Terry Lee Walsh
March 31, 1946 – July 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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Terry Lee Walsh
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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
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.
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
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❤️
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
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
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
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.
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.
July 24, 2019
I met my friend Terry many years ago at Safeway. First impressions he seemed rough and gruff. But under that facade was a fun loving, caring man. He loved the ladies! Made our days at work so much fun, always pranking someone! His finest quality was his love of family. Until we meet again my friend 💕
July 23, 2019
Some thoughts on my friend. My first impression upon meeting Terry wasn't the best. It was close to 30 yrs. ago and our boys were going on a field trip, skiing with their school, and we had signed up as chaperones. I got on the bus and gave a cheery "hello" to this sturdy looking fellow sitting across the aisle from me. He grunted something in reply. It sure didn't sound like "hello", and I remember thinking "whats this guys problem"? Within 1/2hr of arrival at ski hill we had lost all the kids we were tasked with watching, so we ended up skiing together for the day. I must have passed some sort of test because I was invited to go for coffee shortly thereafter. That awkward beginning led to one of the closest friendships of my life. We had countless subsequent coffees where we could vent to each other, and/or solve all the worlds problems. If you wanted the neighborhood gossip Terry was the "go to guy". We gave him a lot of grief over that, as guys are wont to do, but he took it in stride and gave it back as good as he got. For years he was also my"go to guy" anytime I needed help with anything. I've never known someone as generous with his time and effort to help a friend. Unless it involved ladders or heights in which case he was "unavailable". With 15 yrs. difference in age I sometimes though of Terry as an older brother figure that I'd never had. I often found great comfort in that. For all the joking, laughing and teasing the we did, he was also a great listener and sympathetic when need be. One of the things I learned from Terry was contentment. He was a man content with his lot in life, because he had what was important to him. Their names are Kathy, Matthew, and Amanda, and in later years his grandbabies. Terry was so devoted and rightfully proud of his family. Thank you for enriching my life, my friend. Love you. Rest in Peace
July 20, 2019
We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last good-bye. Miss you Terry.
July 20, 2019
We both met Terry many years ago working at Safeway. As soon as you met Terry you knew you he was a special man.
He loved kidding around with everyone and with that came laughter which made all our days brighter .
We will miss Terry very much.
Our condolences to Kathy , Matt and Mandy.
Bob and Judy Parks
July 18, 2019
I met Terry at Safeway store 62. Terry was always the ray of sunshine on a cloudy day. No given day was never without his smiles or laughter. Always to be heard and he always made you feel like you belonged. I will miss the twinkle in his eyes and his heart of gold. Heartfelt condolences to his beautiful family. May he rest in peace
July 18, 2019
Terry and I go back to the 70’s with Woodward’s, although I didn’t work with Terry but like many would say - everyone knew Terry Walsh.
Hard working loyal and a wonderful sense of humor, though it took some time to get used to. A kind soul who took the teasing from the guys at many a coffee get togethers.
My wife and I were lucky enough to go on a Alaskan Cruise with Terry and Kathy a few years ago. If we lost Terry during the day we always made a trip by the burger bar, where he was found often.
He loved his burgers.
He talked to everyone, on the cruise we all had decided to go listen to someone play the piano. We found seats but not Terry, shortly he turns up with a couple from Scotland he had met and soon after a group from Chicago that he had brought in the conversation.
That was Terry.
He loved his wife, was very proud of his children and loved telling us of the adventures of the grandchildren.
I’m lucky to call him my friend will miss him but with many fond memories he will not be forgotten.
Till we meet again Terry
Jim and Kathy Little
July 18, 2019
I cannot remember the first time I met Terry it was years ago. We crossed paths numerous times over the years but when we worked together at Safeway is when I really got to really get to know Terry .He was one witty funny guy who became a very strong Allie with me very fast. My greatest memory was when my wife and I were planning a trip to Alaska for our anniversary and Terry and his wife and another good friends Jim & Kathy decided to surprise us by booking on same boat to surprise us. That was so touching to us. Well when my wife got sick and we had to cancel at last minute my two coffee buddies ended up going without us. That will allows remain embedded in my mind what a great friend him and his wife had become to us never met a more wittier funny guy .I will miss you buddy
Ron T. Katnich
July 17, 2019
Not sure exactly when I first met Terry but it feels like he was my friend forever. We grew very close to Terry and Kathy. He was the butt of many practical jokes and loved everyone of them. He also could set up some of the best ones on me. And others. Was a Great sport. His sence of humor was wickedly funny and took getting used to. But I loved it. And him. I dragged him into some pretty strange places on quests for great Craig's list finds and he could talk to anyone anywhere any time. Which was handy lol. I can honestly say I will never ever forget my Buddy and will think of him every day for the rest of my life...
Love ya Terry
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