MCGILLIVRAY, Terence James
August 10, 1922- May 13, 2015
Our beloved husband, father,grandfather and great grandfather passed on
peacefully in his sleep May 13th at home with family in South Surrey.
Dad was born on a farm in Keliher Saskatchewan in 1922 to Dorothy and Leonard. He was the only son and brother
to four sisters.
Dad signed up with the Army in May of 1941 as a member of the Royal Canadian Dragoons. He served in Italy as a
wireless radio operator until he was wounded and sent to England to recuperate. He spent the remainder of the war driving army service vehicles and enjoying “Wine, women and song”.
He returned to Canada, and in 1948 Dad married the love of his life, Barbara (Bubs) Steele, together they raised seven children, of whom Dad was very proud. After 67 years of marriage Mom and Dad were still very much in love.
During these years Dad, with Mom’s help, became a fixture in White Rock and South Surrey operating a thriving
trucking and excavating business, T. McGillivray Ltd.
Dad also found time to volunteer in the community of White Rock as a member of the Lions and the president of
the Legion from 1964-1966.
Darts, bowling and claimer car racing occupied Dad’s “playtime” before and after retirement. His love of automobiles led to his hobby of restoring collectible cars.
Dad will be lovingly remembered by his wife Bubs and his children; Sue Anne (Lorne, deceased) Drschiwiski, Judy
(Ken) Tetz, Barb MacLeod, Wendy (Tim Atkins) McGillivray, Bruce (Diane) McGillivray, Terri (Chuck) Taylor and Scot(Cheryl) McGillivray. He will also be rembered by his 29 grandchildren and 20 great grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held on Sat. May 23rd, 2pm at Sunnyside Hall
In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.
Dad, we will always carry your memory in our hearts.