TERRY "ELMO" BUBBS
Terence Fredrick Bubbs
February 12, 1948 - February 27, 2008
Peacefully on February 27, with family and friends by his side, Terry passed away after a hard-fought
battle with cancer. He will be remembered by his wife of 35 years, Anne, daughters; Laura, and Ellen,
brother John (Shirley), sisters; Bonnie McCreedy of Calgary, Lorna McColl (John) of Perth, Australia,
and Joan Bubbs (David Crawley) of Kelowna, BC. Also by Anne's family; parents, George and Doreen Fenn
of Manitou, MB, sisters; Linda McGuire (Terry) of Calgary, and Cathy Shaw (Ed) of Cardale, MB, by his
nieces; Claire, Cheryl, Erin, Heather, Kelsey, and Rachael, nephews; Christopher, Ryan, and Cale, and
many close relatives and dear friends. Terry was the eldest of five children born to the late Elmer
and Molly Bubbs. He grew up in Fort Garry and cherished many happy memories of the times on Crescent
Drive. The bond he and his siblings shared was very special to him, as were the many friendships he
made throughout his life. Terry was proud to be a third generation electrical contractor, in the
family business, Bubbs Electric. He enjoyed working alongside his brother, John, and the many adventures
he was able to go on all throughout the Canadian Arctic. He loved to travel, and in recent years, had
several opportunities to go to many places to spend time with family and friends. Terry had a wonderful
ability to talk to anyone, about anything. He was always quick to introduce himself to someone, and
loved to just shoot the breeze . He especially cherished the regular one-on-one time, and coffee talks
he had with Laura and Ellen, of whom he was so proud. After his diagnosis in 2000, Terry began to
attend meetings of the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group. He became an active member, supporting
men recently diagnosed, and was always educating himself about the latest advances in treatments and
medicines. In 2006, after learning of a drug called Zometa, Terry became an advocate for prostate cancer
patients, and was a key influence in the treatment now being available in Manitoba. Throughout his illness,
and especially in recent months, Terry and his family were touched by the generosity, kindness, and care
of many close friends. He was very comforted by your support. Thank you also to the rest of Elmo's team,
all of the health care providers who cared for Terry over the last eight years, especially to the staff
of the St. Boniface Palliative Care, and the Grace Hospice. Terry's great stories, quick wit, and wonderful
sense of humour will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered. A reception in celebration of Terry's life
will be held on Monday, March 3, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wildewood Club, 761 North Drive.
Friends who wish may make donations to the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group, #705-776 Corydon Ave.
(manpros.org), R3M 0Y1 or to the Grace Hospice, 260 Booth Dr., R3J 2R5.
Published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 1, 2008.