Terry Short

April 4, 1943 ~ March 3, 2021 (age 77)


Terry Short

April 04, 1943 – March 03, 2021

It is with great love and sadness that the family of the late Terry Short announces his peaceful passing on March 3, 2021 at the age of 77, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Terry was the son of Gladys Tunnah (nee Glue) and Wilfred Short (both predeceased) and brother to Anthony Short (predeceased), stepson to Robert Tunnah (predeceased) and brother to Bob Tunnah. 

Born in England Terry came to Canada in 1946 and his family eventually settled in Burwash where Terry was proud to have grown up and often reminisced of the good ol days.

Terry leaves behind is children Michael Short, Chrissie Short (Eric Theriault) and Kelly Bubba (Jason) and their mother Sylvia Rowan, his wife of over 20 years, grandchildren Brandon, Miranda, Mickeighla and Emma Short, Ethan and Gracen Bubba. Terry would have been a great grandfather to Oakland Short expected this Friday March 05, 2021.

Terry also leaves behind the the family he shared with his partner of over 25 years Joanne Gibeault (nee Frappier) (predeceased) and his stepchildren Tina Gibeault (Rob Gurlitz) and Dereck Gibeault (Tina) and step grandchildren Alyssa and Tyler Drake, Alexandra Bodroghy, Justin Gibeault and Nicholas Jones and step great grandchild Aria Katerynuk.

After his retirement from Inco Terry continued to work hard doing things he loved. For many years he and Joanne sold blueberries in the summer between art shows and farmers markets where Terry sold his acrylic artwork. Terry had a talent and passion for painting and over the decades he created hundreds of mostly wildlife and landscape paintings.

Terry spent his last weeks surrounded by his birth children and their families. He enjoyed telling stories of his life, enjoying his favourite music and recounting the family's happiest memories from when he and Sylvia would spend summers camping with their children at Millard Lake.

The family would like to thank his very special homecare workers RN Cory, and PSW Theresa of Bayshore, the staff on 4 North Palliative Care wing especially RN's Sherry Kmit, Nikki and Dr. Singh and Trebb for their compassionate and loving care.

To honor Terry's love for the country the family asks that (in lieu of flowers) friends consider planting a tree in Terry's memory (link provided). An outdoor memorial will be planned for warmer weather and to contact to be put on the invitation list. Cremation services provided by Simple Wishes of the North, Sudbury.

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