July 16, 1940 – December 23, 2019
Terrance Clements passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family at the North Okanagan Hospice in Vernon, BC, on December 23, 2019 at the age of 79 years. Terry will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 56 years, Florence; children, Robert, Jacqueline (Greg), Tyler (Holly) and Chantelle (Scott); grandchildren, Isabel, Chloe, Alexandra, Owen, Lachlan, Jacob, Avery, Gabriella and Leo; sister Joyce (Harlan); as well as extended family and dear friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Mary and Cecil, his sister, Geraldine and his brothers, Lyle, Russell and Douglas.
Terry began his entrepreneurial career in 1965 with the purchase of a photography and music studio in Barrhead, Alberta. In 1972, Terry moved into news and printing, and owned and published a number of local newspapers, including the Spruce Grove Examiner, Edmonton Examiners, Barrhead Leader, Westlock News, Athabasca Advocate, Grizzly Gazette, Alberta Hunting and Fishing, and Town and Country magazine, as well as West Web Press, a commercial printing plant in Edmonton, Alberta, and Netweb, a commercial printing plant in London, Ontario. After selling his commercial printing business to Quebecor in 1989, Terry served as the CEO of Quebecor Edmonton. Terry’s love of newspapers and books continued throughout his life and, after retirement, he continued to read voraciously and to write short stories as well as a detailed family history.
Terry was active in his community, volunteering for, among other organizations, the Barrhead Kinsmen Club, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the John Howard Society, and Habitat for Humanity. He coached youth softball and was active in politics, enthusiastically joining campaign efforts. Terry enjoyed sports, and spent countless hours golfing, skiing, running, cycling, curling, and cheering on his beloved Edmonton Oilers.
More than anything, Terry was a loving husband and father and was devoted to his family, which to him included his immediate family as well as both his and Flo’s extended families, and the people he worked with over the years. Terry will be remembered for his loyalty, generosity and kindness, as well as his mischievous humor and intellect.
A celebration of life will be held at the clubhouse at Predator Ridge on December 29th, 2019 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Foundation and Parkinson Canada would be greatly appreciated.
- A Celebration of Life Sunday, December 29, 2019
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Cheryl Lewis-Reitz (Hosack)
January 10, 2020
When I was about 17, (1963) I worked for Nundahl's Jewelers in Barrhead and The Barrhead Leader was in the back. I can still hear Terry whistling "Devil Woman" on a daily basis. Great guy and I also went to school with Florence. What a wonderful successful life they had. R.I.P. you definitely earned it.
January 8, 2020
So sorry to hear of Terry's passing. I will always remember him with fondness and the greatest respect. My condolences to the family.
January 4, 2020
Our deepest condolences to you Flo and your family. We know that Terry's love of life will leave an indelible imprint in your family's memories. We are remembering you and your family today and always.
Adrian & May Loades
January 1, 2020
Florence and family,
So very sorry for your loss. Terry was one of the good guys.
December 31, 2019
Florence & family:
My sincere condolaces to all of you.
I have many fond memories of Terry.
He was always a pleasure to be around and a great guy.
December 28, 2019
My sincere condolences, Florence, Rob, Jacqueline, Tyler and Chantelle. I know you will miss him greatly and my prayers are with you all.