Mrs. Terry-Lyn Mitchell (née Lennon), age 71, died at home in Armstrong, BC, on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.
Born on September 20, 1949 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, she lived in Saskatoon until marrying Bruce. Together they lived in multiple towns throughout Saskatchewan, the North West Territories and Manitoba. She was an incredible source of consistent love and support to Bruce and to her two children, Shaun and Amber during these many moves. Throughout her career as a teacher, Terry-Lyn was admired by students and colleagues for the care and professionalism demonstrated each day in her classroom until retiring in 2004. After retirement, Terry-Lyn and Bruce moved to Armstrong, BC. Terry-Lyn was actively involved in the community of Armstrong and First Baptist Church, building cherished relationships as she had in every place she lived.
She leaves a rich legacy of Christ’s love demonstrated in her care for her husband Bruce, daughter Amber (Dan), son Shaun (Andrea) and five grandchildren: Earnan, Ella, Sophie, Luke and Sarah.
Terry-Lyn and her family would like to extend our appreciation to Dr. Humphreys and the Vernon Cancer Clinic staff, her family doctor Dr. Coetzer, and all those who have offered gracious support during her time living with cancer.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Sunnybrae Bible Camp or the Canadian Cancer Society.
Terry-Lyn wanted all of us to consider D.L. Moody’s assertion, “Some of you will read in the newspaper that I am dead. Don’t believe it for a moment! At this moment I am more alive than ever before. I have gone up higher, that is all; gone out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal, a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint, a body like unto His own glorious body.”
We were so sorry to learn of Terry Lyn's passing and our thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce, Shaun & Amber and their families. Our parents were life-long friends, Terry Lyn and I growing up together until we married and moved away from Saskatoon. I will treasure our memories and feel so sad at the loss of such a wonderful person.
I'm so very sorry to hear about Terry. My heart goes out to you Bruce, and to Shaun, Amber and their children. I have fond memories of Terry from our time together in Manitou, she was loved and respected by so many. Please take care, sending hugs.
My deepest sympathy to you Bruce, Shaun and Amber and families. The funeral was a wonderful and beautiful tribute to Terry-Lynn. I have wonderful memories of you all from Manitou. She was everything that was said about her today. Praying that you would feel and know the love and comfort from your family and friends and from God. He is there. Love and prayers
I would like to send my condolences to the Mitchell Family . I was blessed to start my teaching career in Manitou. I lived with the Mitchells as they opened their home to me and treated me like part of their family until lodging become available for me. I was fortunate to work with Terry and see how she treated all her students and colleagues with the outmost respect. Every student and every person was important in Terry’s eyes . She always had time for everyone . You will be missed so much . I feel so blessed to have had you as my colleague. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce , Shaun, Amber and your families.
We have so many fond memories of wonderful times spent with Terry & Bruce here in Swan River. Terry's hospitality on our visits to Armstrong was heartwarming and unfailing. We will treasure her friendship always as it continues to bring light to our lives. She inspired us with her skill and dedication not only as an educator, but also as a wife, mom, grandma, & friend. We never say "good-bye", but rather "take care, we'll talk soon!"
Terri-Lyn and I taught together at Nellie McClung in Manitou a number of years ago. She was an awesome teacher and wonderful role model. Terri was such a kind and caring person and I am privileged to have known her. Our thought are with you Bruce, Shawn, Amber and all of your family. Norman and Jean Scharf
Terry-Lyn was a dear friend. She was a kind and caring person. I’m so glad that I had the privilege of enjoying many wonderful times with her, and have many beautiful memories. I will miss you greatly. Sending lots of love to Bruce, Amber, Shaun and families.
Terry-Lynn mentored me in my first teaching job in Manitou. She was such a wonderful support to me and helped me become a stronger teacher by her example. She left a legacy where she taught. Thinking of you all during this difficult time.
My sincere condolences to the family.... I had the opportunity to work with Terry in Manitou at NMC. She was a great model and inspiration. She readily shared her expertise and many of her guiding principles. These have assisted me in my own teaching career. Her students came first. God bless .. Yours in Christ.
Bruce, Shaun&Andrea, Amber&Dan and all your children: I pray each of you will experience God’s peace as you journey this new path of grief and loss, cherishing memories and remembering the wonderful way Terry-Lynn touched everyone. She filled all our lives with laughter and love. Although from somewhat of a distance, our family treasures such precious memories of the many visits between Kelowna and Armstrong and how incredibly connected our families became in such a short time...most prominently through our Mom’s friendship. Love, hugs and prayers to ALL of you. Deborah & Jeff Klassen, Abby, Spencer and Parker
For Bruce, Amber and Shaun Thinking about what to write we felt God would have us share this verse as a comfort and encouragement for you all: Isaiah 41:10 “ don’t be afraid for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed , for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” You are in our prayers and thoughts.
Aunt Terry was a beautiful person and I appreciate the words Shaun used to describe his mother as being caring, loving, competent and cherished. I have so much respect for her as she continued to engage with others despite the pain and symptoms of the cancer. I admire her strength which was based on her Christian Faith. You could not have had a better role model than Aunt Terry. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Our sincere condolences to Bruce, Amber, Shaun and your families at this difficult time. We have many fond memories of Terry during our joint time living in Dauphin, MB. Lots of hugs to you all, as you are supported by the warmth and friendship of those who care about you, both near and far. ❤️
So sorry for your loss. Terry was such a wonderful person. Hugs and condolences.
I am thankful to have known your mother. Shaun you have said the above message of Terrylyn your mother perfectly.
So sorryTerry passed away. She will be missed. She was so caring and kind. My thoughts and prayers go out to Bruce, Shawn, Amber and their families.
I loved Terry-Lyn. She was an amazing and wonderful woman of love, compassion and faith. She often send me some of her cookies, cakes, relish, etc. At first I tried to thank her every time she sent something. She said, "Please don't thank me. I don't want to b thanked." Just the same I was always grateful for her loving kindness. She and Bruce drove into our yard shortly before she passed on. Because of the pandemic, they didn't come in. She waved, smiled, and sent her love as Martin and I waved and talked out the window. For both of us, that will continue as a cherished memory for the rest of our time on earth. Sending love to Bruce and all the family.