A heart for struggling kids
|A few words from those who know him well:|
Terry has been my best friend and the love of
my life pretty much since our first date on Jan. 24, 1974. A shared
belief in the premise that if something is worth doing, it's worth doing
well is the cornerstone of the foundation of our relationship.
This, of course, means that anything that Terry commits to, he dedicates the time and effort required to make it a success.
We have been happily married for almost 35 years and think that we have done well raising our two boys, of whom we are very proud.
Terry is modest and not extremely comfortable being the centre of attention. However, there is no question that he has made the capital area a better place to live through his contribution to football.
Those that know him, know that he is kind, hardworking, committed, loyal, knowledgeable and has a good sense of humour; he especially loves to tease. From time-to-time he does get grumpy but all the other endearing characteristics make the grumpiness easy to forgive.
I am thankful to Terry for supporting my interests and endeavours over the years and truly consider him to be number one on my list of life's blessings.
Terry McIntyre's wife
My dad has always been available to me
through my ups and downs., to lend an ear and offer advice whether I ask
for it or not. I'm blessed to have , in a father and a role model, a
loving man who embodies the human characteristics of hard work,
self-sacrifice and community service that are so critical to my
performance in my training as a physician.
However, behind the busy, hardworking guy is a playful spirit that reminds me to never take anything too seriously and never to argue with a fool. As I continue to grow as a person and a member of the community, I try to do so following the lead of the light-hearted and benevolent man that is my father.
William F. McIntyre, B. Sc., MD
Terry McIntyre's son
Terry is one of the most generous
people that I know. His heart is huge. He is one of those people that
you could ask for anything and he will do it for you. He does everything
possible to make football available to anyone that wants to play.
McIntyre's friend and colleague through volunteering
I have never met a man so
generous of heart when it comes to making sure that every child has a
chance to play a sport and be part of a team, regardless of skill and
He is an action-oriented person who believes that every problem has a solution and his energy, dedication and enthusiasm has attracted many like-minded people.
He is never one to sit on the laurels of the standards of the previous season but he is always looking for ways to reach more potential players, find more playing time for committed players and make the upcoming season better. His boundless energy is infectious.
McIntyre's friend and neighbour
When I think about Terry, two words
immediately come to mind: football and obsession. At first
consideration, most people might think of someone with a football
obsession as one of those beer-swilling, body-painted fanatics who are
mindlessly possessed by the game. That is decidedly not Terry. Let's
begin with the obsession part. Terry is obsessed with the belief that
character development, particularly self-esteem, is best developed
through team sport.
He is obsessed with the belief that every child deserves a chance to play regardless of family resources or raw talent. He is obsessed with the notion that there should and could be a spot on any team for any kind of child. Terry dove into CAMFA and helped to build it into the organization it is today. I can say without a doubt that Terry is the most passionate volunteer I have seen. He tirelessly continues to contribute, whether it be through back room organization, coaching or refereeing. He is truly an amazing guy.
McIntyre's friend and neighbour