It is with broken hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Terry on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, with his loving wife Donna by his side.
Terry was born on December 28, 1941 in Montreal where he spent his childhood and formative years. He was a proud alumnus of Loyola College, and a graduate of the University of Ottawa Medical School class of 1967.
Terry is predeceased by his parents Robert Cecil and Ida Lyle. He was the cherished husband of Donna, and dear father to four daughters: Kelly (Andras Mozes), Tracy, Colleen (Joey Grimm) and Heather (Drew Hayward). He was the much-loved step-father to Shannon McInnis (Sean McIlveen) and Ashley McInnis (Jennifer).
He will be profoundly missed by his grandchildren: Brennan, Terryn, Quinn, Jake, Ben, Patrick, Keira, Jaena, Shaylyn, Madison, Zoe, Ceili, Sam and Jayden, and by his father-in-law Joseph Quinn. He will also be remembered by the mother of his children, Louise.
Terry was a well-respected radiologist in Ottawa for many years. We will all remember him for his intellect and wit, joie de vivre, sense of humour and contagious laugh. He had a large personality and made friends wherever he went.
He fought cancer with courage and positivity for over 5 years. The family would like to thank Dr. Garth Nicolas, Dr. Cristina Cripps, Dr. Joanna Gotfrit, Dr. Erin Kelly and Dr. Graham Cook for the special care they provided throughout his journey. Terry's family would also like to thank the Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice staff and palliative care physicians, Dr. Tara Jennings and Dr. Lisa Cross, for their exceptional compassion and care during his final days.
Following the private family graveside service on Friday, October 8, 2021 at 2:00 pm, Terry’s family would like invite his extended family and friends to join them at Capital Funeral Home and Cemetery, 3700 Prince of Wales Drive – on the outdoor Terrace of the Funeral Home, for a time of refreshments and light fare from 2:30 – 4:30 pm, with Words of Remembrance and Tributes being shared at 3:00 pm. To register to attend ClickHERE.
Guests are reminded to respect social distancing, to wear face coverings (unless seated to receive food or beverage service) and to refrain from usual expressions of sympathy such as shaking hands and hugging, and to wear weather appropriate attire. As expressions of sympathy and in memory of Terry, please consider a donation to Hospice Care Ottawa Ruddy-Shenkman Hospice or the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation.
Condolences from family and friends
Posted by Linda Brown | 12-Sep-2023
Goodbye to my childhood friend and Glenmount neighbour. Sad to learn of your passing. I was looking at a photo of you with our FB friend David MacLean and Claude Rheault. I am still in contact with both.
I am so sorry that we all could not have met up , just one more time.
Goodbye , my friend. Xo
Im beyond sad to hear that our best neighbour Terry has passed away. So many memories with both of Terry and Donna.
Evenings spent having dinner swimming and laughs never end. He was always the one to crack the first joke.. Knowing Terry & Donna for 23 years had definitely made my life so much better. Terry you will always be in my heart and so missed.