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Terrance Lee Popplewell

May 11, 1945 - August 25, 2012


In the early morning hours of Saturday, August 25, 2012, Terrance Lee Popplewell passed away suddenly at the East Kootenay Regional Hospital at the age of 67 years. He is the beloved husband of Linda (Gauthier) and the loving father of two daughters; Stacey Tolles (Jack), and Charlene Nielsen (Scott), and grandchildren: Bria, Erica, Sara, Natalie, and Jorgen. He also leaves his brother Bill (Bonnie) as well as brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, with nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents Marie and Angus.
Terry was born in Calgary, AB, on May 11, 1945 to Angus and Marie (Geisbrecht) Popplewell. Terry and his family moved to Rossland where his father took a job with Cominco Ltd after the Second World War. There he was raised with his brother Bill. Terry attended Mclean Elementary School and Rossland Senior Secondary High School. He graduated with honours and went on to work as an apprentice at Trails Cominco’s analytical services department, where he became an analyst in the lab. He transferred to Cominco Kimberley, where he met and married his wife of 43 years – Linda (Gauthier) in Sept 1969. He moved his new wife of five months to Pine Point N.W.T., Cominco property to become their second in command at the assay lab. They stayed in Pine Point for three years and they had their two daughters while living there. They then moved to Cominco Vanscoy SK. (just outside of Saskatoon, SK), to be lead head of the Analytical services Lab, for about one year. He decided to learn a new profession and the opportunity came to him through Cominco to take an apprenticeship to become an electrician. Terry had an interest in electronics as well, and he took a program to learn how to make electronic devices and learn how they work. He worked in construction and maintenance as an electrician for a several years and an opportunity came his way with the company to work in the meter shop specializing in electronic repairs. He enjoyed his work there for many years. He decided to go back into the assay Lab and worked for many more years until his retirement in 2001 when he and his wife Linda moved to Cranbrook BC where they have resided for over 10 years.
A celebration of Terry’s Life will be held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2210 2nd Street, North, Cranbrook, BC on Friday, August 31, 2012 at 2 pm. If friends desire; memorial donations may be made in Terry’s honour to the Canadian Cancer Society, 19 – 9th Ave. S., Cranbrook, BC V1C 2L9.


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From: Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff

Mark Memorial Funeral Services Staff send our condolences to family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

From: Karen & Mark Edwards
Relation: friend to Charlene and Scott

Charlene, Scott and Family,

We are shocked to hear the news about your dad and know this must be a very difficult time. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope that you find comfort in time with family and sharing the many memories that come to us during these times. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for you.

Mark, Karen and Jack

From: Joanne Large
Relation: Aquaintance.

Linda and family:

I was so sorry to read of Terry’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do for you, just let me know.
Big hugs,

From: Ruth Goodwin
Relation: Friend of Linda, We Paint group

I was very sorry to hear of your loss, Linda. My best wishes to you and your family at this sad time. My thoughts are with you tomorrow and in the coming days as life is sorted out. Wishing you well, Ruth

From: Roland & Lorna Perri
Relation: Warfield neighbor for years.

Sorry to hear about Terry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Linda, Stacey and Charlene.

From: Melanie Jenner
Relation: Friend

Linda & Family,
It has been so long since we last seen each other.
I’m so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing, he was a wonderful man and will be sadly missed by many. My heart is with you all.
Best Wishes, Melanie

From: Anita and Ken FRICKE
Relation: Neigbours, Montcalm Road

Linda, Stacey, Charlene and families – Ken and I were very saddened to hear of Terry’s sudden passing.
We think of you often when we look at the house across the street that was your home. Take comfort in your memories, you are in our hearts and prayers at this time.

Service Schedule

  Funeral Service

Date & Time:
August 31, 2012
Beginning at 2:00pm

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
2210 - 2nd St. N.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

2210 - 2nd St. N.
Cranbrook, BC Canada

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