be with you forever. RIP Terry.
Kerri & Family
I am so sorry to hear of your dear Dads passing.my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
Jan, Tara, Kerri. Christie & families heart felt condolences to you all. Cherish the memories of your dear one . Blessings to all.
Lori Stelmaschuk (Beger)
Deepest Sympathies to the families of Terry . May he rest in peace.
Sorry for your loss!
To Jan and family my thoughts are with you at this difficult time .may God’s peace and comfort be with all of you.
Jim and Julie Hughes
Jan our deepest sympathy on the passing of Terry. He was one of a kind and is now at peace. Remember all the good times and know he is free of all the suffering.
My condolences for your loss.
Jan and family; My thoughts are with you at this time. Remember the good times, and we had lots of them. Your friend Gerry Graves.
Helen & Rick
Jan & Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Hugs to you all, Helen & Rick
Lorne & Melvene Hachkowski
So sad Jan and family. Remember the good times and the love you had. Our thought and prayers are with you.
Jan & family,
Sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you. Jan, I want to thank you for your support , telephone calls & wisdom you passed onto me when Wally was first diagnosed, it was so beneficial.
Jan and family I am so sorry for your loss.
Heartfelt sympathies, Jan, and your family, on Terry’s passing. You have all had a long difficult road to travel. Rest In Peace, Terry
My condolences to the Law family, so many great memories with Terry. He was a great friend and will be missed.
Tiffany Vande Graaf
To all of Terry’s girls,
I was not fortunate to meet Terry, but have always loved hearing the stories of the man that raised 3 beautiful, intelligent and strong woman. I’m sure your dad was so proud of all of you and your mom was sure a lucky woman to have been married to a wonderful man, father and grandfather. Gone from sight, but never from your memory. Hugs to you all during this difficult time.
Chris and Barb Kiazyk
Our heartfelt condolences to you Jan, Tara, Kerri, Christy and families on the passing of your beloved Terry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your many good memories of Terry bring you comfort.
So sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. My condolences to the family. Gone but not forgotten. ❤️
Lance & Cindy
Our condolences to Jan, the girls and their families. We will always have fond memories of being with Terry over the years. When I see a photo of Terry I hear his voice in conversations we had in the past. Cherish all the wonderful memories of life you shared together.
Chris and Ardith Tomasson
Jan and family
We are so sorry to hear about Terry.
We have so many good memories of all the fun we had with the PaPa’s
Baseball team, curling, legion etc.
Keep your memories close.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Jan and your family. I certainly understand firsthand , what you have had to deal with, and now that Terry is at peace, you will have many beautiful memories to cherish forever. God be with you all.
Grant and Judy Plohman
Jan , so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
Patty and Bob Bloxom
Our sincere condolences on the passing of your dad and husband. We have fond memories of Terry from when they lived in Flin Flon. Jan and I were employed at CIBC where we became great friends. Lots of partying, going to our cabin, skidooing, hockey. etc. We also stayed with them when Bob was between jobs and had bought a house, but we weren’t able to move yet. You are correct; Terry was larger than life! Jan and Terry offered to look after our dog for six months while we travelled Europe. Talk about wonderful friends! We gave them a chime clock for their efforts, and I guess it took quite a while to get used to that hourly chime!! Many years later Terry was up here working with a friend, and Bob took them fishing. They went home with smiles and their limits of fish. We were then invited to Country Fest and had a fantastic time. All their group had campers and fifth wheels and Bob and I had a pup tent. That is our last memory of your family. We were adopted by all at CFest. Jan we have only missed one year since! We went to Beausejour once and have met all three of your girls when you were much much younger. Take care of each other. Terry left your family with rich memories❤️
I am truly saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. My condolences to you, Jan, and your beautiful family.
Deepest condolences Jan and family. As a past neighbour to Jan and Terry I have many wonderful memories. Terry would see me struggle keeping up with snow removal some winters and was so thoughtful to come over and lend a hand. Thanks for your kindness and friendship. Hugs Jan.
Gary and Shaunda Plohman
So sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I will always remember Terry’s quick wit and humour especially as he called our slow pitch games as an umpire. Will miss seeing you around town Terry.
Our sincere condolences to Jan and family.
Rhonda & Carl Leochko
So very sorry on the loss of your husband/dad
Otto & Lorraine Best
Our thoughts and prayets are with you at this very sad time. Many blessings to Jan and the whole family as they move forward on in this journey. Thank you for speaking out for the Alzheimer’s Society and educating many folks about it.
Audrey and Les Kaluzny
Our Deepest Sympathy Jan,Tara,Kerri,Cristy and family. May Terry Rest in Peace. Sending Hugs.
Sincere Condolences to the Law family. Terry always filled a space with laughter and stories. Always helped out where needed. So many lovely memories. May you find peace and solace in each other and your many memories
John and Kim Naaykens
Our condolences Jan and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sorry for your loss Jan, I admire how caring and devoted you were, may Terry rest in peace
Sincere condolences , Jan and family, on the passing of Terry. May he Rest in Peace!
Mr. Gregory Kendell Puhacz
I’m sorry to hear on the passing of Terry. I am proud to say Terry a really good friend . Terry really knew the meeting of hospitality . Terry would greet vistors and strangers and they feel like a friend . My thoughts and prayers are with you and family.
Glen and Brenda
Well where does one start. I have missed my bud, friend for 7 long years
Ohh the fun we had TLaw. If walls could talk.
We will catch up one day playing that stupid game we luv, chasing that little white ball down the fairway.
I’ll never forget the last couple of times just you and I were at Beausejour when this all started. We did have a few long hugs on the cart.
Have missed you my friend, umping, golfing, and that latest sport we loved pickle ball, could you hit it harder Mr Law lol.
Jan and the kids. Take care and deepest sympathy from Bren and I.
Glen and Bren
My deepest condolences and prayers for the entire family.
So many fond memories, I’ll never forget. That hearty laugh tho…..rest easy friend.
So sorry Jan and family for your loss.
Leanne & Roger Bates
Terry was such a fun loving guy! Roger and I enjoyed working with him at the Post Office. And of course his snow golf was something special. He always made any event more memorable with his music and laughter. Our condolences to Jan and her family. He will be missed xo
Deepest sympathy at this difficult time .May your good memories bring you comfort
Welcome to the World of Widows, Jan!
Just got to know your Husband briefly because of School Bus Driving.
Sincere Sympathy to All Your Lovely Family. Take Care!
Arlene & Bob Egerton
Sending our condolences to Terry’s family. It was always a joy knowing Terry at various MTs events in our Brandon and Selkirk days especially the golfing events.
My deepest sympathy to the family. Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Jan, my husband played pickelball with Terry. I did not know him, but discovered after reading obituary something we had in common. My family also came from Broadview Sask. They moved from Broadview in 1953, but my grandparents lived there for another ten years. We also spent out summers at Sunset Beach, Crooked Lake. Such a small world. My Mom was a nurse at hospital in 1952, and could have assisted in delivery. My maiden name is Hicke. Just thought I would let you know. My sincere condolences to your family.
Jan and family
My condolences on the loss of your beloved Terry. He was a wonderful friend. We met at the Beausejour Legion when my husband Ron and Terry were on the executive. I was also born in Broadview. Maiden name Morrice. When Ron and I decided to marry Terry volunteered to do our wedding invitations and to be our D J. He was very multi talented!
My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this most difficult time. Keep your precious memories close. They will comfort you as you grieve your loss.
Condolences to Tara and family. Worked with Tara on Pth 44 construction project years ago. May your memories be a blessing.
Paynter and Donalu Graham
Just learned of Terry’s passing. I know, in a way, it is a blessing to stop the suffering, but still so sad!
Terry, Jan and family moved to Beausejour in 1983, moving as my neighbour on Belle Place. I think it would be safe to say, that with similar interests, we soon became best friends – and spent hours together, be it on the golf course, our favorite watering hole, or just visiting back and forth. What wonderful neighbours!
Lots of fun times! I could almost write a book on the memories I had with Terry and family! Need a hand at anything, Terry was always there, so handy and willing to help and donate his times. My family was so fortunate to know the Law family!!! Terry was the type of guy that would truly give you the shirt off his back, no questions asked.
Jan, Tara, Kerri and Christie – my thoughts and prayers are with you as you move on in life. Cherish the memories – you were very lucky to have Terry as a husband, father and best friend – and he was lucky to have you! You were a great five-some!
“Will remember you forever Terry – rest in peace, my friend!”