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Terry Patricia Offen

March 17, 1952 — June 21, 2024

Terry Patricia Offen passed into God's hands quietly and peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on June 21, 2024 in the Township of Tay. She was lucid, thankful and loving to the serene end. The heavens have a most worthy angel to help watch over us all. 

A happy Pollyanna baby girl was born to George and Noreen Huntley on March 17, 1952 in Toronto. She grew up strong and vibrantly alive despite her many health conditions. She faced seemingly insurmountable challenges throughout her 72 years. Pushing aside her own pains and misfortunes, she always had a welcoming smile and helpful hand to any and all she met.

Terry will be dearly missed on this earth by her beloved husband Doug; children Greg, Jennie (Shirley Johns), and Tim Offen; grandkids Katharine Johns, Riley Shubrook (Liam Barrington), Taylor Huntley, Jacob Huntley, Nicholas Huntley, and Auston Huntley; brothers and sister Thomas Huntley (Sylvie), Mary Jane Smyth (Brian), Raymond Huntley (Diane); in-laws Kathie Churchill (Russ), Jean Elford; nieces and nephews Chris Huntley (Lydia O'Regan), Sharon Huntley, Stephanie Chisholm (Johnathan), Amanda Munten (James Owen), Brianne Barnhart (Matt), Conner Barnhart, Rosalyn Barnhart, Knox Barnhart, Derek Churchill (Jen), Jasmine Katona, Kathleen Churchill, Rob Offen (Geraldine), Rus Offen (Lael), Rory Offen, Steve Offen, Laura Draper (Jerry), Justin Draper, Wesley Draper, Stephanie Offen, Corey Offen (Sara Wright), Ryley Offen, Kirsten Offen, Wayne Offen Jr., Mike Elford (Stacie), Samantha Elford, Steven Elford, Addison Elford, David Elford, Diane Dorn (Corey), Garrett Dorn, Adrian Balestra (Shiraz Nerenberg); cousins Pat Burrell (Pam), Gail Turner (Warren), Louisa Duck (Tom), Jim Turner, Robert Turner (Karen), Rosemary Hannah, June Andrews (Doug), Theresa Andrews (Neil Stuart), Dan Andrews (Sue), Jamie Andrews (Bree MacLeod), Phil Andrews (Nesta Matthews), Tom Raymond (Dorris), Bev Erratt, Linda Burrell (Ellen), Teddy Burrell (Jo-Ann), Debbie Henretty (Terry), Joe Cammilleri (Nikki), Jayne Rector, Cyndy Offen; and Aunt Yvonne, Roma Cammilleri. Terry is predeceased by her parents George and Noreen (nee Raymond) Huntley, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws, including; Anne Huntley, Bob and Virginia Offen, Bruce and Jeannine Offen, Wayne Offen. Sally Huntley, Phil Burrell, Jim and Edna Huntley, Mary Raymond, Dorothy and Pat Cammilleri, Lil and Moe Kleisle, Gary Hannah, Jim and June Raymond, Ted Burrell, Billy and Rose Kleisle, Jimmy Kleisle, Phil Raymond, Jim Raymond, John raymond, Paul Raymond, David Raymond, Frank and Mildred Offen, Bill Rice, Syd and Byrle Offen, Jimmy Rector, Donny Offen, auntie Dot and Shorty.

Terry and Doug would have celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on June 28, 2024. Jim and Jean Allard introduced Terry and Doug. They have been side by side since he proposed on June 6, 1974, officially for 50 years and three weeks. They were always happiest together and loneliest when apart. Terry was Doug's whole life for 50 years. A lot of fond memories are lost with her passing. Being in love and having wonderful children and grandchildren were Terry's proudest moments. Many family events were shared, and all the love that flowed generously between family members was cherished by Terry. Meeting new friends and exciting experiences brought joy to our hearts. We will miss her love, support, hugs, and that special feeling Terry gave everyone, the feeling that you are the person she has been waiting to see and she was thrilled to be seeing you. Her unconditional love was felt by so many. Terry hugged with her whole being. You were fully embraced. Even her hearing aids let you know it was her hugging you, she always said with a chuckle when they squealed during a hug "Now you know it's me" and gave you a big smile even though the squealing caused her pain; she left you feeling good.

Medical professionals were a large part of Terry's life and she had some truly great doctors including Dr. B.W. Merrick, Dr. Chrysdale, Dr. Wade, Dr. Johnson, Dr. Price-Jones, Dr. Murdoch, Dr. Scanlon, Dr. Kang, Dr. MacFayden, Dr. Dobrin and Dr. Fortin. Her nurses over the years took such great care of Terry, especially Melissa, who went above and beyond right up to the end, Krista, Jenifer, Robyn, Josh, Michelle, and Carli. Terry's pharmacist Susan Donaldson diligently took care of her very complex prescriptions for many years. We couldn't have managed without the support from her PSWs from Care Partners and Creative Care especially Penny, Trudy, Kristen, Suzanne, Crystal, Kirsten, and others over the years. We cannot thank all of you enough for your care for Terry. Her care team was exceptional and dedicated to helping Terry as best they could. 

Terry wanted a celebration of life in a couple of months in the new house in Port McNicoll. Email theportoffens@gmail.com for the details.

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