Passed away suddenly in Gatineau, Quebec on Saturday, January 25, 2020 with family at his side, in his 73rd year.
Born in Sudbury, Ontario, May 16th, 1947. Beloved husband of Cathy (nee Barnett). Loving son of the late Kathleen and Wilfrid Lemieux. Dear father of Jodi McKinney (Robert) and Justin Lemieux (Jennifer Bourque, St. Albert, Alberta). Dear step-father to Corry Gernon (Andrew Robertson) and Hali Gernon (David Hickey). Dear brother to Paul predeceased (Lorna predeceased), Jacquie (Sudbury), Peter (Kingston), Mary Brennan (Tom St. Albert, Alberta), Christine Lanzellotti (Frank) (Timmins), Mark (Gayle) (London), Laurie (Robert Sarra (Toronto), and Patrick (Sudbury). Dear brother-in-law Robert Barnett and Dear sister-in-law Jeanne Barnett (Debbie predeceased). Grandpa to Hannah and Shae McLurg. Skylar Lillie and Dominic Lemieux. Dearly loved Grampa Terry to Lucy and Sally Robertson and Evelyn Rae Hickey. Uncle to Mario, Michael, Kathy, Paolo, Claudette, Petrina, Robert, Sean, Joel, Erin, Colleen, Stacey, Peter, Lisa, Carolyne, Darren predeceased, Greg, Daniel and Jeffery and Robbie, Andy and Matt Barnett, Calla and Chandra Barnett.
Terry took great pride in all that he did. He paid meticulous attention to yard maintenance and snow shoveling. He anticipated and loved family visits. He was dedicated to his volunteer work at ARCH and previously at the Sault Area Hospital at the old Plummer location.
Terry loved to read and many subscribers to our local newspaper, the Sault Daily Star, looked forward to his insightful letters to the editor. He loved to share all the information and documents he gathered while researching his family tree. He loved a good challenging board/card game with friends.
For many years he greeted each morning by running from home on Pine Street to Soo Locks and back. He loved to participate in many organized marathons throughout the years, running half-marathons from Massey, to Terry Fox Runs in the Sault to Arizona.
Until recently, he was taking French lessons, reading, writing and oral communication. He remembered fondly his “Sudbury” days down by the lake. He continued to love his days by the water, spending many of them with Cathy in their cabin he built in Goulais on The Lake Superior Shore. Terry will be missed by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations (payable by cheque) can be made to ARCH or the charity of your choice.
Celebration of Life to follow in the spring. Funeral arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. East 705-759-2522). Please visit Arthur Funeral Home website to leave memories and condolences as a keepsake for the family.
Repose-toi bien Terry.