Friends gathering in memory of ex-pat

Terry McIntyre

Terry McIntyre

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A MEMORIAL evening will be held for a former Halifax man who moved to Canada.

Terry McIntyre died late last year in Red Deer, Alberta, aged 63 years, after battling cancer.

The former Halifax Courier employee had a passion for football and was a keen Wolverhampton Wanderers fan.

For the last seven years he played a leading role in promoting the growth of football in Red Deer.

He coached at several levels and served as a tournament co-ordinator for Red Deer City Soccer.

A celebration of his life will be held at the Tower House Hotel, Pye Nest, on Saturday, June 23, 7 pm.

His widow, Cynthia, said it will be an open evening with a formal section at about 9 pm when people will pay tribute to Terry.

“We will play music from the service in Canada, and read some tributes from his friends in Canada,” she said.

“Then we will go back to the informal side of the evening.

“We want the evening to be more a celebration of who Terry was, and for people to remember him.

“I will be bringing some picture boards and pictures of his football teams over here in Canada. If anyone has any pictures of Terry we will put them on display as well.”

In Calderdale Terry was involved with Sowerby United FC, Frank Fords FC, and Halifax Chess Club.

He was also a founder member of the Yorkshire Wolves Supporters’ Club and edited its Fanzine.

He also leaves a son, David and daughter, Sarah.

Memorial donations in Terry’s honour are being made to the Red Deer Canadian Cancer Society.

Anyone wishing to book a place for the evening can contact: Sarah.McIntyre@salford.gov.uk or mcintyre_david@hotmail.com