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Terry Horbas

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May 31, 1959 – January 27, 2024

It is with Great sadness that we are announcing the passing of Terry D Horbas after a lengthy battle with MS.

He was predeceased by his parents Adolph and Helen (Bodner) Horbas.

Leaving behind to mourn are his three children Ryan Horbas, Christina Warren, Jennifer Mazur and

five granddaughters Eve, Anna, Taylor, Megan and Amber.

His three sisters Shirley, Pat and Linda and his brother Dennis along with their families. Many nieces and nephews 

Terry will be remembered for his love of taking things apart and fixing them. He followed in his dad’s footsteps while working at Balcaen & sons from the time he was a teenager (15).  As an adult student he went to Red River to get his gas fitter’s license while still working.  Terry’s career ended with Balcean and Sons when his MS was too hard to manage.  He loved to help friends and family and always had lots of knowledge to share on how to do most everything. In his younger years Terry loved to go to the family cabin to hunt or hang out with friends and family. Anyone who knew him could recall a story or two about Hadashville.  He had a passion for computers and downloading media, he could get any episode of any show you could imagine.  Terry looked forward to his morning coffee and catching up on all the nights events with his son Ryan.


We want to give Special thanks to his friend Wayne who was always available to come help or spend time chatting, his care providers from Bay Shore, Pat his favorite cook who made the best lasagna, his sister Pat and niece Crystal for all the support they provided to Ryan and Terry over the years, and to his son Ryan who was by his side growing up and providing support and care beyond his years, that journey however hard taught him the meaning of empathy and compassion.   

There will be a private ceremony this summer. 

“Blessed are they that mourn for they shall be comforted.”

           Matthew 5:4


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May 9, 2024 at 8:18 PM

It's always hard to say goodbye to someone you love.

Terry & I were high school sweethearts from the first time we met.

I remember him watching me through my English classroom window for hours blowing kisses at me.

Picking me up in his blue Chevy van that he was so proud of.

We would go to A&W on main for coffee & sit for hours talking about life our futures, love.

We were married August 4/1979 & had 2 beautiful girls but, life had other plans for us.

We split & became 2 families

Terry Louise & Ryan & John Elaine Christina & Jen families and Jakob.

We were a very unconventional  blended family spending all holidays together thanks giving Easter all the kids & Grandkids birthdays as one big happy family.

Ryan & Jay thought they were just brothers from other mothers.

It was great, we were happy

we all got along it was great.

I miss those days,

But once again life had other plans

I wish I could have seen you one last time Terry & gave you your "brownies" & one last kiss.

I love you Terry

I always did & I always will , I know you did too❤️


May 9, 2024 at 7:03 PM

Dear Ryan.  So sorry for your loss.    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  I know that your dad will always be there in your heart smiling that beautiful smile and free from pain.    Always cherish the laughter and wonderful memories.


May 9, 2024 at 6:58 PM

I miss you every day !!! 💔😔


May 9, 2024 at 6:54 PM

May your memories give you peace and comfort

Linda McDonald

May 9, 2024 at 6:52 PM

So sorry for your loss.  RIP Terry.

Linda Mulvey

May 9, 2024 at 6:51 PM

So sorry for your loss.

Kim Maruschak

May 9, 2024 at 6:51 PM

I remember hanging out with Terry back in the 80's.  Always a fun time!   So sorry for your loss.

Christine and Trevor

May 9, 2024 at 6:51 PM

We have so many memories of the good times we shared. You taught me so many things.  The first important one was, two things a plumber should know; crap goes down hill and payday is every second Friday! I worked on many projects with you - a few times when we had to go to Balcean and Sons to get some materials, your co-workers would tell me that you were the best tin basher in Winnipeg. I saw you bend a big piece of sheet metal into a odd shaped duct within a couple of minutes. Your co-workers were right!

   When we would look at a project that seemed difficult or just long and tedious, the saying was always "Just do it!"  It was always a fun time no matter the task. 

   We shared many wonderful memories with you and family. 

  To your Family, we are truly sorry for your loss.

Lisa and Daren StPierre

May 9, 2024 at 6:50 PM

Sorry for your loss.  Prayers to the family.

Robert Mulvey

May 9, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Sorry for your loss.

Susie & Mike Vnuk

May 9, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Sending you our condolences.

The Beaudrys

May 9, 2024 at 6:49 PM

So sorry for your loss!

Rory, Elissa and Sillah

May 9, 2024 at 6:49 PM

Sorry for your loss.

M&J Nein

May 9, 2024 at 6:49 PM

So sorry for your loss.  RIP Terry.

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