Terrence “Terry” Stanley Lines

Terrence "Terry" Stanley Lines

It is with heartfelt sadness that we announce the passing of our husband, Dad, Gramps and Great-Grandpa, Terrence (Terry) Stanley Lines. Terry passed away peacefully in Salmon Arm, BC on February 18, 2012 at the age of 82 years.

Terry was one of four children to the late Wes and Edna Lines and was the beloved husband to Yvonne for 60 wonderful years. Terry will forever be remembered by his sister Isadora Shank and brothers Lawrence and David Lines. He will be lovingly remembered by his 8 children Rod, Bruce, Sandra, Wendy, Karen, Dale, Donna and Bev, caring in-laws, and deeply missed by his 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. Terry will be missed by countless friends and other family whom were blessed to know him.

Terry married his lovely wife Yvonne in Edmonton, Alberta in 1952 and began farming and raising a family in Athabasca, Alberta. In 1956, Terry became a Forestry Service Officer, moving his family around northern Alberta. In 1959, Terry moved his family back to his farm in Athabasca where the last of his children were born.

In 1966, Terry joined the Northwest Territories Game Management Service as a Fish and Game Officer.  He moved his family throughout the Northwest Territories, where he experienced many adventures including training guides, vaccinating buffalo, enforcing laws, and trekking to the edge of the world in the high Arctic.  He was known as the great white hunter and worked his way through the ranks retiring from the government in 1976 as the Regional Superintendent of Fish and Wildlife. Terry and Yvonne travelled to the sunny Okanagan and decided to move to Salmon Arm, BC. where Terry owned a garage and fuel station, patrolled as a security officer at a sawmill and farmed in his spare time.

In 1984, Terry and Yvonne moved back to Athabasca where he started a bulk food store and deli, then eventually re-settled back into the outskirts of Salmon Arm. Terry finally began his retirement and built his own houses, farmed his land, enjoyed many family gatherings and had fun travelling with Yvonne as snowbirds to the U.S. for 13 years. Terry and Yvonne eventually left the mountaintop and moved under the cliffs to a quiet little street in Enderby. This is where he enjoyed his garden, pond, workshop and his dog, Lady and always made time to be a helpful neighbour, fun loving Gramps and Great Grandpa. Terry and Yvonne recently moved back to Salmon Arm where they made a new home for themselves and continued to enjoy family and friends.

Terry was a man of integrity and faith who was committed to instil strong values in his family. He was a generous, kind hearted and hard-working man that enjoyed socializing with friends and loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Terry was passionate about hunting, fishing and being outdoors. He also loved travelling to visit family, gardening and watching sports.

A prayer service will be held at Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm on Wednesday February 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm BC, on Thursday, February23, 2012  at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Intensive Care Unit of the Shuswap Lake General Hospital or to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Online condolences can be sent through Terry’s obituary at www.bowersfuneralservice.com

Funeral arrangements are in the care of Bowers Funeral Home, Salmon Arm, BC.

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