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FERNANDEZ, Terence Charles – February 22, 1933 – October 17, 2018

Peacefully, on October 17, 2018 Terry passed away with his family by his side, at the Lake of the Woods District Hospital.

Terry was the proud owner and operator of Gayles Motel in Keewatin up to the date of his passing.  Terry and his wife ran the business for 38 years.  He made many friends during this time, all of whom would come by daily for a cup of coffee and a chat.  His kindness, generosity, and gentleness were well known by all who knew him.

Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Leonie, whom he was married to for 56 years, his children, Jeffrey (Leanne) and their son Ryley, Jackie (Kevin) and their daughters, Cierra and Shelby.  His granddaughters were the absolute light of his life. And to them, he was their beloved Papa.

Also left to mourn is his sister, Colleen (Cyril), sister-in-law, Claudette (Lionel), brothers-in-law, Rene (Gene) and Marcus (Sheila), and numerous nieces and nephews.

Terry was predeceased by his parents Victor and Doreen, brother, Ralph and grandson Hazen.

The family would like to thank the many 3rd East Nurses and Doctors at Lake of the Woods District Hospital that cared for Terry during his stay there.  They were nothing short of angels.

Funeral mass will be held at St. Louis Catholic Church in Keewatin on Monday, October 22, 2018 at 11am.  A light lunch will follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the LOWDH Foundation or a charity of one’s choice.