OBITUARY

Terras (Terry) Gordon McHardy

April 9, 1944November 29, 2017

It is with great sadness that we announce Terry’s passing at 73 years of age. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Alice May McHardy, and his father, John Terras McHardy. He is survived by his loving wife, Callie; brother, Bob (Margaret); daughter, Heather (Michael); son, Alex and grandchildren Maddison and Morgan. As a young man, Terry was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders Pipe Band. An extremely accomplished piper, while the band was on tour in the U.K., Terry was chosen to play a solo for H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth.

He originally joined his father in running the Scottish Shop in Vancouver, then took over the shop for several years after his father retired. He then changed course and, like his father before him, joined the Vancouver Police Department, where he served as a police officer for 26 years before retiring in 2000.

Terry lived in the Lower Mainland for most of his life, then he and Callie moved to the Okanagan for a number of years after his retirement before moving back and settling in Abbotsford. .

From an early age, Terry was an avid drag racer and continued racing into his 70's. He combined his love of racing with his policing career in a community relations capacity by bringing his dragster to numerous community events as a policing participant.

Terry was also an avid racquetball player. He had a gregarious and engaging personality, a great sense of humour accompanied by a ready smile, and he was an excellent raconteur.

Terry and Callie took great enjoyment in entertaining friends and family at their home, with their dogs at hand, and where he enjoyed a good cigar and a dram of whisky. He will be sorely missed by all, including his police, drag-racing and racquetball buddies.

There will be no service.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, April 14, 2018, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, at Quality Inn Conference Centre, 36035 North Parallel Road, 2nd Floor, Abbotsford, BC. Tributes begin at 1:30 pm. Snacks, tea & coffee and No Host (cash) bar.

Please email or phone Callie (Terry's wife) if you will be attending in order for her to plan for food and beverages. Callie McHardy at: catmchardy@shaw.ca

Services

  • Celebration of Life Saturday, April 14, 2018
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David Krenz

April 17, 2018

Terry was a great police officer, field trainer and all around good person. It was a pleasure to work with him and learn from him. Policing was his true calling and I was honored to be a part of it. He was a great example for all new police officers to follow. Rest in peace Terry!

Callie McHardy

February 8, 2018

Callie McHardy

February 8, 2018

Robert Forbes

January 10, 2018

I just, recently, learned of Terry's passing. We first met at Edith Cavell Elementary in grade one. From there we attended King Edward High School until graduation. Through the years we attended social functions, camping trips, and hung around with the same crowd. Terry was always kind, generous and fun to be around. Although we went our separate ways, after graduation, we were able to get caught up at High School reunions. Terry will be sadly missed. What a great loss to the Highland community.
Robert Forbes
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Jalisco, Mexico

T M Moore

January 5, 2018

I asked Terry if he would say a few words at his friend Bill Phillips induction to the Motorsports Pioneer society. ( Terry already was a a member). So he drove from Penticton to Vancouver made a hilarious speech turned around and drove back to Penticton. His perpetual smile was always happiest behind the wheel. Terry will not RIP and there will be no peace for his pals. He will be entertaining , telling stories smiling, talking fast and hoisting a few while MAZ and Phillips sit back thinking , "what happened to the quiet! " Thanks for the memories Ter and for always being a stand up guy.

Bonnie McClure

January 1, 2018

Terry was special - always kind, always light-hearted and funny. I can't think of anyone who didn't like Terry. We will miss him and his smile and his stories. He was a wonderful brother-in-law. Condolences to Callie, Heather and Alex. Bonnie, Danny and Matthew McClure

December 31, 2017

Terry was a true gentleman. He did so much for everyone, helped others with no hesitation, spent his whole life in law enforcement, keeping everyone safe. The world needs more people like him and he is sorely missed. Condolences to Callie, Alex, Heather and all his friends.
Sarjit and Ajit

Bonnie Thompson

December 31, 2017

I will miss that smile and great big hug every time we met. One of the nicest people I ever knew and he will live on in my heart and my memory. Loved our times drag racing and our visits to you and Callie. I'm sure you're on the track in heaven.

December 30, 2017

Terry and I were classmates at King Edward High School- I remember him as a happy guy with a perpetual smile on his face- My condolences to his family-

Paulette Anaka

Carol Reid Duggan

December 30, 2017

RIP Terry, so many great memories of our days at King Edward High School and subsequent school reunions.