Terence Harvey Nitchie

October 18, 1946 - April 5, 2024

In Loving Memory

Terence Harvey Nitchie

We are saddened to announce the sudden passing of Terry Nitchie, April 5, 2024.  Terry was born Oct 18, 1946 in Armstrong BC. He had many cherished memories of growing up in the local community.  He married the love of his life, Sue, in 1970. In 1972 they moved to Deep Creek where they spent the next 52 years. Family meant everything to Terry and he was so grateful that he could spend the last ten years enjoying his two grandsons. He is survived by his loving wife Sue, son Doug, daughter Erica (Creole) and grandsons Jonah and Jericho. He is also survived by his older brother Bob (Marylee) and his brothers/sisters in-law Art (Sharon) Yonkman, Louis (Pat) Yonkman, Ralph Yonkman, Margaret (Ray) Loetkeman and Rita (Dale) Reimer, and many nieces and nephews.

Terry was always interested in cars and began his working career in Armstrong at A.Smith and Son eventually teaming up with his younger brother, Brian,  to form T&B Automotive. He then worked at home as Terry’s Auto Repair, for 11 years.  This was followed by being employed by   School District 83 as a custodian.  Terry enjoyed snowmobiling at Hunter’s Range in winter and hiking in the summer.  In retirement, Terry and Sue travelled extensively, the highlight being the cross-country trip of Canada that they took in their van. He especially enjoyed Newfoundland. 

Terry was predeceased by his parents Stan and Evelyn Nitchie and his brother Brian.

A Service will be held at 11:00am on Friday, April 19, 2024 at the Armstrong Bible Chapel (2145 Rosedale Avenue, Armstrong).

Arrangements entrusted to

Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services 250-546-7237

Condolences may be expressed to the family by phone or email through Cypress Funeral & Cremation Services:

T: 250-546-7237

2980 Smith Dr,
Armstrong, BC V0E 1B1

E: [email protected]

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Comments: 13

  1. Peter and Wendy Clemens says:

    Dear Sue,
    We are so sorry to hear of Terry”s passing. So hard to believe. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
    Love ,
    Peter and Wendy

  2. M Luisa Piluso says:

    Dear Sue and family-so sorry to hear of your loss of Terry.
    Sending much love and condolences to all-Hugs. Luisa

  3. MaryEllen says:

    Condolences to Sue and family!! Hugs to all

  4. Moyreen Tucker says:

    So sad to hear about Terry..certainly one of the favourite guys in our class. We will really miss him at the reunion, specially when he told me that he would be at the door first!
    We will be at the service in Armstrong next week to bid farewell to a very special classmate.
    Sincerely sad, Moyreen

  5. Nikki Parr says:

    Dear Sue and family,
    I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Terry.
    Sending you all my heartfelt condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you all as you grieve your loss. Sending love and hugs to you all♥️

    Nikki Parr

  6. Allan Bieber says:

    Dear Sue and family,
    We were shocked and saddened to hear of Terry’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Terry growing up, and he fixed my various vehicles on numerous occasions. He was a top mechanic. In recent years, camping in your back ‘bush’ which Terry had so beautiful prepared for our family reunions. He will surely be missed.
    Our thoughts are with you and the family during this period.
    Hugs, Allan (cousin, living in Australia)

  7. Jo-ann Creighton says:

    Dear Sue and family

    We are so saddened to hear of Terry’s passing.
    It’s hard to believe, many condolences to you & all your family during this time.
    I have fond memories of snowmobiling with Terry & the get togethers we had.

    love , prayers & sincerely sad,
    Jo-ann, Jenelle & Jocelyn.

  8. Anita and Leo says:

    Dear Sue and family
    We are very sad to hear about Terry. It is hard to believe when it happens so suddenly. We remember especially the camping areas he prepared for hosting our family reunions! The best camping spots anywhere, along with the best fellow campers and hosts!
    Our sincere condolence.
    Sending love and hugs to everyone.
    Anita and Leo

  9. Lyle Hoffman says:

    Sue and family. I was shocked and saddened with the news of Terry’s passing. I am so sorry for your loss. We were friends and had many good times in our younger years. My parents moved to Armstrong in the spring of 52. We lived with my grandparents across the street from Nitchie’s on Rosedale Ave. I met Terry and Don Hill on a cold and frosty evening. The two of them were peering through the gate next door at his parents home. That was the beginning of a great friendship that lasted all through our school years. I have fond memories of his Volkswagon beetle with no heater and some of the innocent but crazy antics we pulled off. I moved away at 17 years old and have lived an itinerant life but whenever we did get together there were always lots of laughs and many of those memories were resurrected. I will always remember his generosity and laughter. My thoughts are with you all and of Terry in this difficult time. May he rest in Peace… Lyle

  10. Kaylea and Bryce VanSolkema says:

    Sue, we are so sorry to hear of Terry’s sudden passing. We are thinking of you and sending you all our love.
    Hugs from Kaylea, Bryce and Emma VanSolkema xoxoxo

  11. George & Doris Bensmiller says:

    Dear Sue,
    So sorry to hear about Terry. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

  12. John Appleby says:

    Terry was great friend all thru out our school years
    Together we started the HIGHWAYMEN CAR CLUB. We will miss you Terry.

  13. Judy Maile, formerly Heighes says:

    So very sad and sorry to read of Terry’s sudden passing today in the newspaper. You were both wonderful neighbours to Bill and I many years ago. My sincere condolences to you Sue and to your family. Judy

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