TERRENCE DEE SCAIFE

SCAIFE, TERRENCE DEE (TERRY) FEB. 18, 1931 – MARCH 23, 2015

Born in Giscome, B.C. He was an air force brat and moved around a good portion of Canada during the war years eventually finishing school in Cultus Lake. He started his working career with Don Lange Jewellers in various stores throughout the Fraser Valley coming to Kelowna to manage the one here February 18th of 1955 on which day he met his future wife. Just arrived in a new town, it’s his birthday, a double blind date has been organized and it’s a blind date for the other couple too…..doesn’t get much worse.  Jean was sitting on the sofa looking this new fellow up and down as he takes her sister out on this blind date. Some months later she happens to take her mother in to his store while shopping and on the spur of the moment said “Mom, see that man over there….I”m going to marry him, and some months later she did. They celebrated their 59th anniversary on March 3rd. He is survived by his wife Jean, daughter Cali Linley (Adam) of Williams Lake, and three sons, Matthew and Richard of Kelowna and Hugh (Shelley) of Victoria. There are eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren, one brother Bill in North Bay and a brother-in-law Walter Bradshaw in Gibsons B.C.  He was predeceased by his sister Barbara Bradshaw from Gibsons. Terry had been involved in Kinsmen, Gyro, Kelowna Club, Regatta and the Kelowna Pistol Club having won several national trophies and medals. He was made a life member. In 1966 he joined CHBC as the weatherman and a sales representative. He became assistant manager and then resigned to join his wife at TJ Bikes and Hobbies for the next 17 years. As a hobby shop it carried R/C models. He designed the TJ trainer and they were sold as kits. He loved working with his hands. He made furniture, did carvings, painted, built model ships and was a frustrated architect. He designed many homes here in Kelowna and at the coast. He loved art of any sort, reading (sci-fi). He loved metal detecting and his record was three pieces of gold in one morning. He retired to be able to travel and their best trips were to Bali and the Panama Canal re-positioning Cruise. They played bridge and mahjong with friends alternating games weekly. There will be no service at his request. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.springfieldfuneralhome.com, 250-860-7077.