Terry Eddy

Terry Eddy

1927 - 2024

Terry Eddy

Terry Eddy

1927 - 2024


Celebrating The Life of Terry Eddy 

Terrance Archibald Eddy, was born on January 5, 1927  in Prince Albert Saskatchewan to parents Archibald Montgomery Eddy and Sarah McCrum. Terry was followed by his brother William and sister Barbara. He Passed on June 11, 2024 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

Terry had an adventurous childhood playing around the North Saskatchewan  River, participating in sports and spending time at the McCrum family homestead. He had a quick wit and a great sense of humour from the start.

When World War II started, Prince Albert became a training site for pilots. Terry as a teenager, desperately wanted to learn to fly but his mother was adamantly against it. His lifelong love of airplanes never left him and his children have many memories of attending air shows near and far. His kids also remember taking Sunday drives with Dad that always ended with an ice cream cone. Terry loved ice cream.

Terry joined the Royal Bank of Canada at age 16 and had a career that spanned over 50 years. Starting as a teller and working up to manager, he was transferred to towns all over the province of Saskatchewan where he gained many friends and the respect of staff and community alike. He cared about his customers and knew them personally. He completed his RBC career as top salesman selling RRIF’s with the “Grey Panthers”.

While Terry was working in Shaunavon, he spotted a vivacious brunette at a local dance. Kathleen (Kay) Illerbrun wasn’t too interested at the time but when they met again in Swift Current, he won her heart. They married June 1, 1953 and over the years had five children: Debra, Pamela, Heather, Darin and Randal.

While Terry had many talents, home repairs and construction were not among them. His toolbox consisted of a kitchen knife and black electricians tape that seemed to work surprisingly well - for awhile. He did enjoy his labelling machine and labelled absolutely everything he could lay his hands on or that wasn’t hidden. While he might not have been a handyman, “two finger Terry” could type faster than most people using all ten. He loved his typewriter and would frequently type letters to his family and friends telling them the news of the day.

Terry was very musical and began playing piano at an early age. His Uncle Jim McCrum taught him to read guitar chords providing the bass notes and Terry would play the melody by ear. Hum a tune and Terry could play it.

One of the first things Terry would do wherever he lived was to search out fellow musicians. He played in dance bands and remained friends with some talented musicians throughout his life. One of the best dances he played was for his own 50th wedding anniversary. His friends came from all over Saskatchewan and Alberta to play with him. It was a magical night with special memories for all. Terry’s dream of playing with a Dixieland jazz band was realized when he was chosen to appear on the show “Thrill of a Lifetime” in Toronto.

Terry shared his passion for music with his family and his community. He was an excellent speaker with a huge capacity for jokes that he told extremely well. He had everyone in a room comfortable and laughing in no time. In his retirement, he hired out for many gigs under the name “Tunes by Terry”and continued entertaining well into his 90’s.

Terry was very proud of being a member of Alcoholics Anonymous from the age of 27 until the end of his life. He showed great compassion and never turned down a request to help someone in need. He made a real difference for many people and earned their deep respect. He was sought after as a keynote speaker at many AA conventions.

Terry loved to travel and spent many hours researching and planning trips. The Eddy kids were lucky to travel extensively in Canada and the USA. Terry and Kay also travelled internationally. They loved camping and were part of the Good Sam club for many years. People came to know that the “TA & Kay” license plate meant great hospitality and lots of fun with Terry and his keyboard providing entertainment.

Terry and Kay volunteered in every community they lived in. They were named Foam Lake’s Citizens of the Year in 2002. As well, they were inducted as life members of the Lion’s club where Terry was one of the best loved “Tail Twisters”. In Ituna SK, Terry organized the “Hike for Tikes” and raised much needed funding for the local orphanage. In his retirement years, Terry volunteered to drive people to medical appointments and continued this service well into his 80’s. He was a welcome entertainer in the senior’s home. One of his favourite volunteer gigs was chauffeuring entertainers at the Saskatoon Jazz Festival where he met many of his favourite musicians.

Terry and Kay enjoyed meeting their neighbours and generously opened their home to newcomers. One of Terry’s favourite activities was his daily outing to coffee row where he and the Foam Lake “Senators” would discuss and solve the problems of the world.

Terry and Kay moved to Saskatoon in 2017 where they resided until his passing.

Terry is survived by his: wife of 71 years, Kathleen. He is also survived by his son Darin (Shannon) Eddy and daughters Debra (Peter) Kozak, Pamela Mackinnon and Heather Wielgoz, 10 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren. He was pre-deceased by his son Randal in 1991.

Celebration Of Life

11:00 a.m.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Holy Spirit Catholic Church

114 Kingsmere Place Saskatoon, SK


Those wishing to send cards

of caring & sympathy may send them to

The Family of Terry Eddy

230 Avondale Rd.

Saskatoon, SK S7H 5C7


Donations in memory of

Terry may be made to

The Saskatoon Lions Club

P.O. Box 1425

Saskatoon, SK   S7K 3P7


A Charity of Ones Choice

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Celebration of Life

Friday, July 5, 2024
11:00 am
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
114 Kingsmere Place
Saskaton, Saskatchewan, Canada