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Terrance John James (Terry) Tarves




Born: 18 Jul 1921, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan


Died: 22 Sep 2007, Abbotsford, British Columbia


TARVES, Terrance John James (Terry) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Terry Tarves: husband, brother, father, and grandfather. Terry was predeceased by his mother and father, Goldie and Gordon Tarves; brothers Bruce and Dale Tarves; sister Beryl (Tarves) Cane, and son Dougie Tarves. Terry was born on July 18, 1921 in Prince Albert, Sask., and died on September 22, 2007 in Abbotsford, BC. Terry and his family moved to Calgary in 1929. During his school years in Calgary, Terry attended Balmoral School and Crescent Heights High School. He served in the Navy during World War II, and worked as a Stoker and Ship Writer aboard the HMCS New Waterford. Following the War, Terry returned to Calgary and played football for the Calgary Stampeders in 1946 and 1947. After a short move to B.C., he returned to Calgary and worked various jobs until settling in with Royalite Oil, and then Gulf Oil, until his retirement. Terry leaves to mourn, his loving wife, Lavina; his four sons, Jim, Chris (Pat), Shane (Christiane) and Howard (Morgan); sisters Gail (Gerry) Parcells, Joan (Gordon) Evans; brothers Laurie (Dallas) and Gordon (Ethel); extended family Cheryl Tubb, Joe (Debbie) Tubb, Lavina (Hayden) Miller Tubb, Diana (Stuart) Falconer; and numerous grandchildren. A Memorial Service will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch No. 264, 1910 Kensington Road N.W., Calgary on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. (Telephone 283-5264). For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer Society of Canada, 20 Eglinton Avenue West, Suite 1200, Toronto, ON M4R 1K8.


Ships served in:


HMCS PRINCE HENRY - Served in Prince Henry in 1943. Terry is in the 1943 crew photo



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