Terry Donohue Obituary
In Loving Memory of

Terrence “Terry” Donohue

1940 - 2023

Obituary of Terrence “Terry” Donohue

Passed away peacefully on Monday, March 20, 2023 at the age of 82 surrounded by the love of his family. He is the beloved husband of Rita to whom he was married to for 59 years and 8 months. Loving father of Kevin (Shari) and Jeff (Dawn). Cherished Papa to Ashlyn, Drayden, Kaitlyn (Cailem), Daniel (Amber) as well as great grandpa to 5. He will be missed by his brother Tim (Marney), brother-in-law Yvan of Victoria, BC, sister-in-law Madeleine of Toronto, many nieces, nephews and extended family members. Terry was a beloved member of the community and touched the lives of many.

Terry was a passionate sailor and a member of the Sugarloaf Sailing Club. He loved spending time on the water and could often be found fishing or reading a book on his boat. In addition to sailing, Terry enjoyed gardening and spending time outdoors. Terry was also deeply involved with St. Kevin Catholic Church, Welland, where he served as a Minister of the Eucharist and the Word. He was an active member of the Catholic community, participating in Marriage Encounter, Cursillo, and COR. Throughout his life, Terry was committed to helping others and making a difference in his community. He worked as an insurance broker for many years and was the Past President of the Association for Community Living. He was also involved with Big Brothers of Canada and made a positive impact on the lives of countless young people. Terry will be remembered for his kind heart and generous spirit. He had a special gift for making people feel loved and valued. He was known for his thoughtful gestures, such as calling friends and family on their birthdays to wish them well. His family and friends will miss those calls, but they will always cherish the memories of Terry's kind and caring nature.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place. A funeral service will be held on Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 123 King St, Port Colborne at 1p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Walker Family Cancer Centre.

Service Information

Funeral Service

Date: March 28, 2023
Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 2:00 pm
Venue: St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, 123 King St, Port Colborne
http://www.stpatrickcatholic.ca/


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Brian DiMartile
8 months ago

Rita, Tim (Marnie) and Family: “Many” adolescent years ago, I had the pleasure along with Danny, to reap the advice of Terry whenever the Dynamic Trio needed it. He truly was a special person then and I imagine now. BettyAnn and I send our deepest condolences. Take care. God Bless.

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Anna Iannotta
8 months ago

Rita and family, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Terry was a good, kind man. He will be missed. With deep sympathy.

Jim Chalcraft
8 months ago

I have had the pleasure of knowing Terry for over 30 years. Over that time, I never heard him speak a bad word about anyone and he was ALWAYS a true gentleman. He will be missed by his many friends. Rest in peace.

Sharie Bates Alderdice
8 months ago

Dear Rita, Tim and families. Terry always made me smile. Great memories of good times at the Middleton cottage in Muskoka. Always remembered, never forgotten. With deepest sympathy and love.

Tom and Sylvia Little
8 months ago

I first met Terry in 1972 when my Dad worked with him. He struck me as a true gentleman, a mentor to others in the business, and a man with integrity and high moral standards. I know he was respected in the Insurance Industry and the community,, certainly by all who knew him. In later years, even if it had been quite some time, he always had a cheerful greeting when we ran into each other. He will be missed

Laurie Dayboll and Phil Bearss
8 months ago

Rita,
We are so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. It was such a pleasure to get to know him, through his support of you during our shared Election experiences. At the end of every event, he’d be there with his quick wit and twinkling eyes, keeping spirits up after long days. As always, thoughts of him bring a smile to my face, Rita. We hope that all of those bright memories lighten your heavy heart <3.

Carole (Maurice) Schmidt
8 months ago

Rita, Jeff and Kevin. I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Terry. He was such a gentle soul and I so enjoyed working for him. He was always there for me no matter what, the voice of reason. He will be dearly missed by all. Big hugs to you and the boys.

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Penny Middleton
8 months ago

Hello Rita, Tim and Marney and Family,
My deepest thoughts and prayers for you all in memory of Terry’s passing. I hope to make it down for the funeral on Tuesday. Terry was always so kind and caring to everyone. He had a great sense of humour and a contagious laugh. He was always interested in everyone. Love to you all. Pam(McKenzie) and Penny Middleton.

Fiona Shabley
8 months ago

Rita, Jeff and Kevin. Words cannot express how sorry Ray and I are in your loss of Terry. He was a wonderful man, friend, and employer. He was so warm and genuine. Never forgot my birthday or my family members even after we had parted ways. Always had a warm smile and hug if needed. The living world has lost very special person, but heaven has gained a truly amazing angel. Deepest sympathies. Fiona and Ray Shabley and family.

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Alan Kay & family
8 months ago

Rita, Kevin, Jeff and family, we’re so sorry about the loss of Terry. What a kind and funny man he was. Time with him was always well spent. His infectious smile will always be remembered. Now he’s with our Mom and Dad reliving all the good times they had together. All our love.
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Diego, Deyanira Benavides and family.
8 months ago

Dearest Rita, Kevin, Jeffrey and family. We are saddened to learn about Terry’s passing and send you all our heartfelt condolences. Terry’s love and your family’s welcome to us when we came to Welland will always be something very special and cherished!. We will definitely miss his calls on our birthdays and his cheerful chat with us. He will be forever in our hearts! ❤️💐 Love to you all!
Diego, Deyanira Benavides and family.

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Bryce and Anne Musgrave
8 months ago

Dear Rita, Kevin, Jeff and family: Our sincerest sympathy to all of you on the passing away of your dear husband Terry, father,, grand and great grand-father and dear friend. We are blessed for having Terry and all of you touch our lives. May Terry rest in peace and may the love you shared with him continue to sustain and support you in the days ahead. God bless you. Sincerely,
Bryce and Anne Musgrave

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Mike and Ilona
8 months ago

Rita and family. We’re so sorry to hear of Terry’s death.
As his obituary stated, he never forgot to call me and my daughter Lynn on our birthdays.
He was a sweet and caring man.

Carole and Bruce Saalmans
8 months ago

I am so sorry for your loss. Terry was so kind, and cheerful. His dedication to his loved ones was remarkable especially in the past few years.

Cathy O'Leary
8 months ago

Rita, Jeff, Kevin and family – I was saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I will miss my birthday phone call and catching up what is going on with your family. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.

Those we love don’t go away
They walk beside us every day
Unseen, unheard but always near
Still loved, still missed and very dear

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Nancy and Dave Busch
8 months ago

Rita. Our sincere condolences to you and your family. Dave and I will certainly miss Terry’s birthday phone calls next year. Rest in peace Terry

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Ross & Jane
8 months ago

Rest in peace my dear friend. We will miss you.

Neitha Rose
8 months ago

I was saddened to read of Terry’s passing. There are so many memories from growing up in the “old neighbourhood”. My thoughts and prayers are with you Rita and your family as well as with Tim and his family. As much as I would want to attend the celebration of Terry’s life, John had a stroke in November and it keeps me close to home. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Debbie and Denis Tessier
8 months ago

There are no words to express how sorry we are to hear of Terry’s passing. To his dear wife Rita and children Kevin and Jeff and loved ones, may God comfort you with the knowledge that Terry is resting in his loving and merciful embrace! Love to all the family!

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