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Terry Gregory

May 1, 2014

On May 31, 2014, at Browns Bay Clubhouse at 2:00pm, please join our family as we celebrate the life of Terry Gregory. Born in Liverpool, England on January 31, 1935, Terry passed away with his family at his side on November 27, 2013. Terry was the 2nd youngest member in a family of 6. Terry left for sea at the age of 15, and was in the merchant navy until he met his wife Hazel in Cardiff Wales. Terry gave up the sea for his new bride, and they set upon the British Army life. With postings in Africa, Cyprus, Germany, and England, Terry and his growing young family saw a great portion of the world. In I965, wanting a more stable life for his family, they immigrated to Canada. After arriving in Montreal, the family drove across Canada where they came to reside in Kamloops, B.C. From starting with the Singer Sewing Machine Company as a repo man and selling sewing machines door to door, to running the corporate store, Terry always worked hard to support his family. After only 6 years in Canada, a new opportunity presented itself, and Terry moved his family to Cranbrook. There he opened up his own Singer Sewing Machine franchise, before owning stores in North Vancouver, Delta and Sechelt.

Terry’s beloved wife Hazel of over 47 years passed away in 2002. Terry was lucky to find love again when he met Danielle. In 2005, they moved to Vancouver Island together where they lived in Browns Bay. The last years of his life were filled with spending time with their animals, enjoying nature, reading history books, and most importantly, catching lots of fish on the Last Hurrah. Terry was a fiercely strong, brave, and intelligent man who lived by his convictions. He was a tremendous influence to all who knew him, and a hero to our family. He was a caring brother, loving husband, a dedicated father, an adoring Poppa, and a loyal friend. Terry leaves behind his cherished partner Danielle, his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren for whom he worshipped and spent a great deal of time with. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.