MCPHEE, Terrance James “Terry”

May 25, 1955 – December 29, 2023

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the sudden but peaceful passing of Terry at the age of 68, after a very lengthy battle with diabetes and kidney disease.

Terry was the beloved husband of Jill (nee Bonin) for 42 years. Loving father of Riley and very proud Papa T of Madison Hope. Predeceased by his parents Clyde and Marguerite McPhee (nee Shewfelt) and his sister Aldene Martynuck. Brother-in-law of Stan Martynuck Sr., Paula Spurway (Ron) and the late Gary Bonin. Predeceased by his in-laws Roland and June Bonin (nee Swan). Uncle Terry will be missed immensely and loved forever by nieces and nephews Stan Martynuck Jr. (Jane), Tammy Zalewski (Walter), Debbie Berto (Robert), Jennifer Grasley (Brady), Mitchell Spurway (Dana) and Greg Bonin (Danielle). He will be remembered by great nieces and nephews Ben, Allison, Matthew, Nicholas, Devann, Kristan, great great nephew James and many, many friends.

Terry took part in a wide variety of activities and causes. He was involved, both on and off stage, with the Sault Opera Society, Musical Comedy Guild and Sault Theatre Workshop. He was a member of the Sault Rotary Club where he was the main host of the Easter Seals Telethon for over 20 years, resulting in him being given the Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his years of dedicated service. He was also a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Kiwanis Club. In his earlier years he was a member of the Sault Navy League and a marching member of the Sault Twirlettes & Drum Corp. Terry’s career included working as an on air DJ for local radio stations CJIC and CKCY, local General Manager for Coca Cola, sales and Marketing Manager with the Ontario Lottery Corporation and General Manager of the OLG Sault Ste. Marie Casino. However, Terry was best known for his undeniable charm, sharp wit and his unconditional love for family and friends.

We want to extend our thanks to Dr. Shafiee, Dr. Berry and the staff in the Sault Area Hospital Renal Unit. And finally, thank you to the kind, caring, hard working and compassionate staff on Cedar 2 at the F. J. Davey Home.

In the words of Winnie the Pooh “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

A celebration of life will be held at a later date. In Terry’s honour, memorial donations, payable (by cheque or online) to a local charity that is meaningful to you, would be greatly appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Arthur Funeral Home – Barton & Kiteley Chapel (492 Wellington St. E; 705-759-2522). Please visit obituaries section to leave a message of condolence as a keepsake for the family.

One thought on “MCPHEE, Terrance James “Terry”

  1. R.I.P Terry! You will be remembered for years to come! When I look up at the frame that has all the Easter Seals family, I always think of you, Mary, Lou and the crew when I see it! I will always remember your laughs, jokes, and the encouraging words you would give me before I went on TV with you and the other telethon crew! R.I.P

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