It is with great sadness that we must announce the passing of Frederick J Terrio of Joggins on Tuesday, August 21, 2012. Fred passed away at Gables at the age of 86 with his wife Myrtle and family by his side.
Born in Joggins, he was a son of the late Patrick and Daisy (Belliveau) Terrio.
Fred was a proud World War II Veteran, having served in England, France, Belgium, Holland and Germany. He returned to work in the Coal Mine in Joggins for a few years then as custodian at the Joggins Elementary School. He worked for 29 years at Sifto Salt until his retirement. In his younger years he played fiddle and traveled the Atlantic Provinces playing with various bands. He was a member of the Joggins Royal Canadian Legion. A lover of the outdoors, he was an avid hunter and fisherman.
Fred was a true family man who always put his wife and children ahead of anything. He will be dearly missed by them all. Left to mourn are his wife Myrtle (Brown), Amherst; children Marilyn LeBlanc, River Hebert, Pat (Branka), Halifax, Lou Anne (Herb) Berry, Minudie; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren.
He was predeceased by an infant daughter Mary; son-in-laws Basil Cormier and Paul LeBlanc; siblings Kenneth, Elmer, Kathleen Mills, Alice LeBlanc and Rita Dujay.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Furlong~Jones Funeral Home, River Hebert (902-667-8777). There will be no visitation. Funeral Mass will be celebrated from the St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church on Friday, August 24, 2012 at 2 pm, Father Vernon Driscoll officiating. Burial will follow in the Parish Cemetery.
Those wishing to make a donation in Fred's memory may do so to the Canadian Cancer Society.