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DRING Terrence Anthony Joseph 27th Dec 1947 - 8th Sept 2017 Sadly but peacefully on Friday 8th September at Marie Curie Holme Towers Penarth, Terry passed away with his brother Martin at his bedside. A loving and dear son of the late Leslie John Dring and the late Catherine Patricia (Tishy) Dring (nee Brice). Born in Grangetown Cardiff at the home of grandparents James Lawrence and Catherine Elizabeth Brice in December 1947. In 1949 Terry lived in Ramsgate (Kent) and in 1956 he moved back to Cardiff and attended St Patricks School, he was also an altar boy at St Patricks Church. Terry left school in 1964 and started a butchers trade at Cardiff Central Market. His great interest was music, he took up playing bass guitar, joined and formed bands playing in social clubs of the early 1960's. He became one of the original mods of that era, and the summer of love 1967. In his youth Terry travelled a lot throughout Europe. He maintained one of the best allotments in Pontcanna and his garden in Mortimer Road Canton. For 16 years he worked at the commercial dry dock 'Cardiff Docks' as a paintsprayer on ships 'One of the best jobs that I ever had' he would say. For 26 years he worked for Gwinnut Electrical Cardiff before retiring. Terry was admired by family, friends and neighbours and will be missed for his uniqueness, his varied interests and larger than life character. A one-off! Terry you will always be my big brother "Dringy" love Martin. Now resting at J Pidgeon & Son Ltd, Victoria Park, Cardiff tel. 02920 226604 until the funeral service in the Chapel at 11.30am on Thursday 28th September followed by interment at Western Cemetery Ely. No flowers by request, donations to City Hospice, Dr Capell, Whitchurch Hospital Grounds, Park Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 7BF.
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Published in: South Wales Echo.
Published from: September 21, 2017.
Region: Wales
A thank you to Royal National Lifeboat Penarth, City Hospice Whitchurch, Velindre Hospital Whitchurch, St John Cymru, Merchant Navy/Seafarers Fund, Canal and River Trust Fund Brecon Beacons, for their kind words and tribute for Terry.
Left by Martin Dominic Dring: 15/03/2019
Thank you very much for your kind donation to the Canal & River Trust. It was lovely to read that Terry loved cycling and walking along the canal of Brecon and the Taff Trail. Our thoughts to the friends and family.
Left by Canal & River Trust: 12/03/2019
On behalf of the Merchant Navy Fund thank you to the family for your donation In Memory of a dear brother Terry, loving son to Mum "Tishy" and Dad Les, who served as a Merchant Seaman, before, throughout and after WWII for many years.
Left by Carole Hunt : 12/03/2019
Thank you to you and your family for your very generous donation to St John Cymru and for your kind words. It was a pleasure to read about Terry’s love of music and gardening and we want to thank you so much for your kindness in his memory.
Left by Chelsea - St John Cymru Wales: 06/03/2019
On behalf of Velindre NHS Trust Charity I would like to thank you for your kind donation in memory of Terry. This generous gift will support Velindre Cancer Centre in delivering & developing compassionate & individualised cancer care which will make a huge difference to patients and their families. Thank you so much. Rhian Gibson, Charity Director
Left by Rhian Gibson: 26/02/2019
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James Pidgeon & Son Ltd
Cowbridge Road East
Cardiff
South Glamorgan
CF5 1BD
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