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Born: Jun 07, 1959

Date of Passing: Jun 11, 2021

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1959 - 2021

It is with great sadness, we announce the passing of Terry Halldorson. Following a brave battle with cancer, Terry passed on Friday, June 11, 2021, in Pinawa, MB surrounded by his loving family.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Janet of 33 1/2 years, sons, Todd (Alysa) and Jamie, brother Leonard (Catherine and family), sister Lue (Pete and family), the Leganchuks, and many extended family and friends.
Terry celebrated his 62nd birthday on June 7. He has gone to meet his Creator and parents, Helen and Halldor, and many relatives and friends. I'm sure they are reminiscing about the good times they had.
Terry's early years were full of fun. He cherished time with long-time friends, Bill, Gary and Alex including a weekend together last year. Terry created many memories at the St. Vital Hotel and the Marigold Restaurant. He loved to play hockey with the Glenwood Old Stars and baseball with several teams including the Dirty Muggers and Club St. B. Terry met Janet at a baseball tournament in 1982. He always loved to talk about the "Good Old Days".
Terry worked for the City of Winnipeg for 38 years, and held numerous roles: Arena attendant, maintenance of the sidewalks, roads, parks and mechanic. One of his last jobs was in the Training Branch, which he enjoyed, because he loved meeting people including his good friend "Porky" and then Gary. Later, Terry worked part time at the Notre Dame Arena, cleaning the ice for over eight years and had lots of good times with his co-workers there.
He loved spending time with family and his most precious gifts - Todd and Jamie. He enjoyed taking the boys to their sports and camping, including 15 years at Falcon Lake, creating many great memories with friends. One favourite memory, which friends may recall, is when Terry helped the boys make a mini-golf course on our site.
The boys will carry on Terry's passion for golf (Todd) and fishing and ice fishing (Jamie). Terry played countless rounds of golf with Brent and the Brewers, and spent hours fishing with Walter and ice fishing with the Treger men (the big house).
After retirement, Terry wanted to be close to golf and fishing. We had a seasonal camp site at Relax Ridge (thanks Brent for everything) and then purchased a house in Pinawa. Terry became the course marshal at the Pinawa Golf & Country Club, where Terry could continue to meet and greet people. Thanks to Vicki and Adam (he so loved the morning coffees and the occasional visit from Flipper).
Our family is also thankful to Rey who took Terry on his last day of fishing.
Terry said he had "No regrets, I did what I wanted and when I wanted, except one thing… perhaps I should have listened to my wife and quit smoking."
The family thanks the staff at Pinawa Hospital for making his last months as comfortable as possible.
I would like to thank all the people that were in contact with us during the time of my husband's illness. People may not realize how a little act of kindness such as a phone call can help someone going through a difficult time.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Winnipeg Humane Society.
A Celebration of Life will occur in the future; should you want to be included please provide your information to:

& CREMATORIUM, Beausejour
(204) 268-3510 or MB Toll Free 1-877-776-2220

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Jun 19, 2021

Condolences & Memories (33 entries)

  • Janet, I am so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your sons. Lillian Hirsch (former colleague) - Posted by: Lillian Hirsch (Janet’s former colleague) on: Aug 25, 2021

  • Terry will be well missed myself and all the brothers and sisters of the City of Winnipeg had lots of great memories while being around you my friend. My condolences to the family. Rest in peace, see you soon again. - Posted by: Leslie hjorleifson (City of Winnipeg brother of arms) on: Jul 09, 2021

  • We are saddened to hear about Terry's passing. We had many good times coaching the boys in hockey and baseball. Always remember having a beer together after the boys won the hockey tourney in Fargo beating Detroit Lakes in the final.... Our sincere condolences to Janet and the boys.... our thoughts are with you. - Posted by: Sheldon and Michele Birss (friend) on: Jun 29, 2021

  • Words are wonderful as how they can comfort our friend Janet and sons Tod and Jamie. Memories are made over the years that will always live within the hearts of family and friends. Our deepest condolence. Frances and Dennis - Posted by: Frances and Dennis Sinclair-Kaspick (friend) on: Jun 24, 2021

  • I got to know Terry when we were just kids playing hockey. Terry was a stalwart on defense when we first played together on our Glenwood Midget team that lost by a goal in the playoffs that year to the team that ended up winning the city championship. Later Terry and I both ended up working for the city and over the years we found ourselves working together once in awhile. I will never forget the year we were both at St. Vital Park and it was during this time that Terry took me fishing one day on the Red at Selkirk. I caught a 13 lb,31 1/4 inch Walleye that Terry made sure I was able to get in the boat. I memory I will never forget. At the later stage of our city careers I was at the Zoo and Terry was in the training branch. Anytime Terry was close to the Zoo he would search me out and we would spend time just shooting the breeze about work and the old days. Terry was a good guy and I am going to miss that smiling friendly face that always made me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you Janet and your family . Friend Carl Coleman - Posted by: Carl Coleman (Friend ) on: Jun 24, 2021

  • So very sorry for your loss Janet and family 🙏🏻 Terry and I grew up down the street from one another. It was a great surprise two summers ago, when he was not only our starter out at Pinawa, but joined us for nine holes! Wendy and I had the pleasure of seeing him and Janet a couple of times out at Gibs. Terry always brought a smile to my face. He’ll be missed by many. Till we meet again! Danny Knight and Wendy Peters - Posted by: Dan Knight (Friend ) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • Terry was a good friend and like my older brother he had a big heart and was always there to help me with my equipment and giving me heck about using regular gas in the equipment. I found out Terry was sick and called him he was so happy we talked and so was I. I can honestly say this guy was a true and genuine person and I really can't say that about many people. I will miss him dearly, my condolences to you Janet and your family. - Posted by: Mack Licoppe (Friend ) on: Jun 23, 2021

  • Dear Jan and Boys, I am so very sorry for your loss and the pain you must be feeling. You not remember me, Jan, but when you and Terry joined our Mixed Slo-Pitch team, The Outlaws, the fun metre went waaaaaay up, not to mention the number in the win column. I golfed 2 days last summer at Pinawa and wished I'd known you were out there. But alas, I let too much time go by and failed to keep in touch. I know you will have countless happy memories of your wonderful husband and dad. You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Most sincerely, Mo McLeod - Posted by: Maureen (Mo) McLeod (Winakwa Mixed Slo-Pitch Teammate) on: Jun 21, 2021

  • My sincerest condolences to Janet and her two boys! So sorry for your loss! Prayers for strength and courage during this difficult time. Rip Terry! - Posted by: Carol Roy-Amorim (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Janet, our deepest condolences to you and the boys. Terry was a larger than life personality! Our hearts are with you during this difficult time. - Posted by: Terra Maxymowich (Family friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • My condolences to Janet and family. Terry was one of those people you were always happy to see. A good guy, gone to soon. RIP. - Posted by: Bruce McColm (Friend) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Janet and boys, our sincerest condolences for your loss. Terry was larger than life, so jovial with a beer in hand telling one of his stories. He will be sorely missed. - Posted by: Alex and Darlene Smith (Friends) on: Jun 20, 2021

  • Terry was an awesome human being who believed in fairness and fighting for the underdog. I had known him for years, as we were heavily involved in Cupe politics back in the 90s. Ken and I were blessed to be a part of his retirement as well. God bless that man in Heaven. God give peace to you Janet and Todd and Jamie and to all the rest of your family. Terry is already missed immensely! - Posted by: Cynthia and Ken Slapinski (Friends ) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • I was very sorry to hear about your loss, Janet. My sincere sympathy to you and your family. I hope you’ll find comfort in your memories of Terry. Frances Bidewell - Posted by: Frances Bidewell (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences Janet, Todd, Jamie & family. It's been a long time...I remember babysitting the boys while you & Terry would let loose on the weekends! I have known Terry & Janet all of my childhood & teenage years. Terry was a great guy & always made us laugh. We are so very sorry for your loss💞 Louise & Marc Chaput. Daughter of Andre & Alice Viallet - Posted by: Louise (Viallet) Chaput (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Janet and family, Our deepest condolences for the passing of Terry. During this difficult time, may God continue to strengthen and comfort you and the entire family. - Posted by: Daniel Takwa (Co-worker) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Dear Janet, Todd, & Jamie, Our Love and prayers are with you at this time of loss! Terry will be missed especially that booming laugh of his. 💞 Andre & Alice Viallet - Posted by: Andre & Alice Viallet (Family friends) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • It’s so sad to hear of Terry’s passing . My condolences go out to the entire family. Terry was a kind and warm hearted man . Although I hadn’t seen him in many years I’ll always remember having a pint or two with him at St Vital Hotel or at a few Legions in the area . He will be greatly missed no doubt. RIP fine sir ! - Posted by: Glenn Rolfr (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Terry we know you are resting in peace and you will be so missed by so many people. Terry was always the gentle giant with the biggest smile, laughs and full of support to everyone, loved having you guys as our neighbours. To my dear friend Janet, I am always here for you, big hugs. Todd and Jamie, keep living the dream, your Mom & Dad are so proud. Much love & hugs. - Posted by: Lynne & Jason Coward (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Our deepest condolences to the family from steve and Cathy, Mrs Mike’s, rip my friend. - Posted by: Steve mikos (Friend ) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • My most sincere sympathies to Janet and family. Terry was always jovial and ready to hand a helping hand. - Posted by: Shirley Philippot Popiel (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Janet, my sincere condolences to you and the boys. Hoping that memories of happier days will help you through these very difficult times. - Posted by: Bev Wire (Friend ) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • We are so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Terry was a great guy to be around. His sense of humor was contagious. I cherish the memories we have at Falcon Lake. Those were the days my friend. I always knew when Terry was barbequing because my dog Belle went missing. She knew Terry was going to give her steak, smokies or whatever was on his grill. All the fun times with Terry, fishing, golfing and tubing. I will never forget Terry trying out the Air Chair, what a brave man. It is sad knowing that I will never run into Terry. It is comforting to know that all the great memories I have of him will keep him in my heart forever. Until we meet again my friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Janet, Todd and Jamie. Karen Podolsky , Maxcine, Matt - Posted by: Karen Podolsky, Maxcine, Matt (Falcon Lake Friends) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • My deepest condolences Janet and boys. I didn't know Terry well, but met him while working with Janet at Social Services. Janet at I had a camping trip together at Rushing River before we were both married. I remember she had a little to much tequilla, so we had to leave early and I had to dry the wet tent out in my apartment when I got back. Then she married Terry, I was actually just recently looking through the pictures I had from their wedding, both in white, it was a fun day! I had a Halloween costume which was a jumpsuit with a skeleton bones on it, I lent to Terry one year, still not sure how that he fit into it, but apparently he did! Sorry we lost touch Janet and so sad to hear about Terry, he was far to young. - Posted by: Elaine Thidrickson (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Janet & sorry for your loss, remember the good times. - Posted by: Barb Hill (co-worker) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Jan, and boys and families. Our sincere condolences to all of you. We all will miss Terry, he always had time for a friendly chat. Enjoyed the years we got to visit with him at Notre Dame Arena, he would fill us in on Jan and boys. Thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. Beverley, Michael, Randy,Jamie and Kevin Bettens. - Posted by: Beverley Bettens (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • My condolences to family. I'm sadened to hear of this loss he was far too young. I worked with Terry when he was with Training Branch and enjoyed his strong presence & professionalism. You will be sadly missed. RiP Terry.🙏 - Posted by: Bonnie Mckellar (Friend ) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • So sad to read of Terry's passing. My condolences to all Terry's family and friends mourning his loss Sending angels of strength and love to surround you at this sad time. - Posted by: Lisa Rajotte (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Terry was like our other dad. We met as neighbors in Island Lakes but it wasn't long until we became family. Terry was always there to help if we needed anything. Like that time I asked him to remove the baby birds from the nest they made in my house, I couldn't stand to watch but when he was done I asked if he set the birds free. He said "yes Natalie I walked them over to the pond and they are all ok". My kids still talk about the time Terry let them play with his fishing bait when we went to visit and the fun they had swimming at the pool. He was an amazing man and will be missed by all. The Janiks - Posted by: Natalie, Mike and the girls (Family friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Please accept our sincere condolences to you and family. I pray for peace and comfort for you and your loved ones at this difficult time. I am thinking of you and sending hugs. - Posted by: Silvia Macsai (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Lauren and I send our most sincere condolences to you and the boys, Janet. Terry was always full of humour and kindness. We really enjoyed our Sunday evenings playing ball on the Outlaws with you both! We are richer for having known Terry. - Posted by: Joe Laxdal (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • I am so sorry for your loss. - Posted by: Brenda Deneka (Friend) on: Jun 19, 2021

  • Our sincere condolences to Janet and the family in the loss of her husband and father. Al and I enjoyed meeting and getting together with Terry and Janet at Relax Ridge Park in Pinawa. We especially enjoyed celebrating Terry’s 60th birthday! Terry was so excited to share this milestone birthday with his friends at the park!! He was a person who truly enjoyed life and getting together with friends! Al and Audrey - Posted by: Audrey and Al (Friends) on: Jun 19, 2021

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