In Celebration of

Paul Terni

December 25, 1938 -  October 5, 2018

Vivant avec panache jusqu’à la toute fin, Paul Terni est mort chez lui le 5 octobre,
entouré de ses proches. Nous regretterons sa générosité, sa constance, son humour
autant que la vivacité d’esprit qui le distinguait si bien. Lui survivent son épouse
Andrea (née Vaines), sa fille Jennifer, son gendre, Philippe Rosenberg, sa belle-fille,
Cullen Pilot, ainsi que ses petites filles, Tatiana et Morgan—son fils Michael et sa soeur
Sonia l’ayant devancé. Sa nièce, Michele, son neveu Peter, leurs épouses Kay et
Anne, ainsi qu’un merveilleux groupe d’amis lui étaient également précieux. Nous
devons notre reconnaissance à tous ceux qui ont prêté confort et convivialité à ses
derniers jours.
Paul Terni est né en Égypte à Alexandrie où il complète de brillantes études au Collège
Victoria avant d’être reçu au baccalauréat en Angleterre. Il immigre au Canada en
1962, doctorant en physique, pour en suite intégrer une carrière dans le domaine de
l’informatique. Polyglotte de plus de sept langues, se seront ses talents
d’administrateur qui feront sa fierté. Sa retraite sera des plus actives. Soulignons ses
diverses contributions à la Communauté d’apprentissage continue de McGill qu’il
rejoint en 2001et dirige en 2015-2016 après avoir animé de nombreuses
conférences. Passionné de voyage, de musique, de gastronomie, d’histoire et d’idées,
son génie sera d’avoir su bien vivre entouré de ses nombreux amis.
Nous tenons à remercier les équipes du CLSC Metro, de Nova Montréal, du
département d’oncologie de l’Hôpital Saint-Mary, et en particulier les docteurs
Jaroslav Prchal et Adriana Decker pour les soins exceptionnels qui lui ont été rendus.
Si vous désirez faire un don, s’il-vous-plaît l’acheminer à la Fondation de l’Hôpital
Saint-Mary à Montréal.
Une célébration commémorative aura lieu au Complexe funéraire Mont-Royal (1297
Chemin de la Forêt, Outremont), le vendredi 19 octobre à 17hres. Une réception fera
suite au service.


Paul Terni died peacefully at home surrounded by family and friends on the evening of
October 5th. He lived his life with panache until the very last minute. We will dearly
miss his generosity, steadiness, and mischievous sense of humor — and, of course,
his beautiful mind. He is survived by his loving wife Andrea (née Vaines), his
daughter, Jennifer and son-in-law, Philippe Rosenberg, his daughter-in-law, Cullen Pilot,
and his two granddaughters, Tatiana and Morgan. He was predeceased by his son
Michael and sister Sonia. His niece, Michele, and his nephew, Peter, along with their
spouses Kay and Anne played important roles in his life alongside a wonderful group
of lifelong friends. We are so grateful to those who stepped up to help make Paul’s
end so comfortable and warm.

Paul Terni was born in Alexandria, Egypt and completed brilliant studies at Victoria
College from which he then went on to university in England. He originally came to
Canada in 1962 as a graduate student in physics and then migrated into a successful
career in the computer industry. Although he spoke seven languages, he was most
proud of his accomplishments as an administrator, which he described as “helping
people work together well.” He enjoyed an exceptionally active retirement. Most
notably, he was an extremely active contributor to McGill University’s Community for
Lifelong Learning, which he joined in 2001. He assumed the presidency of MCLL in
2015-2016 after having taught a wide-ranging list of courses. He loved travelling,
classical music, wine, good food, history and ideas, his house in Magog, and, most of
all, having good times with friends and family. He had a rare genius for living well.

The family wishes to thank the staff at the Metro CLSC, the Nova nursing team, and
the people at Saint-Mary’s oncology department for the extraordinary care Paul
received, and to Drs. Jaroslav Prchal and Adriana Decker in particular. Should you
wish to make a donation, please make it to the Saint-Mary’s Hospital Foundation.

A memorial celebration will be held on Friday, October 19th at 5:00 p.m. at the Mount-Royal Funeral
Complex at 1297 Forest Road (Outremont entrance of the Mount-Royal Cemetery). Reception to follow.

Guestbook 

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Casiez (Friend)

Entered October 17, 2018 from Mont-Royal, QC

Dear Andrea,
Please accept my most sincere condoléances. I had the chance to know Paul at McGill Life long Learning, He was a very accomplished administrator and contributed a lot to the community.
My prayers are with You Andrea.
We will always remember Paul.
All the best in these difficult times. We are thinking of you.
Solange

Louise et André Petrowski (amis-es)

Entered October 19, 2018 from Montreal

It was always a pleasure meeting Paul and Andrea.

Photos 

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Mount Royal Funeral Complex