In Memory

Terry Farley (Class Of 1965/Bus Driver) VIEW PROFILE

Terry died Thursday, December 9, 2010, age 62, at his residence Fairview Home, Brandon. Lovingly remembered by his three sisters: Fay Gillespie (Kirk), Selkirk; Carol Gillette (Bill) Chilliwack; Lois Farley (Yianni Skorletos), Winnipeg. He was a special uncle/ great-uncle to Joy Gillespie (Dave Noordman), Danielle; Darcy Gillespie (Dana Kirkness), Emma and Justin; Sharon Staples (Gord), Jordyn; Gail Price (Todd McNaughton), Hannah and Alice; Andrea Gillette; Lea and Giorgia Skorletos. Predeceased by his parents Ruth and Roy Farley, brother Jim, infant sister Laurine, grand-parents, many aunts, uncles and cousins. Born December 12, 1947 in Brandon. Attended school at Glanton, Turiff and Elton Collegiate. After graduation Terry worked: Brockie Donovan’s and Sanderson’s Funeral Homes; porter at Brandon General; Bayes Farm Equipment and farming with our Dad. Left farming due to health issues and became administrator, Manitoba Agricultural Museum in Austin for 20 years, the perfect job for him. Preserving prairie agricultural heritage for future generations was very important to Terry. He played school football, baseball, curling and hockey; Old-Timers hockey; snow-skiing; snowmobiling; waterskiing, active member Minnedosa Mallards Ski Club; scuba diving and had his private pilot’s license. Terry was involved in many associations: Forrest 4-H Beef Club, Ducks Unlimited, Tourism Manitoba Board, Association of Manitoba Museums, Austin Lions and Chamber of Commerce. He loved people, loved a good story and was a relentless tease! Terry suffered a stroke in 1999 at age 51 and overnight life as he knew changed forever. He was at the Assiniboine Centre then moved to Fairview where he resided until his death. The last few years were difficult ones for Terry and all who loved him. The family wishes to thank all the friends and relatives who visited over the years, the staff of Fairview for their excellent care and concern for Terry. We appreciate your friendship and support.

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01/06/11 10:10 AM #1    

Heather Stewart Andrews (Class Of 1968)

After attending Terry's funeral, I realize how important this 50th reunion really is. I know how much Terry would have enjoyed it if his health had permitted. We will miss you but know you are in a better place now.


Heather Andrews (Stewart)



04/11/11 07:21 PM #2    

Carol(yn) Campbell Cardiff (Class Of 1967)

Terry seemed to always love a good time. I will miss not seeing him at the 50th. Like Heather said he would have loved to have been there. In the later years he was not a happy soul as life became very, very difficult for him. I will miss him. Cec Campbell Cardiff

05/21/11 09:41 AM #3    

Roy McTavish (Class Of 1968)

Terry always seem to be smiling. We had some fun time together.  He would pick me up in his car to go and play hockey together in Rapid City. A lot of good stories in a short ride .

Roy McTavish

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