Posted: March 5th, 2013

Fred Terentiuk, born 12 December 1927 in Coalhurst, Alberta, died 23 February 2013 in Maui, of cardiac arrest. Son of Wasyl (William) and Veronya (Minnie) Terentiuk, Fred was educated at Galbraith School and LCI in Lethbridge, the University of Alberta, and attained a Ph.D. in Physics at UBC.
Fred spent five years at the National Research Council in Ottawa. He returned to Alberta in 1958 as Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Alberta Calgary Branch (as it was then). Later at the University of Calgary Fred was the first Director of the Division of Continuing Education and at various times was Acting Dean of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Acting Director of the School of Nursing. Fred was the University’s lead organizer for all its involvement with the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. He worked with all three levels of government resulting in student housing which was used as the Athletes Village, development of the Olympic Oval and other facilities.
Fred was above all a lateral thinker. He enjoyed explaining things; what causes the “green flash”, how to fix a toilet. He wrote haiku and quoted poetry. His logic and calm in the face of any problem was amazing. He grew tomatoes and lemons. He liked to play golf with other high handicappers. He was a long-time member of the Board of the Royal Mauian in Kihei. He loved travel, good food and wine or Barley Pop with friends.
Fred is survived by Robin, his wife of 48 years, his sister Shirley Price, sister-in-law Heather Stickney, brother-in-law Neil McPherson, seven nieces and nephews and one great-niece. As Fred requested there will be no formal service. Cremation on Maui.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes to the Fred and Robin Terentiuk Endowment for Bursaries may be made online at https://netcommunity.ucalgary.ca/FredTerentiuk, by phone at 403-220-5854 or by cheque to the University of Calgary (Fred and Robin Terentiuk Endowment for Bursaries) c/o U of C Development Office, 2500 University Dr NW, Calgary, AB T2N 1N4.

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