We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Thom's Funeral Home And Reception Centre
Terry Brian Paskaruk
May 15, 1960 – July 06, 2022
It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce the unexpected passing of Terry Paskaruk on July 06, 2022, at the age of 62.
Terry was born in Hamilton, Ontario. He was the 2nd oldest brother and had 3 younger sisters.
Terry grew up on an acreage just outside of Brantford, Ontario. Riding dirt bikes, shooting pellet guns and arrows and playing ice hockey on the creek that ran through the property. His parents saw his interest and signed him up to play Novice hockey and that’s where it all began.
Playing alongside with Wayne Gretzky and other great hockey players.
While in his teens, the family made a move to Calgary, Alberta in 1975.
Terry enjoyed all sports and played well in anything he tried, but his first passion was hockey.
Terry excelled playing in the WHL with the Saskatoon Blades, University hockey as well as playing hockey overseas in Germany.
After relocating to Airdrie, Alberta, Terry found himself coaching hockey. He coached a lot of kids through the years and a few of the players that he coached went on to play in the NHL. Terry was a very talented coach in many ways. Technical skating skills were key, as well as how to read the game and the ice. And in doing so, his teams won many games.
Terry also had the privilege of teaching and coaching his son Anthony who also played AJHL hockey with the Brooks Bandits and now lives and plays hockey in Sweden.
Terry also has three beautiful daughters’ that he loved deeply and he kept close to his heart, each and every day. Alyssa, Katrina and Rianna.
As much as hockey was a big part of his life, being healthy and whole was too. As a hockey player through the 70’s and 80’s, a time of very physical and brutal on-ice checking, Terry endured many concussions and was on a lifelong search to find natural products that would contribute to a better well-being. And that led him to find TrueHope, a supplement and vitamin company. Terry was so impressed with the results he received, that he became passionate in sharing his story with people he met, and that led to becoming a representative for TrueHope.
Terry loved people. It didn’t matter who Terry met, he always had the ability to connect and get a conversation started.
Terry had the gift of gab as they say and truly enjoyed engaging with the public and travelling across Southern Alberta, meeting new people.
Terry will be sorely missed by the many people that came across his path.
Terry was predeceased by his parents Andrew and Hazel Paskaruk of Airdrie, Alberta and ex-wife Tannis Barr of Calgary, Alberta. Terry is survived by his wife Nathalie. Terry is also survived by his children, Alyssa (Ben) Pegg and granddaughter Elizabeth, Katrina (Charles) Eskow and grandson Brayden. Rianna Paskaruk and Anthony (fiancée Julia) Paskaruk. Brother Bill (Valerie) Paskaruk, sisters Brenda Paskaruk, Lorraine (Warren) Press and Charlene Kaddoura. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles and friends.