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Woodlawn Mt. Cheam Funeral Home

45865 Hocking Ave, Chilliwack, BC

OBITUARY

Terry Lee Walsh

March 31, 1946July 16, 2019

It is with great sadness, but also fond memories, that we announce the passing of Terry Walsh after a brave but short battle with cancer.

Terry worked for Woodwards, then Safeway, as a meat cutter for over 40 years.

He is lovingly remembered by his wife of 40 years Kathy, his children Matt (Kirsty) and Amanda (Jeremy) and his grandchildren, Ethan, Hunter and Emma who loved spending time with papa and also his dog Abby. He will also be remembered by his brother Garth (Joyce), many in-laws, nieces and nephews and all his good friends - especially his coffee buddies.

Terry is predeceased by his parents, his sister Lynne and his brother Gary.

We will always treasure his love and kindness and admire his ambition and respect, his determination and stubbornness, his sense of humour and steadfast support. He was truly one of a kind. Our heartfelt thanks go out to all the staff at Cascade Hospice for their care and support for Terry and his family.

We will miss you grumpy pants. xoxo

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Amanda Dawson

September 3, 2019

It’s been many years, but when I first started as a meat cutter at Safeway, Terry trained me. I was a fresh 18year old in the “mans world” haha and he taught me the ropes his way. Often referring back to “the good old days”.
I always loved working with Terry, having our coffee breaks together, taking his duck hostage ... I have brought him up in conversations many times over the years since leaving Safeway, he truly was a gem. Him passing on my birthday will be a reminder for me of our time together.
My condolences to his family & friends xoxox

Shelley Mueller

September 3, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Terry at 62..every day was an experience..lol..watching "Tex" that was his name tag..interact with the customers you couldn't help but grin ...while you couldn't believe what he got away with saying, he did it with such a smile and straight face that people were never offended surprisingly enough at times..we had a duck toy mascot in our department years ago..Terry walked around making it quack constantly..Amanda and I kidnapped it for a coffee and a chocolate bar...he was beside himself looking for it throughout the backroom..forever in our hearts my friend ❤❤❤
My condolences to Kathy and family he was truly special and will be dearly missed.

Shelley Mueller

Kirsti Ostapowich

August 23, 2019

I'm sorry it took so long to post this. I think my favourite memory was a camping trip my mom, Kathy, Terry and I and the kids were on. There had been a report of a bear sighted on one of the trails and Terry and I had to go and see if we could find it. LOL Nobody else wanted to come with us, and I remember part of the way up the path we looked at each other and agreed maybe we would go back to camp instead! :-) Hugs to all. k

Jennifer Levasseur

July 27, 2019

I met Terry back when I worked at Safeway #62. He had the best sense of humour and was a real joker!! When I left #62 you always wonder if you will ever reconnect over the years and low and behold I ran into Terry and Kathy at Costco in Abbotsford one day. They had just moved into Abbotsford! My latest connection was about 1 year ago in Chilliwack at the Sardis store I work at. They just moved to Chilliwack! So glad to see him! The running joke between us was. “Are you following me everywhere I go?”I will miss his visits in my store and asking the staff where I was every time he came in. Saddened by his passing for sure. We all lost a good one! My condolences to Kathy and family❤️

Tracy Carrier

July 27, 2019

I had the pleasure of working with Terry at Safeway 62 meat dept. I will miss his jokes and bantering back and forth with the meat guys. He always made me laugh. He was such a kind caring guy who never had anything bad to say and you could tell he truly loved his family. I will always remember you Terry. You will forever be in our hearts.

Our love and sympathy to Kathy and Family.

Jeff and Tracy

Lorinda & Amelia Hoyem

July 26, 2019

Terry really was a big jokester, even getting some shots in at our last lunch together, which was just 2 weeks before his passing. My 7 year old Daughter would just shake her head and say "that Uncle Terry". I have so many fond memories of Terry & our Mom egging each other on, it was always funny to watch & see who would back down first. Both were pretty stubborn, so on any given day you never knew which one would. Our family gatherings wont be the same without you Terry.
We all miss you so much. RIP xo

Jill Blackstock

July 25, 2019

In all my 40+ years of working at Safeway I never had more fun then on the days I worked with Terry. On any given day you never knew what was in store for you. Like the day Terry had a whoopee cushion and went out on the counter and spoke to customers with a very serious look on his face, all the while making rude noises. Or the time he had me convinced the sprinklers on the ceiling we’re going to go off, as he sprayed me with a water gun, every time my back was turned. One day, I heard a loud crash and turned to see Brian Mc on the floor with Terry exclaiming, well ,Brian, if you didn’t want me to hit you, you shouldn’t have kept saying hit me! Terry was so funny! One evening he scared the living daylights out of our babysitter when he phoned the house and asked her if she was alone. In that voice of his! Are you alone? Luckily, our daughter knew Terry well and explained to the sitter that “that’s just Terry.” Terry was so funny! Sometimes, Terry would stop in and harass our dog. Bandit understood Terry’s unique sense of humor and always played along. It was a hilarious dynamic to see which one was going to outsmart the other! On Terry’s 60th birthday, a bunch of us converged on Kathy and Terry‘s house for an impromptu surprise birthday party. Kathy, ever the good sport welcomed us with enthusiasm. They were a really great couple.
I have so many fun memories of Terry, I could probably go on for a week. Terry was a great guy and he was loved. We will never forget you Terry. And when we think of you it will put a smile on our faces. Our heartfelt condolences to Kathy, Matt and Mandy.
Jill and Bob Blackstock

Fred Mantel

July 25, 2019

Our condolences to the family. I have had the pleasure of working with Terry at Safeway at different stores. Your wonderful sense of humour will be really missed. Rest in peace my friend. Sincerely, Fred and Colleen Mantel

Thomas Mcintosh

July 24, 2019

I grew up with the family over the many years in elementary and high school. The entire McIntosh family sends our condolences out to the family. A great person to know he really had me laughing every time I came over. I will treasure those great times forever.

BARB VANDERHOEK

July 24, 2019

Sharing this for my parents Jack and Hennie.
Terry and Kathy were the best neighbours. They lived beside our parents for many years. Terry was very kind and helped out in anyway he could. We are thankful for all you had done over the years for our parents. You were truly a blessing to them.
My Dad was very saddened to hear of Terrys passing.
Thinking of you Kathy at this time.

FROM THE FAMILY