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Born: Dec 27, 1943

Date of Passing: Aug 06, 2022

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December 27, 1943 - August 6, 2022

It is with great sadness and sorrow that we announce the passing of Terry Whiteside. At the age of 78 years, after several months in hospital battling health issues, Terry found peace to join his beloved wife Pat.
Terry was born in Winnipeg on December 27, 1943 to parents, Edna and Douglas Whiteside. He grew up in Elmwood on Chalmers Avenue where he went to school and met his future wife Patricia. Terry worked several jobs in Winnipeg after school before deciding to enlist in the United States Navy in 1964. When stationed at Corpus Christi, TX, he volunteered to serve in the Vietnam War from September of 1965 to August 1966. Upon return from Vietnam, while on leave, Terry returned to Winnipeg and married his high school sweetheart Patricia on September 10, 1966. Terry and Pat lived in Rhode Island, Massachusetts until he completed his Naval service and then returned to Winnipeg. Terry became a member of the Winnipeg police force and served the community until retirement in 1998.
Friends and family of Terry growing up describe him as a very tough individual. He always presented as direct but genuine which were attributes highly respected by those that knew him. He never backed down from a bully and always put others before himself even when faced with dangerous situations which were characteristics that assisted in his success in the military and police force. In the 1980s Terry joined the Vietnam Veterans Association where he met others who served in the Vietnam War. He was extremely proud of his service and grateful for the relationships he gained from this organization.
Terry had a love for outdoorsman activities such as hunting and fishing. His love for these activities were passed on to his children Grant and Sean during their upbringing and ultimately led Terry and his wife to move to the acreage in Cooks Creek, Manitoba in 1977. Upon retirement he then moved to waterfront property in Lee River to spend his days doing what he enjoyed. Terry and Pat spent a lot of their retirement travelling the world and spending winters away from our cold climate.
He is survived by his sons, Grant and Sean (Trena), grandchildren, Kayla and Devon, brother Derek (Rose), brother-in-law Gerry McDougall and nieces, Janelle and Lisa. Terry was predeceased by his parents, Douglas and Edna, brother Barry, sister Lee-Anne McDougall.
A celebration of Terry's life will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at the Elmwood Legion #9 - 920 Nairn Avenue, Winnipeg
Condolences may be made by visiting Terry's memorial page at

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Aug 13, 2022

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Terry was a Very special man. He has given joy and love over the years that I knew him. From his funny sayings to his serious instructions (ect. ect.) is how I remember .... respectfully your friend - Posted by: trudy (friend) on: Sep 11, 2022

  • When I started on the Winnipeg PD in July of 1971 as a teenaged Cadet working in Central Registry Terry and his partner Glen Pancoe were Acting Detectives just across the hall in Detectives. Both were welcoming, friendly and would take the time to say hello and ask how you were-not a common occurrence in that environment for a young uniform. Over the years I saw Terry as a real mentor..tough..street-wise and with no backup in him whatsoever. Over a lot of years I saw he never changed…always a hard charger and dedicated street cop who cared about people and making things right. Rest easy old friend. - Posted by: Jack Tinsley (Co-worker and friend ) on: Aug 15, 2022

  • My deepest condolences to the family, Terry was a remarkable individual who touched the hearts of everyone he met, always willing to help, he will be missed dearly. - Posted by: Grant Cobb (Friend) on: Aug 15, 2022

  • Met Terry in 1974 when I joined WPS. Worked the same shift. An outstanding officer who would always have your back. A great guy who will be missed. - Posted by: Bob Walls (Friend and coworker ) on: Aug 15, 2022

  • I will miss you greatly. NSA is proud to have a Canandian like you come and serve with us in Vietnam. Our reunions will not be the same without you there. This Seabee was blessed to know you. - Posted by: David W Truesdale (Vietnam Brother) on: Aug 14, 2022

  • Deepest condolences to Terry's family. I have fond memories of our teenage years hanging out at the Chalmers Community Centre and the infamous challenge football game versus our district rivals from East Elmwood. I still recall what a force Terry was in that game with his display of toughness, determination, strength and athletic ability . . . attributes, apparently, that he exhibited throughout his life in whatever endeavours he undertook. God bless. Rest in peace Terry. - Posted by: Dave Gillis (Elmwood "alumni friend") on: Aug 13, 2022

  • We have so many memories with both Terry and Pat. Because they were always together! So for your loss. Doug & Colleen Ryland - Posted by: Colleen Ryland (Friend) on: Aug 13, 2022

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