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Terrence (Terry) L. W. Shangraw

October 24, 2023


November 18, 1946 - October 24, 2023

In loving memory ~

Terrence (Terry) L. W. Shangraw passed away peacefully on October 24, 2023, at the New Denver Pavillion after complications from Parkinsons disease. Terry was 76 years young.

Terry was born in Kingston, Ontario on November 18, 1946, to Gerald and Viola Shangraw. He was the middle sibling to Carolynn and Dale. Carolynn recalls how much Terry and his dad were alike. They were both always chasing dreams and rainbows. Terry spent many summers on the family farm with his grandparents. It was there outside Yarker that there was a road named after the family (Shangraw Road).

Terry went to school with the famous hockey player Bobby Orr. In his early twenties, Terry met the Everly Brothers. Terry loved music, singing and drumming (which he had an exceptional ear and voice for). His children remember him having a set of drums in the basement.

In the early seventies, Terry moved to Calgary, where he owned a photography studio; he had a passionate eye for beauty. Terry spent some time in Taiwan working where he was known as Mr. Canada.

1997 brought him to Nelson where he worked for a computer company in sales and repairs. In late 1999 he founded and built Paxx Computers. He retired from there in 2003. Terry drove a taxi in Nelson which was perfect for him, he loved talking to people and people loved talking to him. Terry was heavily involved with the Nelson Lion's Club where he was President for several years. On July 1, at their annual pancake breakfast, you could find him flipping pancakes and clearing tables. He also chaired many committees and helped with their annual firewood. Terry loved to talk publicly and even more so with a microphone in his hand. In the days of the IOF Foresters, he loved to be one of the auctioneers at many of their functions. He was never shy or at a loss for words around a microphone or a crowd of people.

Terry is survived by his wife of 18 years, Donna, sister Carolynn (Rich), sister-in-law Dianne, and brother Dale who has passed before him. He is also survived by his daughters Tara (Blaise), Kelly, grandson Shaye, and Breanna, and grandson Aiden, and Bryce (Amanda).

Terry was a kind, gentle soul and very much a gentleman.

Special thanks to Dr. Kobayashi, the third-floor nurses and care aides at KLH as well as the staff at the New Denver Pavillion.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no service by request.

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