Thursday, December 16, 2021
2:00 - 6:00pm
Friday December 17, 2021
2:00 - 4:00pm
Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home
251 Garafraxa St.
Specht Family Slideshow
Parade of Trucks
Terry Edwin Specht
October 11, 1958 – December 12, 2021
The family of Terry Edwin Specht sadly announce his tragic passing on Sunday December 12, 2021, at the age of 63. Loving father of Corey Specht (Erin Robinson) of Williamsford, Brittany Specht of Owen Sound and Jennifer Specht (Kody Martin) of Chatsworth. Proud “Papa” of Tyler, Keira, Olivia, Ava, Nova, and soon to be born Jasper. Sadly missed by his siblings Joan Morris-McMahon of Owen Sound, Donald Specht (Mary) of Williamsford, Carolyn Routenburg (Bev) of Williamsford, Barbara Terry of Oshawa, John Wellwood (Karen) of Sault Ste. Marie, Wayne Specht (Brenda) of Chatsworth, Beverley “Bev” Specht (Tania) of Chatsworth, Ronald Hartman (Lori) of Chatsworth, Richard Wellwood (Cathy), Wendy Pigeon (Mike), and Laurie Hayes (John) all of Sault Ste. Marie. Lovingly remembered by his in-laws Velma Specht and Lane Ross, special friend Sandra Denise Aljoe-Carlisle, many nieces and nephews and by his extended construction families at Walker Industries and Harold Sutherland Construction. Predeceased by his parents Ernest Edwin Frederick and Margaret Isabel Specht (nee Hammill), siblings Jacob Specht, Robert Wellwood, and Wanda Ross, and in-laws Keith Morris, Andy McMahon, and Clarence Terry.
Terry was born in Owen Sound, to the large farming family of Ernie and Marg Specht. On their Williamsford area farm, they raised beef cattle, chickens and equestrian horses. The early mornings, hard work, and long days would be trademarks of Terry's life in rural Grey County. If not found tinkering amongst the keepsakes in his garage, he could usually be found in the bush cutting firewood. He was always working and seldom seen without his boots on, even while watching TV, from his big big blue chair with his eyes closed, only to 'rest his eyes'. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed both the rifle and black powder seasons. Dogs were always constant companions, namely “Piglet” his Shepherd/Pug cross and the late Max, a Lab/Collie cross. He also had his hunting dogs; the beagles, blue ticks, and walkers, that loved the hunt as well, and last but not least , his cat 'Tiny' of 18 years. Terry himself was a one of a kind Teddy Bear...always open, loving arms, and would take in anyone needing a hand. A true 'give you the shirt off his back' kind of guy. Terry's work family were those at Sutherland and Walker's Industries, where he worked for over 45 years. A talented and effective supervisor, he was respected and loved by both his crew and everyone on the jobsite.
The real joys of his life though were his children and grandchildren. He was a devoted father and fierce protector of his children, and was always there to pick up a call for fast-food or a ride somewhere. He was patient, kind, and thrilled to see his grandkids race to him to see who'd be first on Papa's lap and that belly of extra cushions! His work during paving season seldom saw him home before 8:00pm, but he might have the occasional Coors Light or Diet Coke with the boys after work. As we travel along the paved roadways of Grey and Bruce Counties, may we remember the proud, dedicated father, who made our lives a lot smoother.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home, Chatsworth. Family and friends may attend visitations on Thursday, December 16 from 2:00 – 6:00 pm and Friday, December 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm at the Garafraxa Hill Funeral Home chapel. Online booking for the visitations is required and is available through the funeral home website. All attending the visitation must wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols. A private funeral service will be held at a later date. If desired, donations to Diabetes Canada, Heart & Stroke or the charity of your choice would be appreciated by the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.garafraxahillfuneral.com