We Remember

HAMMOND, John Terrence “Terry”

It is with deep sadness we announce that Terry passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 28, 2023, at the Central Okanagan Hospice House.  In the days leading up to this, he was surrounded by his loving family.

Terry was born December 28, 1942, in Moose Jaw, SK, to Les and Vivian Hammond. He attended Teacher’s College in Regina where he met his true love and future wife, Shirley Adrian.  They married in 1963 and had two sons Scott and Todd.  Terry attended the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon where he attained two degrees. Terry’s teaching career spanned 33 years, including time in Saskatchewan, North Vancouver, BC, and Germany with the Department of National Defense where the family spent three years living overseas.  After officially retiring he worked for the Kelowna Courier’s Kids Page, further enjoying his love of teaching.  He also taught at Sylvan Learning Centre.

Terry is survived by Shirley his loving wife of 60 years; sons Scott (Blaire), and Todd (Debbie); along with three grandchildren whom he adored; his brother Garth, sister Diane and their families; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and all of his wife’s family.

At Terry’s request, there will be no funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Central Okanagan Hospice House, or a charity of your choice.  Your generosity is greatly appreciated.

Terry will forever be remembered for his wonderful smile, kindness, and generosity. He was a truly loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend to those who had the pleasure of knowing him.

The family would like to express gratitude for the many kindnesses evidenced in thought and deed.  They would also like to thank all the kind and gentle doctors, nurses, and other care workers who looked after Terry at Kelowna General Hospital and the Central Okanagan Hospice House.  Special thanks to Dr. Rosalie Swart.

“To teach is to touch a life forever”

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  • Ken and Agnes Howard says:

    Shirley and Family: So sorry to read of Terry’s passing.. know that you are in our thoughts at this difficult time.. Take care of each other.
    Ken and Agnes Howard

  • Mandy Wedel says:

    Shirley & Family
    I am terribly sorry for your loss and would like to pass along my sincerest condolences and love. Although I only knew Terry from my work (formerly at Pearle Vision) I knew he had the most genuine heart, and always encouraged those around him to learn – along with Shirley. I am so very glad to have met Terry and will be thinking of your family during this time. Sending you a big hug Shirley.
    Sincerely, Mandy Wedel

  • Dolly & Larry Doyle says:

    Shirley and family. We are saddened to learn of Terry’s passing. He was the nicest person with a kind heart and happy disposition. We are happy to have known him. He will be missed by all who knew him.
    May your wonderful memories help to comfort you during this difficult time.
    Dolly & Larry Doyle.

  • kathleen johnson (adrian) says:

    Sorry to hear of Terry passing.

    Thinking of you Shirley and your family. Peace be with you. Kathleen

  • Brian and Sue Poulton says:

    To Shirley, Scott, Todd and family our heart felt condolences your loss, sending our thoughts and prayers across the miles.

  • Gary Davidson says:

    Sorry to hear of your brothers passing.

  • Blaine and Jill MacDonald says:

    Dear Shirley (Scott and Todd), We were very sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. It’s been many years since Germany, but we still remember both of you, and Terry’s easy smile. Blaine said the boy’s were good kids in school as well. We imagine he’ll be sorry missed by family and close friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Jill and Blaine MacDonald

  • Bob Wood says:

    A good man with a charming smile. Good neighbour(s) from 1975 to 1982 in North Vancouver.
    Condolences to Shirley, Scott, Todd, and extended family.

  • Barbara & Jim Moroz (Adrian) says:

    Shirley and family
    We are sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Our condolences and know that you and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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