Adair, Terry Ann

June 21, 1954 – January 8, 2019
at the age of 64 years

Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, January 19, 2019, 11:00 a.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Salmon Arm
Prayers, Friday, January 18, 2019, 7:00 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

We regret to announce that Terry Ann Adair passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at Kelowna General Hospital.  Terry will be sadly missed by her family.  She was a constant companion and best friend to her loving husband for 35 years, Jack Adair, and their son, Jamie Adair.  Terry was predeceased by her parents, Alvin and Aileen Cruickshank.
Terry was born on June 21, 1954 in Owen Sound, Ontario where she was raised and graduated from high school.  From there she went to the University Of Guelph where she received her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education.  In 1978 Terry moved west and started working at the School District #83 until she retired in 2009.  She loved playing piano and singing in the church choir along with traveling, be it to Santa Barbara or on a cruise. 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Saturday, January 19, 11:00 am with Father George LaGrange OMI officiating.  


  1. We were so sorry to hear about Terry’s passing. When we had our store D.C. Quinn’s Jewellers she was always a pleasure to have come into our store, as you were as well. Our condolences to you and your family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

    Dennis and Lynne Quinn

  2. Sending my condolences. I will always remember her as my grade 3 & 4 teacher. Your in my thought & prayers, Jack & Jamie.

  3. Jack and Jamie, we are so very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing.

    Terry was a great teacher. Our girls enjoyed being in her class, and I always enjoyed subbing for her — I knew her classroom would be well organized, and the kids thriving. But more importantly, Terry was a lovely person, and the world is a lesser place without her.

    Our thoughts are with you.

  4. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers, Jack and Jamie.

  5. Jack and Jamie…..we are so deeply sorry to hear of Terry’s passing.

    Our children had Terry as their teacher while attending Hillcrest. How fortunate they were; Terry was such a great teacher and positive mentor for children. She was a truly genuine, loving woman.

    Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

  6. Jack and Jamie…. we send our love to you

  7. Dear Jack and Jamie….we will all miss Terry. She was great to work with at Hillcrest School for all those wonderful years. She cared so much for both of you. Jack…you and she were inseparable. Jamie…I had some good chats with your mom about you at Hillcrest. She loved you!!!

  8. Dear Jack & Jamie,

    We’re so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. What a difficult time for both of you. May the many happy memories of your times together help ease the pain. Our thoughts are with you Jack & Jamie.

    Sue & Ron

  9. Words fall short of expressing the deep sadness felt at the loss of my dearest and most cherished childhood friend. Our mothers met at the Owen Sound General and Marine Hospital in 1954 where we were “room-mates” in the same maternity ward. Although we lost track of each other for a number of years,our Mom’s figured out that we both resided on the west coast. It was truly a great gift to be reconnected. For the last several decades my husband Joel and I would enjoy visiting with Terry, Jack along with Jamie in Santa Barbara so we could catch-up on all the latest news, have a picnic and go for walks along the water. On several occasions Terry, Jack and Jamie were also able visit us at our home near Los Angeles. We reflect on all the good times we had and offer our most profound and deepest sympathy to Jack, Jamie and the entire family.

    May you find comfort in all the beautiful memories she left us.

    Love Kathy and Joel

  10. I was so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. A great teacher and beautiful person.
    My thoughts are with Jack and Jamie at this difficult time.
    Find comfort in your memories.

  11. Marleen and I we re deeply sorry to hear of hear of Terry’s passing. We remember Terry’s contribution to the education community of Salmon Arm over the many years.

    Jack and Jamie will deeply miss her passing.


    Reg and Marleen Humphries

  12. Sorry to hear about your loss Jack. My condolences to you and your family.

  13. My sincerest condolences to you, Jack, Jamie and to your family. Terry was a great person, a well respected teacher and a good neighbour. She is gone far too young. Hugs

  14. Jack, we were so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Find comfort in the good memories of your life together.

  15. Condolences to you and your family Jack, rest in peace Terry.

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all

  17. I’m so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing…..a GREAT teacher and fabulous person. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family and friends. Linda Williamson

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