Terry Joseph FritzDecember 28, 1943 ~ December 7, 2017 (age 73)
Terry Joseph Fritz of Lethbridge, beloved husband of Sharron Fritz, passed away peacefully at home, with his family at his side, on December 7th, 2017 at the age of 73.
Besides his loving wife, Terry is survived by his children Karen Fritz, Marnie (Kim) Sawa, Joanne (Graham) Grant, and Allan (Lindsay) Fritz. Terry affectionately referred to his children respectively as: Fritzy, Dolly, Toad and Sunshine. He is also survived by eight grandchildren; Kristen, Kyle, Kamryn, Owen, Thomas, Clark, Oliver and Riley, as well as his sisters Marilyn (Don) McRae, Sandi Tollestrup, and his brother Ken (Elaine) Fritz, and numerous nieces, nephews and their families.
Terry was predeceased by his parents Joseph and Frances Fritz, brother-in-law’s Steele Tollestrup and Conrad Grisak, sister in law’s Marcia and Alberta Grisak, and in laws George and Evelyn Grisak.
Terry was born in Lethbridge, AB on December 28, 1943. He studied at SAIT for drafting and worked for a time at Western Metal Fabricators. Later he was the owner/operator of Turin Express Ltd. After his retirement from the trucking business in 2007, he enjoyed working as part of the grounds crew at the Picture Butte Golf Course. Throughout his life he enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, golfing, spending time with his family, and always scheming for the next practical joke. He and his wife Sharron recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. He will fondly be remembered by his family for imparting the “rules of life according to T Fritz”, often unsolicited but frustratingly accurate... “Life lesson #1 – Life is not a free ride”.
The family would like to thank Dr. Ikuta, Dr. Ireland, Home Care, Palliative Care and Gladium Home Support for their care and compassion.
A celebration of Terry’s life will be announced early in the New Year.