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Born: Jun 02, 1943

Date of Passing: Feb 25, 2020

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June 2, 1943 - February 25, 2020

Peacefully our beloved father, grandfather and uncle passed away at Carman Hospital, at the age of 76.
Terry was predeceased by his loving wife of 40 years, Joan; parents, Kathleen and Malcolm; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Elsie and Levi Clearwater, as well as his brother Bailey.
Terry will be greatly missed by his children, Jeff (Christina) and Terri Lynne (Matthew); brother-in-law Ab Clearwater (Marilyn); sister-in-law Barb Ross; sister-in-law Marilyn Clearwater; grandchildren, Gavin and Erin, Braeden and Ben; nieces and nephews, Tracy, Lori, Trevor, Karen and Jennifer, as well as many other loving relatives and friends.
Terry was born on June 2, 1943, and was raised on the family farm in Hazelridge, Manitoba. After working at his family farm in his teen years, he began his lifelong career at the Manitoba Telephone System where he made many lasting friendships. Early in his career he met Joan and they married in 1967, settling in St. Vital, Winnipeg.
Terry was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting and fishing. His favourite place to be was hunting in the Duck Mountains and Betula Lake in the Whiteshell. He was a loving husband and devoted father who spent countless hours coaching and supporting his children in their activities.
Terry and Joan built their dream home and retired in Carman, MB where Terry enjoyed golfing, hunting and going for drives in the country. Joan and Terry also cherished splitting time between seeing their children and grandchildren in Winnipeg and Beaumont, Texas. They celebrated 40 years of marriage prior to Joan's passing in 2007.
In his later years, Terry spent time going for drives and shooting gophers, watching the local hockey teams, as well as many new adventures with his special friend Debby. In the later stages of Terry's illness, Debby was a loving and great support to Terry and the family is so grateful.
The family would also like to thank all of the staff at the Carman Hospital for their compassionate care in his final days.
In keeping with Terry's wishes, there will be no funeral service and he will cremated and laid to rest at a later date at Sunnyside Cemetery in Oakbank, MB.

The family requests that condolences and memories can be shared on Terry's memorial page by visiting

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Feb 29, 2020

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Our thoughts and condolences go to Jeff ,Terry Lynn and families at this time. I worked with Terry for many years at MTS . He was a very conscientious and dedicated co-worker. We continued to stay in touch after our retirements and I will miss our phone calls. Rest in Peace my friend. - Posted by: Wayne and Liz Hedin (co-worker) on: Mar 03, 2020

  • So very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Had many great visits with him at hockey games and other local spots. Was always great to catch up with him on how his family was all doing. Will miss seeing him and his updates. Thinking we need a Clearwater reunion to all connect or reconnect after losing all of our grandparents, parents, uncles and aunts. Thinking of you all after losing another parent and grandparent far too soon. - Posted by: Barb Callum (Cousin of Joan’s and friend) on: Mar 02, 2020

  • I was so shocked to hear of the passing of your Dad. Terri Lynne, Jeff I always will remember the goods times, and laughs I had with your Dad. My Mom and Dad always enjoyed the visits as well. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! - Posted by: Don and Candace Spewak (Joyce Spewak's cousin) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • Our thoughts and prays go out to the Jeff and Terri Lynne. - Posted by: Cliff and Agnes Thompson (freinds) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • Our condolences to Karen and her father Ab. Also to all family and friends. Terry was well liked by all that he connected with at MTS. He personally gave Judy and I help on many occasions to obtain info pertaining to our job and it was a privilege to work with him My daughter Tracy had organized a MTS ladies golf tournament at Carman and we met Terry in the clubhouse and he immediately went to the pro-shop and donated a prize. - Posted by: Robert Bull (co-worker\friend) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • My thoughts and prayers to Jeff, Terri-Lynne and family during this time. I have many fond memories of our family's getting together. Rest in Peace Terry. - Posted by: Jackie Proceviat (Spewak) (my mom Joyce Spewak, cousin to Joan) on: Feb 29, 2020

  • Another good friend gone too soon. - Posted by: Brian. Ewanika (Friend) on: Feb 29, 2020

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