Died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 83, on Thursday, August 31, 2017 after many years living with Parkinson's Disease.
He leaves his four children; Michael, Peter, Patricia, and Kate; four grandchildren (Amanda, Sarah, Siobhan and Matthew); four surviving siblings, and many close friends.
Terry was born and raised in the Beaches area of Toronto, with the family owning and operating a well-known and much beloved hardware store - Ryan's Hardware.
He graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in 1956 and travelled to Canada's far north shortly thereafter.
Terry was best known for his contributions to Inuit Art. He spent over 50 years managing the affairs of the West Baffin Eskimo Co-Operative in Cape Dorset, Nunavut. He played a seminal role in introducing Inuit art and artists to an international audience. Among his many honours, he was awarded the Order of Canada in 1983, and the Governor General's Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts in 2010.
Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., (at Windermere east of the Jane subway), on Thursday September 14, from 6-9 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church, 794 Kingston Road on Saturday September 16, 2017 at 10 a.m. Reception to follow at Feheley Fine Arts, 65 George Street.