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Thompson Funeral Home

530 Industrial Parkway South, Aurora, ON

OBITUARY

Terrence "Terry" George Anquetil

September 22, 1938June 18, 2020

His quiet strength, generosity and sense of humour will endure in us as we mourn the loss of Dad, Grampa, Terr. Terry passed away Thursday, June 18th surrounded by his immediate family, at Southlake Regional Health Centre. He was the adoring husband to Patricia (nee Sullivan), super-Dad to Suzanne, Corey, daughter-in-law Jennifer, and a doting grandfather to his two cherished granddaughters Noelle and Simone.

Terry was a devoted member of the community serving as a firefighter his entire 37-year career retiring as Platoon Chief of the North York/Toronto Fire Department and proud member of the NYRFFA. Known for being a savvy bid-euchre partner, he enjoyed golfing with friends at a leisurely pace, and as an avid all-sports fan he was famous for convening the family NFL pool. For years he was the President of the Aurora Community Tennis Club, captained a very successful regional tennis team that his daughter played on and always attended his son’s tennis and hockey events near and far. He had a legendary dry sense of humour, velvety voice and loved close family gatherings. He was always at his best holding court at the head of the table relishing and listening to everyone’s stories first before offering his own epic tales. We will continue to speak of him (reference his many catchphrases) and remember the so many countless ‘happy days’, including sunsets at Bruce Beach, and home life in Willowdale and Aurora.

If you are so moved, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The Children’s Foundation to honour Terry and his commitment to community and children.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.ThompsonFH-Aurora.com for the Anquetil family.

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George and Jan Jones

June 30, 2020

We will all miss Terry but remember all the good times we had together.

Darryl Stenabaugh

June 27, 2020

I have so many happy memories of my time shared with your amazing family. I am so grateful for the kindness and warmth you have always shown me. I'm picturing Terry dealing out the double deck for bid euchre, making sure the cards slide on the table just right; the Leaf game on in the background, his knowing grin as Corey and Strings tried as hard as we could to outsmart the P & T veteran savvy... these moments are so precious to me, they make me so happy. From the bottom of my heart, thank you to Terry, to Pat, to Suzanne and of course to my brother Corey for making me feel so welcome in your wonderful home.

Love Darryl

John Nichol

June 27, 2020

12 years ago we met Terry and Pat when Corey and Jennifer became a couple. As our families shared occasions together, including staying with us at our northern home, we really enjoyed those chances to visit together.

Terry was lots of fun and we enjoyed how much he liked Welsh Cakes at Christmas time. We were happy to share the recipe with him although we’re not sure he ever got around to making them!

As “Larry the Social Convenor”, Terry looked after the family NFL pool, keeping score and chasing down any players whose picks were late. For the years that I participated, Terry never seemed to score too high....I think he preferred to let someone else win!

We will miss his warmth and good humour.

John & Pat

Agnes Sullivan

June 27, 2020

Terry was a very special member of the family to me. Before Mike and I were married Pat and Terry welcomed me into the family.Terry would use his dry sense of humour to make me feel more at ease.
Lots of good times were had at numerous parties and get togethers.
I will always remember the support given by both Pat and Terry after Mike’s death and the continuing messages of support.
My love and prayers go out to Patsy and family today and always.
We are here to help you in any way we can.

David Dobson

June 27, 2020

Very sorry to hear of Terry's passing, My sincere condolences to the Anquetil family.
I have known Terry since the very early 50's in Willowdale and as what often happens the old gang move on with their lives. I was always glad to see Terry at various functions.
Dave Dobson

Allyson Sullivan

June 26, 2020

Uncle Terry was one of the funniest men in any room. We were lucky enough to spend a good amount of quality time with him and my Aunt Patsy up in Aurora. I have vivid memories of being in their house, playing tennis and of course giggling when he would do his Daffy Duck impression for us. And to say he had a dry sense of humour is putting it mildly. He made everyone smile.

I can honestly say we were all lucky to have known you but even luckier to have spent time with you.
You are so loved. Then, now and forever.

Allyson

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY