Terence Michael Edward Strutt
Terence was born in London, England on March 2nd, 1930. He passed away in Northridge, California in his home of nearly 50 years with his three daughters by his side on July 3rd, 2021 after a long and courageous battle with severe lung disease.
As a child, Terence was an adventure seeker with an inquisitive and often mischievous mind. His family often moved from place to place in England which toughened him and was likely the reason he became independent at an early age.
Although his formal education was limited due to war time circumstances, Terence gained immense knowledge through his life experiences and travels.
He eventually met and married the love of his life, Phoebe, had a family, and in 1972 settled in his lovely house in Northridge, California where he worked tirelessly to provide a happy home and wonderful life for his family.
Terence held several jobs during his long life, the most interesting of which were driving a double decker bus through the busy streets of London and later working as an accomplished brick mason who in his spare time, built beautiful and elaborate fireplaces, walls, and pathways for lucky friends and family.
At home, Terence was the “Jack of all Trades”, there was nothing he couldn’t fix or put together. There was never a need to call a handyman to his home.
Terence was always larger than life and a true force of nature. He was a masterful and naturally gifted story teller who would fill a crowded room with laughter while sharing tales of his life experiences. This gift stayed with him until the very end when even his whispered words could bring a smile to your face.
Terence will be deeply missed but never forgotten. He will forever live on through his loved ones.
Terence was preceded in death by his beloved wife Phoebe, his parents Peggy and Thomas Strutt, and his adored brother Thomas Strutt whose ashes will be buried with him.
Terence is survived by his daughter, Jennifer and her partner Reed, his daughter Valerie and her husband Mike, his daughter Jane and her husband Pete, his four grandsons Luke, Joseph, Jack and Charlie, his step grandchildren Michael and Isabella, numerous nieces and nephews in England, Ireland, Scotland and Canada and countless wonderful friends and neighbors.