|Birth: ||Mar. 9, 1919|
|Death: ||Jun. 21, 2000|
Br. Terrence seems to have been destined to spend most of his life in the kitchen. He baked his first loaf of bread when he was ten - unaided! Before entering New Melleray, he cooked for the Canadian Army in India during the Second World War, and he subsequently cooked at a lumberjack camp near Cormac, Ontario, and later at a hospital. At New Melleray the Guesthouse kitchen was the perfect venue for his sociable personality and ingrained spirit of Benedictine - Cistercian hospitality. No number of unexpected diners ever fazed him. He was equally generous with his entrees and with his homespun wisdom. Regular guests and retreatants often recall the aroma of his delicious cookies fresh from the oven.
Br. Terrence's artistry extended beyond the kitchen. He liked to entertain at the piano, a remnant of his days as a dance hall pianist while working at the lumberjack camp. He also liked to cheer up out of the way corners of the Monastery with flowers. He was an avid reader and a writer, too. For many years he kept a journal of happenings at the Monastery.
Beneath his exuberant personality lay a solid piety that Br. Terrence lived out in his daily work and in his Community life. Br. Terrence had been a Member of the New Melleray Community for almost fifty years, when he died just a few days before the forty-seventh anniversary of his First Vows, the forty-fourth of his Solemn Profession, having taken his Solemn Vows on June 24, 1956.
New Melleray Abbey Cemetery
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: Oct 03, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 59548698
Rest In Peace, Beloved Brother Terrence!|
Added: Nov. 17, 2012
Rest in peace, Brother job well done.|
Added: Feb. 19, 2011