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Born: Aug 09, 1949

Date of Passing: Mar 05, 2019

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TERRENCE GLEN NELSON August 9, 1949 - March 5, 2019 A larger-than-life father, grandfather, husband and friend, Terrence (Terry) Nelson, passed away peacefully, at Riverview Health Centre, on March 5, 2019, with his three children by his side. Predeceased by his parents, Reginald and Elsie Nelson (nee Weurch), and his brother Dennis, he will be lovingly remembered and missed by his wife Pat, children, Christine (Jesse), Terry (Cynthia) and Angela; grandchildren, Nathan, Myles, Jenaya, Noah, Jalen, Marcus and Analeigh. Additionally, he is survived by siblings, Linda (Dave), Robin (Lori), Wayne (Lucy) and Richard (Cathy); as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends. Having logged over a million miles as a long haul trucker, Terry enjoyed listening to audio books, passionately singing his favourite Gaither gospel songs, and admiring the beautiful and diverse North American landscape. Good natured with an infectious, positive energy, Terry's passions were movies, cards and good conversation. Terry was adored by most who knew him - his generous heart had many friends and family calling him their second dad - and he had so much love to go around, they were more than willing to share. The Nelson family would like to sincerely thank the genuinely compassionate staff at Riverview Health Centre, who took such great care of him during his short time there. The celebration of his life will be held at Springs Church, 725 Lagimodiere Blvd. on Monday, March 11 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to : Rock Fontaine Funeral Director Honour-Respect-Dignity Winnipeg 204-223-2576 or Toll free 1-866-499-2601

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Mar 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (11 entries)

  • We just learned of Terry’s passing from Nikol’s post on Facebook as we are away on holidays. So sorry that we were not able to attend the funeral to support you at this difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. - Posted by: Joe and Pat Lesko (Cousin ) on: Mar 13, 2019

  • So sorry to hear the sad news. Thinking of you all. May you be blessed with many great memories and much strength for each day. - Posted by: Kathy, Carol, Sharon (Cousins) on: Mar 11, 2019

  • Even though it had been about 40 years since I'd seen my cousin Terry, I made a trip west a few years ago and reunited with him, his lovely wife Pat and other great family members. Terry was as sweet and generous a man as I remember him as a child. A lovely person who will, I'm sure , be dearly missed by all who knew him. Janice Wuerch - Posted by: Janice Wuerch (cousin) on: Mar 10, 2019

  • Our deepest sympathy to Pat and Family.Terry was a wonderful man and he will be missed by everyone who knew him.Love Bill and Jody - Posted by: Bill and Jody Florence (Neighbor ) on: Mar 10, 2019

  • I know he is happy with the lord but he will be missed. I love Terry for his sense of humor , his unconditional love for others. Wow i cant believe the next time I am in Winnipeg. He wont be there. I will miss him. My condolences to all his family. May the lord calm you and be there for you all. Love Debbie - Posted by: Debbie danku (Friend and extended family) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Pat and family My sincere condolences on the passing of Terry. His kind nature, infectious smile and beautiful voice along with his ability to find humour in most every situation will be his legacy. Carson and I were grateful for the years we spent together raising our kids and teaching them about friendship and God. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Love Kim (and in memory of Carson) - Posted by: Kim Bilcowski (Friend) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Our deepest condolences. Sending you our thoughts, prayers and love. Martin, Susie, and Kaia - Posted by: Martin and Susie (Friend of Terry Jr) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Terry, I will miss your smile, gentle spirit and the great conversations we had over the past few years. I wish we had been given more time to spend together and enjoy our kids and grandchildren at family gatherings. To Pat, Christine, Terry and Angela, and the many other family members -- I extend sincere condolences. Know that I am thinking about you, and will keep you in my prayers in the days ahead. Julie - Posted by: Julie Bell (Friend and family) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • I was young when I met Terry...maybe 11-13? I always remember his ready smile and infectious laugh. He was always ready to have a good time. I also remember his incredible love for cheese (cheez whiz?)...but he wasn’t supposed to eat it 😂. Being young I didn’t understand why he couldn’t have cheese but his eyes would get huge when he talked about cheese 😆. I remember Terry and my Dad driving down the streets of Winnipeg with windows down, singing at the tops of their lungs. Games of Spoons and Balderdash. Terry could drive in virtually any weather situation, even sudden Saskatchewan summer storms. Boating with my Dad...always a big smile. Huge love for his kids...Terry had a huge heart. Thoughts, prayers and hugs to Pat, Christine, TJ and Angela. My Dad has also been gone for 3 yrs now. I suspect he and Terry are driving down the streets of heaven singing at the tops of their lungs...and I bet Dad was ready with his boat... Love you guys and wish you all well. - Posted by: Lisa Stead (Ehlert) (Friend) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Our heartfelt condolences to the Nelson family. This lovely obituary is a tribute to a life well-lived for a kind and loving man. Our family is thinking of you at this very difficult time. Bless. - Posted by: Ken and Sandy Willett (Kitchener, ON.) (Daughter Ginny is close friends with Angela) on: Mar 09, 2019

  • Knowing Terry most of my life...I can't fathom our world without him? I don't know which story to tell first? I will look forward to reminices with Pat and family...Love you all...😎 - Posted by: Jim and Brenda-Lee Olson (Friends) on: Mar 09, 2019

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