Therese Marie MacRitchie
Terry passed away peacefully at home on August 11, 2020, after a long and courageous struggle with cancer. Facing overwhelming pain, Terry chose the moment of her passing surrounded by family. She is at peace now.
Terry was born in Anua Uyo, Nigeria on January 8, 1954, to medical missionary parents, Dr. Frank and Jean Griffin. Terry came to Canada from England in 1957 when her father accepted a locum in Newfoundland later joining the Canadian military. Terry was raised in Eastern Canada, the family settling in Ottawa after postings across Canada.
Terry gained undergraduate and graduate degrees respectively at Carleton University in Ottawa and Dalhousie University in Halifax. Terry lived and worked almost 30 years in Calgary for various oil and gas companies and raised her family in Wildwood.
In 2000, the family acquired their property in Rushmere, B.C., and made this their home in 2012.
She was a familiar sight in Rushmere on her daily walks with her dog and with neighbours. She was pillar of support representing and gaining recognition for the Rushmere Community as well as volunteering for several non-profit organizations in the Columbia Valley.
She will be greatly missed.
Terry is survived by her husband Ken, her sons, Neill and Derek, her mother Jean, seven brothers and sisters, and many nieces and nephews.
No service is planned at this time. If you wish to do something in her memory, please consider a donation to the B.C Cancer Foundation.
Arrangements entrusted to McPherson Funeral Services. Condolences for the family can be offered at www.mcphersonfh.com
McPherson Funeral Service