Terry James Intermela
Nov. 1, 1954 – Sept. 19, 2013
With sadness we announce that Terry James Intermela, born in Prince Rupert
November 1, 1954 and lifelong resident, passed away at peace September 19, 2013.
Eldest son of and predeceased by James “Whitey” Intermela and Victoria Laura
Lewis, he is survived by his partner in arms, Ann Strutt of Prince Rupert, brother Don and nephew James and niece Melody of
A founding member of Prince Rupert SPEC and delegate to the Labour Council, he was a letter carrier, welder, pulp mill worker, and last served as Coordinator for the Prince Rupert Unemployed Centre Society where he
successfully assisted people with compensation and benefit claims.
Terry was an early and committed fly fisherman and had great respect and many tales to recount about the rivers of the northwest. He apprenticed on Kloiya Creek and spent many seasons fishing the Copper, Babine and Kispiox among others. His participation in school band and accomplishment on the classical guitar established a love of music which he believed could be (and was) enhanced by a dram of scotch. He was widely read, packed a keen and humorous intellect, and campaigned for the NDP and progressive causes. A loyal fan of the Detroit Red Wings, he left us with his Atlanta Braves looking hopeful for the World Series. Prince Rupert to the core, his many friends and colleagues miss a true original who lived life by his own definitions.
Our thanks are extended to valiant friend Lorn Quick and family and those Prince George Regional Hospital staff who supported Terry during his final weeks with us. He is at rest. Sing on brother, play on drummer.
A service in Terry’s memory for his family, friends and the many he loved and assisted will be announced. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Prince
Rupert Unemployed Centre Society may be made at Fisherman’s Hall, 869
Fraser Street, Prince Rupert BC V8J 1R1