Boshart, Terry

Born: Aug 14, 1957
Died: Aug 14, 2019


Passed away peacefully surrounded by the love and comfort of his family at Lisaard House in Cambridge on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 – his 62 nd birthday.
Terry was born in Kitchener, Ontario, a son of the late Floyd and Edna (Bender) Boshart.
Beloved husband of Barb (Gascho) Boshart whom he married on August 13, 1978.Loving father to his family; Nic Boshart and wife Chloe Vice, Brant Boshart and Eric Boshart. Cherished grandfather to Callum and Jasper Boshart. Terry will beforever remembered by his brothers and sisters; Donna (Eldon Gerber), Bruce (Janice), Brent (Maribeth), Monica (Bryan Gingerich) and Annette MacDonald aswell as by his sisters and brothers-in-law; Rosemary (Ev Fotheringham), Jane (Lowell Yoder), Paul Gascho (Karen), John Gascho, Christine Gascho and Carol(Bert Weger) and will be forever loved by his many nieces and nephews. Terry is predeceased by his father and mother-in-law John and Geraldine (Bender) Gascho.
Terry lived a life of adventure, cruising the open roads with Barb on his motorcycle. Terry loved his power tools, building everything from birdhouses tothe addition to the family home in Ayr, Ontario. He loved the outdoors and hiking, capturing beautiful scenery with his keen eye for photography. In his professional life, Terry was a compassionate caregiver and enthusiastic educator and mentor. His career in nursing spanned decades, finding his feet as an RN at Strathroy General Hospital and flourishing as a nurse educator at St. Mary’s General Hospital and in 2016 was awarded the Mission Legacy Award for contributing in an exceptional manner to Sisters of St. Joseph’s health care. Relatives and friends are invited to the Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, 291 Huron Street, New Hamburg, on Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 1 – 3 & 6 – 8 p.m. The funeral will take place at Steinmann Mennonite Church, 1316 Snyders Road West, Baden at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Motorcycle riders are encouraged to ride their bikes to celebrate the shared love of the open road. As expressions of sympathy, donations to the Lisaard House or Mennonite Central Committee – Health and Education would be greatly appreciated (Cheques accepted). Personal condolences and donation information available at

Visitation Information


Aug 17, 2019


1 - 3 & 6 - 8 pm.


Mark Jutzi Funeral Home – New Hamburg
291 Huron Street
New Hamburg, Ontario
N3A 1K2
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Service Information


Aug 18, 2019


3:00 p.m.


Steinmann Mennonite Church
1316 Snyders Road West
Baden, Ontario
N3A 3K8
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Interment Information


Steinmann Mennonite Cemetery
Baden, Ontario

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Although charitable funds are sent directly to the charity, please remember to contact us directly to give a card from you to the family in memory of their loved one.

Lisaard House
990 Speedsville Rd.
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 4R6
519-208-5055 ext. 251

Mennonite Central Committee
50 Kent Avenue
suite 203
Kitchener, ON
N2G 3R1
(519) 745 - 8458


Condolence from Pat Eby and Jean Wood of Baden sent on September 16, 2019

So sorry for your loss of a good person. Gone way to young. Just read it in the old paper today sept. 16. We would have been there for you and your family. I sent the write up to Bob and Donna Wood because he did not know about it either. So sorry. Hugs to you all

Condolence from Carol Parsons sent on September 14, 2019

I’m so sorry to hear the passing of Terry
I was a porter in the Emergency department
I worked on a few committees as well as a few of his inserves over the years
Terry was a very kind man
He was amazing at his job
To his lovely wife and family I’m truly sorry for your loss
He will be missed
RIP Terry

Condolence from Carol Gingerich sent on August 30, 2019

Dear Barb,

I fondly remember that during our time together at Steinmann’s MYF you and Terry were fun trailblazers who organized teenage trips to
Stratford park and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. It was a glorious chance to get all dressed up. I wish you God’s peace and comfort.

Condolence from Alma Robb sent on August 25, 2019

Barb, Nic, Brant & Eric – my sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful person and an exceptional nurse. I was privileged to work closely with Terry at SMGH, and will always treasure my memories.

Condolence from Janet Laird sent on August 20, 2019

Barb, our sincere condolences on the passing of a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and nurse. Terry was a very special person and he will be missed by many. Sending prayers & love to you and your family. I graduated with Terry and was blessed to begin my nursing career with him at St. Mary’s. He gave so much to his patients, the families and to the team. May God be with you and Terry be with God. Janet (nee Dietrich) & Brandt Laird

Condolence from Liz Watson sent on August 20, 2019

Barb and family, I treasure the laughs I shared, the knowledge I was taught and the support I received from Terry. He was the nurse we all wanted to be. My heart aches for you as you grieve this sweet, darling man.

Condolence from Ananda emch sent on August 19, 2019

When I hear of uncle terrys passing.iam deeply sad.i have been though this so many times.with mum@grandpa. Others just doesn’t seem fair to take him. But they were suffering and god said come to me.

Condolence from Ray and Linda McNichol sent on August 19, 2019

Our condolences to you and yours in husband and father….our paths crossed in nursing a few years ago…..Terry was an inspiration to all who had the pleasure of meeting him.

Condolence from Judy Motley sent on August 18, 2019

Barb and family, I am thinking of you all.

Condolence from eric hentschel sent on August 18, 2019

Barb, I was very sorry to hear the Terry had died. He was the embodiment of St. Mary’s mission. I tried to find the photo of a skit he organized where he dressed up and debated with me about the merits of the flu shot. very funny. We had a number of collaborations on the CHEST Unit. We will miss him. Condolences to you and your family. Eric

Condolence from Kim Dykstra sent on August 18, 2019

Dear Barb and Family,
I had the pleasure of always being greeted by Terry’s big grin – he had the best smile. I worked many years within the walls of St Mary’s and our paths crossed many times over the course of many years. His demeanor was kind and comforting… such a gentle soul. No matter where he was or what he was doing he would always take the time to say hello. He truly exemplified compassion and patience and a zest for life. Thinking of you and your family at this time.

Condolence from Jennifer Howell sent on August 18, 2019

Terry was one of the first people I met at St Mary’s General Hospital when I moved to Canada in 2006 and I remember thinking he was such a kind and genuine person with a wonderful sense of humor to boot. That impression never changed as I had the pleasure of knowing him the 10 years I lived and worked in Kitchener. My sincere condolences to his family. He will be fondly remembered and greatly missed!

Condolence from Tina (Grainger) Reparon sent on August 18, 2019

I was so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I have many fond memories of our time in MYF when you and Terry were sponsors at ZMC. Thank you for giving of your time and energy to love and mentor a crazy group of teenagers. May God give you His peace and comfort during this difficult time.

Condolence from Pearl Ann & Mahlon Martin sent on August 18, 2019

To Barb and family, So sorry to hear about Terry passing away, was so wonderful to get to know you and Terry and your family when you attended Zurich Mennonite Church.
Thinking about you and praying that the Lord will give you His comfort and peace, as you go through this difficult time..Love and Prayers,

Condolence from Ann sent on August 17, 2019

Glory and thanks to +G_d for Terry and his gifts of compassionate care and gentle leadership. Terry’s memory is a blessing.

Condolence from Leslie Slabon sent on August 17, 2019

Dear Barb and Family, Terry influenced the practice of so many nurses and students over the course of his career at SMGH. He exemplified the values inherent in our organization ie) integrity, compassion, and respect. I feel privileged to have worked with him on the Chest unit. I hope you take some comfort in the knowledge that his legacy of care continues in the work of those he supported and mentored. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.

Condolence from Gratiana Achim sent on August 17, 2019

Words can not express the immensity of your loss, Barb & family. Praying for comfort and healing at this very painful time. Terry was a comforter at heart- wether he was working with patients, educating nurses, managing a nursing unit or mentoring he put his whole heart in it and encouraged others to do so. He was a mentor and a role model to many of us! Condolences!

Condolence from Stu & Ruth Ann Steckle sent on August 17, 2019

Wishing you the warmth of hugs & memories of good times shared . Take comfort in God ‘s presence & in the hope of God’s strength .
Sincere sympathy & prayers.

Condolence from Randy and Judy Anderson sent on August 17, 2019

We sorrow with Barb and family…yet not without hope. I Thess. 4:13. We have cherished memories of Terry and Barb…and all our dear brothers and sisters in Christ in Waterloo township. We love you guys.

Condolence from Caeli Lynch sent on August 17, 2019

Dear Barb, Nic, Chloe, Brant, Eric, Callum and Jasper, we are so sorry for your loss. It is through Nic and Chloe that we know of Terry’s kindness and compassion, and how much he enjoyed life. Our hearts are with you as you celebrate Terry’s life, and share stories of how his life shaped yours. May we all be so blessed!

Condolence from Tremaine & Jayme Harris (Steckley) sent on August 17, 2019

Dearest Barb, Nic, Brant & Eric
Please know that your hearts are being uplifted in prayers each day. Terry was so loved, appreciated and left a mark on this world with his zest for life, compassion for others and an ability to find the funny side of life! Isn’t that what life’s all about? He lived it passionately.
Sending hugs and prayers from the south
Jayme & Tree xoxo

Condolence from Brian and Deb sent on August 17, 2019

There was never a better friend. We will never forget his precious smiles, jokes and fun jibes and of course the open road together. Terry thank you for being the kind of friend every person wishes for. We will miss you so so much.

Condolence from Gerald Conyard sent on August 17, 2019

Dear Barb and Family
I am very to hear this sad news. I couldn’t have had better neighbors,
The bird home he made for me will be a memory I will cherish. Words cannot express my feelings Take care

Condolence from MARGIE WARREN sent on August 17, 2019

What sadness I felt when I read of Terry’s death in the paper today. I was one of Terry’s nursing professors and I recall as a student he was very committed to nursing. Even then I knew he would make a positive contribution to the profession. You are in prayers at this difficult time. Nursing has lost a valuable member of the profession.
Margie Warren

Condolence from Jon Gingerich sent on August 17, 2019

I very much appreciated Terry and Barb as our youth group Leaders at Living Water church. I also have a very clear memory when I was pretty young of Terry visiting our farm on his big bad Kawasaki 900 and thinking he was awfully cool 🙂 My sincere condolences to Barb, the kids, grandkids and all the siblings.

Condolence from Jayne Menard sent on August 16, 2019

Barb and family, so sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. He was such a wonderful person; always a smile and kinds words for all. Take comfort in knowing that he had a positive impact on everyone he encountered and made a real difference. My thoughts and prayers and with you all.

Condolence from Leanne Proveau sent on August 16, 2019

Barb and family, I am heartbroken for you and for a wonderful man who touched so many lives in a positive inspirational way and always with humor. I hope that the abundance of love and caring that he gave and inspired in others comes back to you many times over, and may it bring you comfort in this most tragic difficult time. You are in my prayers.

Condolence from Dale & Carol Cressman sent on August 16, 2019

So sorry to hear of Terry’s illness and passing. We have fond memories from the years your family lived at St Josephs and you attended ZMC. Another great man gone too soon, love and prayers , Dale and Carol

Condolence from Jack Borman sent on August 16, 2019

I had the honour of working with Terry for a number of years in his capacity as an educator at SMGH. He often assisted with Nurses who were experiencing performance issues and almost without exception, he could turn a situation around. Served on committees with Terry and he often lead the discussion and direction of the group. He was a true professional. Didn’t know him personally but he always seemed to be a very happy positive person and you and your family must be very proud of him. Barb, my deepest sympathy to you and Terry’s family….a wonderful individual gone too soon!

Condolence from Deb sent on August 16, 2019

Condolences barb and family .a very kind hearted and gentle man / nurse I will remember him always

Condolence from Lisa Cotton sent on August 16, 2019

To Barb and your family…I am very sorry to hear of Terry’s passing. I really enjoyed talking to and learning from Terry…..about work and of course motorcycles!!

He was a great guy! May you find comfort in all the great memories you shared. Thinking of you ♥️ hugs

Condolence from Doug Jones sent on August 16, 2019

I only knew Terry briefly but appreciated his warmth. I always felt welcome and accepted in his home by Terry and his family. May your faith comfort you at this time of loss, Terry died too soon. He will be remembered well.

Condolence from Nathan Hutton sent on August 16, 2019

Terry was an incredible guy. An awesome father to his boys, a great husband and his sense of humour was always on point. He will be missed. My deepest condolences to Barb, Nic, Brant, Eric and the rest of the family.

Condolence from Mary Lou Boshart sent on August 16, 2019

I am so sorry for your Loss. Many memories of growing up with Terry. We are 4 months apart in age. Kind and gentle man. ❤️

Condolence from Rick & Sue (Boshart) Erb sent on August 16, 2019

Dear Barb and family and Boshart & Gascho families.
We are so saddened by the lost of my first cousin, Terry. He fought sooo hard through this ordeal.
He was a terrific guy and we’re so sorry for your loss.
May all the great memories of him help you all through this most difficult time.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Hugs to all, ♥️

Condolence from Parlee Family and spouses sent on August 16, 2019

Love, care and condolences. Terry Lynn was a kind, gentle man, with a lot of love and time in his heart. Our hearts go out to you at this time.

Condolence from Heather Wombwell sent on August 16, 2019

Terry was one of the kindest and most compassionate people I have ever had the privilege of knowing and working with.
Barb, I will be holding you and your family gently in my heart and prayers.