Footprints: Terence Green - A loving father, husband and inspiration
A loving father, husband and inspiration
The usually quiet town of Christiana in Manchester lost one of its beloved sons, Terrence Green to the hands of a lone gunman in front of the family-operated Christiana Pharmacy.
Green, who was a justice of the peace in the parish, was returning from a bank when a gunman attempted to rob him. A struggle reportedly ensued between the two and Green was shot.
Everyone remembered Green as an inspiration to others. Ron Hamilton, Rotarian and retired principal of Holmwood Technical High School, remembered a quiet student who did his school work, was well behaved and an example for his peers.
Meanwhile, retired teacher Beresford South, who taught Green at Holmwood Technical High School for four years, remembered "an extremely ambitious, friendly and well liked student".
"Terence loved to engage you in thought-provoking discussions on a range of subjects and he always found time from his busy schedule to do so," South said. The former teacher said he was pleased to see how Green had matured and excelled over the years.
Green also described as a loving father, husband, and community person and high on discipline had positively touched the lives of thousands of lives in the roles of justice of the peace and Rotarian.
The Reverend Gary Harriott of Brice United Church said he found Green to be a pleasant person who made time to rap with everyone.
His father Ivan Green described him as a fast learner and well informed someone who never refused to grant a favour asked, and served the public well.
Cab drivers who ply the busy route in front of the Christiana Pharmacy, where Green was co-owner also expressed sadness at the businessman's death.
Green is survived by his widow Caroline, son Matthew, step-daughter, Danielle, as well as parents Ivan and Veda Green, brothers Christopher and Kirk. His funeral was held at the Kendal Conference Centre, Manchester.