Obituary - Terry Marwood Porter

For those researching the Embree, Webb, Henwood and Porter families,
please find below the obituary of Terry Marwood Porter from
Springhill.
Obituary -
PORTER, Terry Marwood - 57, King Street, Springhill, went home to God
on Monday, October 15, 2007, in All Saints Hospital, Springhill. Born
in Springhill on June 2, 1950, he was a son of the late Ralph M. and
Norma L. (Maine) Porter. Terry was employed by the Town of Springhill
for 39 years, and even though retired in 2005, the town's well-being
continued to be of great importance to him. Terry was a proud member
of the Springhill Fire Department, serving as Deputy Chief, then as
Fire Chief. Again, "fire talk" continued to be a topic of
conversation and discussion. He was also a member of Cumberland Lodge
No. 5, Knights of Pythias, for many years. Terry was a passionate
hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed the outdoors immensely, especially
at Sherman Brooke and Apple River. He was a "social person", and
never at a loss for words, as the guys at Rollways and the Town Shed
would attest to. Hockey games in Springhill and Amherst had been of
great entertainment for Terry the last couple of years. He was a jack-
of-all-trades and spent many relaxing hours in his garage puttering
around with this, fixing that, enjoying fellowship and listening
to "old time music". Terry truly appreciated the many friends who
visited, called and took him for drives during his illness. A
cherished husband, father and grandfather will be deeply missed by
his family and friends. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, the
former Patti Michelson; son, Ronald, Amherst; daughter, Tammy (Paul)
McNutt, New Minas; grandsons, Bryce and Mason; sisters, Linda (Roger)
Terrio, Amherst; Valerie (Bruce) Cottonden, Dartmouth; Carol Ann
(Ross) Estbrooks, Wyoming; Sandra (Terry) Clarke, Dartmouth; Cheryl
(Alyre) Gaudet, Riverview; brother, Shane (Teresa) Porter,
Springhill; several nieces and nephews. Cremation has taken place.
Visitation will be held 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, October 17, in
A.H. Brown Funeral Home, Springhill, where a memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. Thursday, October 18, with Pastor Scott Balser
officiating. Burial in Hillside Cemetery, Springhill. In lieu of
flowers, donations may be made to All Saints Hospital Palliative Care
Program, GOVRC Workshop or a charity of choice. Heartfelt thanks go
to Dr. Beltram, Dr. Atkinson, VON, Cindy Oickle, second floor
palliative care nurses, and special thanks to Ken Brownell. In our
books, you are the best!
Appeared in the Chronicle Herald on October 16, 2007