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Born: May 10, 1929

Date of Passing: Jun 30, 2021

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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of James "Jim" William Terris Sr. Jim passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, in Winnipeg, Manitoba at the age of 92.
Jim leaves behind his daughters, Debbie (Paul) and Valerie (Grant); sons, James and Daryl (Kit); five grandchildren, Danielle (Corbin), Aimee, Meagan (Mark), Jason and Bruce (Jess). Grampa Jim will also be missed greatly by great-grandchildren, Callen, Grayson, Penelope, Sullivan and Magnus.
He was predeceased by his loving wife Beverly, parents, Mayme and Archie, and siblings, Earl, Joe, Mae and Shirley.
Jim was born a "coal miners son" on May 10, 1929 in Springhill, Nova Scotia. He spoke highly of his military career, which started in the Army where he served with the 27 Brigade in Hanover, Germany. Upon his return to Canada he enlisted with the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1953, proudly serving for 25 years. He finished out his working career with Boeing of Canada. Jim and Bev enjoyed many family trips throughout Europe and Canada - during road trips the only stops made were for naps on the side of the road!
Jim was a lifetime member of the Charleswood Legion, having volunteered and served on many committees, active in Remembrance Day Services, dart leagues, and helped organize bus trips which he also enjoyed going on. You always knew where to find him on Friday evenings, socializing at the meat draw; giving away his winnings and disappointed when he left empty handed!!
Jim always enjoyed travelling but discovered all-inclusive resorts later in life after attending his granddaughter's wedding, which spurred a love of Mexico, cocktails, and Dos Equis! He enjoyed many trips of sun and fun well into his 80s with good friend Edra.
He was an avid sportsman playing competitive softball, darts, bowling and golf. He loved to dance, listen to the music of Big Bands, and sing to the "oldies" - even showed off some of his moves at his 90th birthday party! Jim was a social butterfly and was always full of stories to share.
He loved attending all family celebrations often getting dessert "to go" to ensure he didn't drive home in the dark. Jim had a difficult time giving up his licence last year and said that he was just going to buy a car so he could still drive around the parking lot!
Jim and Bev are happily together again - chatting, reading Enquirer magazines, and maybe even sharing a smoke or two, but don't tell.
A celebration of Jim's life will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Royal Canadian Legion Poppy Fund, Charleswood Branch 100, 6003 Roblin Blvd., Winnipeg, MB R3R 0G8.

Condolences may be left on Jim's memorial page at:

Arrangements entrusted to:
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

Publish Date: Jul 17, 2021

1929 – 2021

Jim passed away peacefully, June 30, 2021, at Victoria Hospital, Winnipeg, MB.
Arrangements pending. Cremation has taken place.
Longer obituary will follow.

Arrangements entrusted to:
Interlake Cremation & Memorial Services

Publish Date: Jul 10, 2021

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jul 10, 2021, Jul 17, 2021

Condolences & Memories (3 entries)

  • My condolences go out to my bocce teammate on the passing of Brigadier General Terris. May this time of sorrow lead you on the path to each new tomorrow. - Posted by: Former Athlete Representative (Special Olympics Manitoba) on: Sep 14, 2021

  • No matter the age, it is hard to let our parents go. Sincere condolences to Debbie and Paul, Jason, Val and Grant and families. I remember your dad very well. Always a smiley friendly guy. - Posted by: Jocelyn Walker (Ex-in-law/friend) on: Jul 20, 2021

  • Although I didn't know your Dad personally I knew part of his family. My thoughts and prayers are with Val, Debbie and Grant and family - Posted by: Michael Silman (Fellow Air Force brat, heh, heh.) on: Jul 17, 2021

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