Terras (Terry) McHardy Obituary

Service Information

Celebration of Life

Saturday, February 17, 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Quality Inn Conference Centre
36035 North Parallel Road
2nd Floor
Abbotsford, British Columbia
 
In Memory of

Terras (Terry) Gordon McHardy

April 9, 1944 - November 29, 2017
Obituary

It is with great sadness that we announce Terry's passing at 73 years of age. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Alice May McHardy, and his father, John Terras McHardy. He is survived by his loving wife, Callie; brother, Bob (Margaret); daughter, Heather (Michael); son, Alex and grandchildren Maddison and Morgan. As a young man, Terry was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders Pipe Band. An extremely accomplished piper, while the band was on tour in the U.K., Terry was chosen to play a solo for H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth. He originally joined his father in running the Scottish Shop in Vancouver, then took over the shop for several years...
It is with great sadness that we announce Terry's passing at 73 years of age. He was pre-deceased by his mother, Alice May McHardy, and his father, John Terras McHardy. He is survived by his loving wife, Callie; brother, Bob (Margaret); daughter, Heather (Michael); son, Alex and grandchildren Maddison and Morgan.
As a young man, Terry was a member of the Seaforth Highlanders Pipe Band. An extremely accomplished piper, while the band was on tour in the U.K., Terry was chosen to play a solo for H.R.H. Queen Elizabeth.

He originally joined his father in running the Scottish Shop in Vancouver, then took over the shop for several years after his father retired. He then changed course and, like his father before him, joined the Vancouver Police Department, where he served as a police officer for 26 years before retiring in 2000.

Terry lived in the Lower Mainland for most of his life, then he and Callie moved to the Okanagan for a number of years after his retirement before moving back and settling in Abbotsford. .

From an early age, Terry was an avid drag racer and continued racing into his 70's. He combined his love of racing with his policing career in a community relations capacity by bringing his dragster to numerous community events as a policing participant.

Terry was also an avid racquetball player. He had a gregarious and engaging personality, a great sense of humour accompanied by a ready smile, and he was an excellent raconteur.

Terry and Callie took great enjoyment in entertaining friends and family at their home, with their dogs at hand, and where he enjoyed a good cigar and a dram of whisky. He will be sorely missed by all, including his police, drag-racing and racquetball buddies.

There will be no service, but there will be a Celebration of Life and reception on Saturday, February 17, 2018 from 1:00-4:30 pm (tributes beginning at 1:30) at the Quality Inn Conference Centre, 2nd floor, 36035 North Parallel Road in Abbotsford. Anyone planning to stay overnight may contact the hotel at 604-870-1050 regarding special arrangements (mention 'Celebration of Life for Terry McHardy').


















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