Terrence (Terry) William Roberts, 69, of Sidney, B.C. passed away on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 after a long battle with lymphoma. He was surrounded by loving family and friends.
Terry was born August 8th, 1944 in Vancouver, B.C., to Alfred and Eleanor Roberts, and after spending part of his childhood in Whitehorse, settled in Dawson Creek in 1952. There, he met and married Bonnie Marsha Aspden, who remained the love of his life for over 50 years. In 1967, his considerable mechanical talents led him to found Northern Diesel Services, where he would spend the rest of his career, always ready with a welcoming smile, hot cup of coffee, and fishing stories told over a game of cribbage. An active member of the community, Terry served many years as a volunteer firefighter and avid supporter of minor and junior hockey.
After raising a family, Terry and Bonnie retired to Sidney, B.C., where he followed his passion for boating and fishing. Over the years, he enjoyed countless hours with friends and family aboard the Tawny Port, passing his love of the sea on to a new generation.
Terry is lovingly remembered by his wife Bonnie, brother Thomas (Judy), sons Todd, Troy (Laurie) and Chad (Angela), and grandchildren Brooklyn, Rachael, Jacqueline, Nicholas, Kayla, Samuel, Matthew, and Joseph.
A great husband, father, friend, and mentor, Terry embraced life, relished his family, and created a lasting impression wherever he went. He will be remembered by many and dearly missed.