The passing of Terry Harold Pond occurred on June 18, 2019 at Hospice House. Born August 17, 1950 in Fredericton, NB, he was the son of Velma Beairsto (Price) and the late Harold Pond.
He is survived by his wife Sharon (Strang); two daughters, Melissa Gaudet (Marc Dery) and Kristen Pond (Pat Bishop); eight grandchildren, Isabelle, Jordan, Abigail, Jarreth, Layla, Wyatt, Masyn and Arabella; brothers, Don (Lisa), Carl (Jill), Bruce (Marilyn); brother in law Fred (Marlene). Besides his father, he was predeceased by his brother Walter.
Terry started his career path in the ministry and then devoted over 30 years to teaching. He lives on through the memories and opportunities he shared with his students, friends and family. Terry opened the Future Chefs Café at the Fredericton High School and took on many productions and dinner theatres during his 27 years at FHS.
Terry was always looking for a way to make a difference and was involved in many things throughout the years. He was passionate about the Arts and was the President of the Fredericton Music Festival and Provincial Music Festival. Terry always put children’s well-being first and was on the board of directors for Family Enrichment and Counselling, President of the New Maryland Minor Baseball Association and a part of the District Education Council.
Terry loved to entertain, play and listen to music, and spend time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Terry will always have a special place in our hearts. “Gone but not forgotten is the perfect phrase, smiling from a star that he makes glow. Trust he’s always there watching as you grow. Find them in the place where the lost things go” (Wittman & Shaiman).
A funeral will be held Friday, June 21 at 11:00am at St Paul’s United Church with a singsong beginning at 10:40. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St Paul’s United Church for the Terry Pond Memorial Fund to help purchase a grand piano for the church and maintain the organ and piano.
St. Paul's United Church
224 York St., Fredericton, NB