We Remember

In Memory of Terry McAuliffe May 9, 1936 to July 7, 2003

“The weight of this sad time we must obey, speak what we feel not what we ought to say” King Lear

Terry McAuliffe, a member of the North Toronto Green Community and a key member of the Lost Rivers program died on July 7, 2003. His death leaves a sadness in the North Toronto Green Community. He is much missed.

Terry was a psychotherapist, artist, local historian and kayaker. He led history walks for Heritage Toronto and served on its board. He was pivotal in campaigns to restore Claxton Gates and Wychwood Car Barns.

Terry started the “Friends of Cedarvale Ravine”, lead many Lost River Walks, and was a keen researcher who worked with Dick Watts, Ed Freeman, Peter Hare, Richard Anderson and Helen Mills, among others, to develop many wonderful walks in new terrain. Terry had a very thoughtful, enquiring mind and an open enduring curiosity - every answer deserved a question! Perhaps it is this quality that will be most remembered and appreciated by those who worked with him

Terry would be proud to know that the North Toronto Green Community was awarded the Heritage Toronto Award of Excellence in the Organisational Category (the highest possible award in this category). Terry who separately nominated Peter Hare for a Heritage Toronto Award in the print media category for his work on the Lost Rivers web-site, would be glad to know that Peter was there with Helen Mills to receive the organisational award, and that his work on the Lost Rivers website was on display at the awards ceremony.

Thank you Terry wherever you are, for being part of the Lost Rivers Project and the North Toronto Green Community.

We convey our sorrow and sympathy to Robin, Shelagh, Thomas, Michelle and all of Terry’s family.