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KINSELLA, Terrence (Terry) Patrick

October 11, 1926 – Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta
February 25, 2019 – Calgary, Alberta

Terrence (Terry) Kinsella of Calgary, Alberta passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, February 25, 2019 at the age of 92 years.

Terry was a kind man with a gentle soul, who loved to joke around, had a quick smile and a wonderful way of making friends with anyone. The eldest of five children, Terry was born and raised in Riviere Qui Barre, Alberta and grew up on the family farm. He was active in farming, and his true love was baseball. Terry lived and worked in Edmonton and later moved to Calgary, working in furniture sales at Eaton’s, The Bay and Sears. He was active in his community and could often be found socializing with friends over coffee or playing cribbage.

Terry was dedicated to his family. He was a proud father of four children and was especially committed to raising his special-needs son, Thomas, until his untimely passing in 2001. His love for Thomas was immediately evident to all who saw Terry holding him, playing with him, reading to him, or pushing him in his wheelchair. Family brought Terry much joy and happiness, and many happy times were spent in Kananaskis country at the William Watson Lodge. Terry was blessed with four grandchildren of whom he was so proud and who brought him endless joy.

Terry is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years Shirley Kinsella (nee Fletcher); daughter Ruth (Kevin) van Wyk; sons Randy (Tracy) and Gary (Marguerite); grandchildren Adalyn & Ella van Wyk, Ian Kinsella and Lisa (Drew) Tigges; sister Ellen (Ernie) Caron; brother Mark; sisters-in-law Hilda Fletcher and Pauline Kinsella; as well as many nieces, nephews and special friends. He was predeceased by his son Thomas; parents Thomas and Aaljte (Olive); brother Jack; infant sister Ellen; brothers-in-law John, Dale and Allen Fletcher; and sisters-in-law Gwen Fletcher and Yvette Kinsella.

A memorial service to celebrate Terry’s life will be held on Friday, March 29th, 2019 at 2p.m. at McInnis & Holloway (Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40 Street S.E., Calgary, AB). Reception to follow in the Hospitality Centre at the Funeral Home. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Terry may be made to the William Watson Lodge Society – www.williamwatsonlodgesociety.com/donations.

Our family wishes to thank the staff at McKenzie Towne Care Centre for their kind and compassionate care.

In living memory of Terrence Kinsella, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Deerfoot South, 12281 – 40th STREET S.E., Calgary, AB T2Z 4E6, Telephone: 403-203-0525.

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  1. Dear Shirley and family, My deepest sympathy and heart felt sadness. Terry was always fun and a pleasure to know and spend time with.
    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss.

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  2. Gary F Marasco & Jannine Murdoch

    Dear Shirley and Family,
    On behalf of the Elks Crib Club, our deepest condolences. Terry was a fixture at the Club for almost 30-years. One could always count on a smile and a friendly jab from Terry. He was a good card player whose skills were only surpassed by his gentle nature and kindness. We miss him.
    On a personal note, dinner on Thursdays hasn’t been quite the same since Terry & Shirley had to leave the Club – “beer, pie or both” decisions aren’t as fun to make without Terry to share it with.
    Jannine & Gary

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  3. Dear Shirley,
    I was so very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing.
    My thoughts went back to school and the fun times we had.
    It brought a smile to my face, as Terry always did during our visits.
    I feel blessed to have know him.
    Love and hugs,
    Bonnie

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  4. Shirley and Family,
    We are deeply saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. May the precious memories you hold so dearly in your heart bring you comfort in the days to come.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    We were blessed to have met Terry while my Father Larry and Mom Jean were in McKenzie Towne Long Term Care.
    Hugs from Wendy , Jean Clay and Family.

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  5. Wayne Sutherland

    Dear Shirley and Family,
    We would like to send our deepest sympathy and heart felt condolences .
    Terry will be dearly missed by all that knew him.
    Wayne &Diane Sutherland and family
    Garry & Heather Sutherland and family.

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  6. My sincerest sympathies to you Shirley, Ruth and family.
    Terry was such a kind and loving family man. I have many fond memories of my time with Thomas and you all. I will be thinking of you this afternoon. Love Lynda Dagenais and family.

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