Bishop, Terrance Edmund “BISH”
December 16, 1949 – October 29, 2020
It is with great sorrow we announce that Terry has passed away peacefully in his home, with his family at his side. Terry battled many illnesses throughout his lifetime, with cancer in the end taking his breath away.
Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother-in-law, uncle and friend to all he met.
Terry is survived by his wife Sylvia of 49 years; his son Ryan; Daughter-in-law Erin; and Grandsons Daniel and Justin of Kenora.
He is also survived by his one sister Penny Bishop of Vancouver, B.C.; His brothers-in-law and sisters in law: Robert Hertz; Leo & Joyce Hertz; Walter & Marlene Hertz; Dolores & Jack Shodin; Gary Hertz; Estelle & Carlo Cantera; Brian Hertz; Joe & Jennifer Hertz; Greg Hertz; Tom & Marj Hertz; Leanne and Garry Schwartz; Carla and Rick Campbell; Paul Hertz & Marlene Fenlon; Rose Bishop; and many nieces and nephews, throughout Canada and California.
Terry was predeceased by his parents Jack and Cherie (Teresa); his brothers Eric; Jack; Bill; and Mark; sisters-in-law Nancy Bishop and Louise Hertz; Mother and Father in Law Dorothy and Eric Hertz, his niece Tracy Bishop and his Nephews Tim Bishop and Brad Hertz.
Terry was employed as a conductor for C.P.R. right out of high school, retiring in 1994. He later went to work with his son Ryan, in Ryan’s Plumbing and Heating business, where his fondest memories were made and a very special father/son relationship grew. Terry also went on to delivering parts for Auto Parts Central & Piston Ring which he greatly enjoyed.
Terry loved his vehicles in particular the jeep that he constructed from scratch, and his 1970 El Camino. He also loved and had a special place in his heart for all dogs!
The outdoors, camping, fishing, boating, hunting, and quad riding, brought Terry great joy. (kayaking not so much)! Spending time with Ryan, Erin and his grandsons of whom he was so proud, was very special to Terry. Spending time at their cottage in Sioux Narrows was also such a treat for him. Many memories, (mostly good), were also made with the many trips to Pike Lake over the years!
Terry was a kind, caring, loving person. He was often called ‘The Gentle Giant’, ‘Ter Bear’ or ‘Big Guy’ by those who came to know him.
He has left a huge void in our lives and we will surely miss his laugh, his smile and that quick sense of humour!
Due to Covid restrictions, a small family gathering will take place at a later date.