It is with great sadness that the family of Terry Lacroix announce his passing on December 25, 2021, in Calgary, at the age of 60. He is predeceased by his parents, Lloyd and Linda (Prouse) Lacroix. Left to mourn his passing are his daughters Kesar (Jason) and Alia (Kelvin), stepson Vinay (Elias and Avery), sisters Lori, Glenna (Ken), Pat (Lynda), and Jodi (Duff), nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.
Terry’s life was music whether it was listening, playing, singing, jamming, composing, recording, or running off to fill in at the next gig. His love and life-long passion of music began at an early age, with Terry playing guitar for the church choir and the high school band. His own high school ‘Garage Band’ could be found regularly rocking the neighbourhood with the likes of Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, BTO and The Guess Who. He also shared the stage on many occasions with his Mom, Linda Lacroix, who played with the ‘Moosomin Rythmaires’. Besides music, in his youth Terry was also involved in numerous high school sports, including baseball, soccer, football, basketball, volleyball, badminton and track and field.
Terry’s first job after graduating high school was at the IMC K1 potash mine in Esterhazy, where he worked for 3 years. However his love of music, and the desire to continue to hone his craft saw him leave his Saskatchewan hometown for Calgary. His first band, ‘The Stand’, enjoyed moderate success in fronting groups such as Trooper and Gowan, and were a staple of the Calgary circuit.
It was during this time that Terry also set down roots to raise a family, working to balance family life, work in the oil and gas industry and a career as a musician.
Terry was an all around talented musician, well known and respected for his bass guitar skills in the prominent blues music community of Calgary, and while his music career spanned a lifetime, those who knew Terry will remember him for his kindness. He saw the good in those he met and was quick to be open and welcoming and lend a helping hand. He was a kind, intelligent, talented man, with a big heart. He will be forever missed, but heaven’s music never sounded so good!
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