Terry passed away peacefully at home in Hope, British Columbia after suffering from ill health for several years. He emigrated from Holland in 1955 with his family to the Toronto area, and after high school education in Port Credit received undergraduate and graduate degrees in Science from the University of Toronto. While employed by Rohm and Haas Canada Terry was transferred to
British Columbia where he decided to live out his
passions for nature photography and writing. He went back to school and was awarded a Doctorate in
Biological Sciences and his teaching certificate from
Simon Fraser University.
Terry was proud of his portfolio of nature photographs which was accepted by, a global photography gallery. His nature column was published for nearly ten years in the Vancouver Sun and he wrote articles for several
magazines. He shared his love of the environment with his students at McRoberts School in Richmond, where he taught for thirteen years.
A Memorial Service was held August 22, and Terry’s ashes were given a resting place in keeping with his wishes. His family would like to thank Terry’s friends and acquaintances in the Hope area who supported and enriched the last years of his life. Thanks to Eva for her kindness, and to his good friend James Greene, who now owns Terry’s former companion, the border collie called “Flash”. Special thanks to nurse Elvina and
Dr. Greggain for the consideration they showed to the family during this difficult time.
If desired, donations may be made in Terry’s name to the British Columbia Waterfowl Society to benefit Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Delta B.C. which was Terry’s favorite nature spot.
Terry will be missed by his brothers Peter (Ann), Hank (Charlotte) and Gord, his sister Agnes Winters, and the many whose lives he touched.