After a life well lived, Terry passed away on August 3, 2015 following a brief illness. Son of Genevieve and Charles Kehoe, Terry was predeceased by his beloved wife of 51 years, Nora Kehoe (née Valentine.) Terry will be adored always by his four daughters and their husbands, and the grandchildren who provided him with endless joy and pride: Carol and Roland Merkosky and their children Brendan, Frances, David and Claire–semicolon– Peggy and Guy Hervieux and their children Annie, Élise and Charles–semicolon– Susan and David Bonar and their children Sean and Mark–semicolon– Patricia and Kevin Neveu and their children Stephen and Sophie. Terry was predeceased by brothers Charles and John, and will be greatly missed by John’s family as well as the Valentine family.
Born in Toronto, Terry grew up in Calgary where he graduated from the Alberta College of Art. His career with Neon Products Ltd. spanned 39 years from artist to sales and then management. After retirement, Terry enjoyed many years advertising for New Trail Magazine at the U of A, fundraising at Newman Theological College, teaching watercolour painting, and volunteering at the Edmonton Food Bank.
Terry loved the Alberta Prairie, hiking Edmonton’s glorious river valley, family times at Sylvan Lake, and golfing with his friends. His talent and passion were displayed in his skill as a watercolour artist, leaving a legacy to be enjoyed and shared by all who knew him.
In lieu of flowers, donations gratefully accepted by Newman Theological College 10012-84 Street Edmonton AB T6A 0B2, or, Catholic Family Service (in support of the Nora Valentine-Kehoe Family Fund) Suite 250, 707 – 10 Avenue SW Calgary AB T2R 0B3.
A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday, August 6th at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 9830 -148 Street in Edmonton. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Paul Kavanagh at 11:00 a.m., Friday, August 7th at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.