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Terence (Terry) Swanston
  • 29 years old
  • Date of birth: Aug 28, 1980
  • Place of birth:
    Montreal, QC, Canada
  • Date of passing: Aug 21, 2010
  • Place of passing:
    Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, United States
Your light went out too soon! Always loved & missed Mum, Dad & Jen

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Terence Swanston, 29, born on August 28, 1980 and tragically took his own life on August 21, 2010. We will remember him forever. Miss you, Terry. <3

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Deanna Blevins on 28th August 2017

"Terry you were such a large part of your family, and i know their hurt is still with them, you are in their hearts forever.  I lost a son, and he is in my heart forever, also. May peace be with your family until you all meet again."

This tribute was added by Michael Cahill on 21st August 2016

"We think of Terence with much love and remember the memories of his days as a boy and a young man. And we send our love and support to Barbara, Michael and Jennifer.
Love Michael and Tania Cahill"

This tribute was added by Deanna Blevins on 21st August 2016

"Terry, you are forever loved and missed, and in the hearts of your family and friends until you all meet again. hugs, Barbara and family"

This tribute was added by Robin Coin on 28th August 2015

""You fly with the Angels & dance with the stars - and there you'll remain til I'm where you are!"

((Love & Prayers))"

This tribute was added by Deanna Blevins on 28th August 2015

"Think of you and your husband and daughter trying to get on with your lives, and know that it must be hard.  But, i do know that you are strong parents and your daughter is too.  My heart still goes out to you all.  Big Hugs. One day you will all meet again.

Much Love"

This tribute was added by Robin Coin on 21st August 2015

I am thinking of you and your beautiful son today.  The bond between Mother & child is like no other - and death CANNOT break it!!!

I love you!!!
I'm sending you HUGE hugs!!!"

This tribute was added by Michael Cahill on 28th August 2014

"Barbara and Michael
I know the memories flood back and it must be overwhelming for you. I remember Terence as a young boy in Montreal with great fondness. If only things were different.

This tribute was added by Robin Coin on 22nd August 2014

You're in my thoughts & prayers always!!!
A candle is burning for our children!!!

Robin - Courtney's Mom"

This tribute was added by Deanna Blevins on 21st August 2014

"Joy, you and your husband and daughter are in our thoughts today and always, Terry you are missed so much by them and so many more people.  Your Mom is doing such great work helping other people with mental illness and depression - you would be so proud of her."

This tribute was added by Trish Thompson on 22nd April 2014

"I am carrying your message in my heart and will begin the dialogue with my loved one. I am so very sorry for your loss of Terry."

This tribute was added by Deanna Blevins on 30th August 2013

"Hi Barbara and family,  - Thinking of you during these hard weeks, you have lived through this sad loss of your son's life, BUT, you are a very positive and strong person, and doing something very helpful for all the other families going through the same situation.  Hugs !"

This tribute was added by Robin Coin on 25th August 2013


Thinking of you during the difficult days.  Your sweet son has such beautiful eyes that draw me in when I look at his memorial.  

God Bless our Children..."

This tribute was added by Barbara Swanston on 21st August 2013

"My beautiful boy, my sweet son ~ I miss you so much.  Can it really be 3 years?  Your legacy is in the work I am doing to raise awareness and eliminate the stigma about mental illness and suicide.  Fly free, my love.  xxx"

This tribute was added by Eileen Hegstad on 21st August 2013

"Remembering Terry Swanston. Never ever forgotten. "Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful, beautiful boy!" (Beatles) Saying his name aloud here in Washington State today."

This tribute was added by Grace Epstein on 14th June 2013

"Hi Barbara,
I just finished listening to your impassioned speech about Suicide and its stigma. Thank you. Thank you for reaching out to the world to help prevent suicide. Prevention begins with understanding and then maybe each and everyone of us can be there for someone who needs help. Grace - Serena's mom"

This tribute was added by Barbara Mckee on 29th April 2013

"I too am from pos. I have read a lot of your comments, but never went to this site. You are a very special lady. Your son is so handsome. My prayers are with you."

This tribute was added by susan gamza on 6th January 2013

"Dear Barbara, I am so sorry for your lost. I do understand, I lost my daughter Rachel (30) along with my grandson Troy(3) back on July 24th 2009. There were some problems with her and her husband. I notices that your son lived in plymouth meeting, pa @ the time of his death, well what a small world I live in the same city.Just remember this pain never goes away it just gets softer."

This tribute was added by Sharon Thompson on 12th November 2012

"Barbara,  I will always keep you and Terry in my thoughts. Losing a child is so devastating and the pain never really goes away, it just softens. I walk each step with you and hold your hand through the journey. With love, understanding and sorrow, another mother who knows the pain. Kevin 10/11/1974 - 07/10/2009"

This tribute was added by Terry Pratt on 7th November 2012

"Barbara you said, "What I want to do is speak and speak and speak...regarding the perception of mental illness, how it is considered by many as a stigma and looked upon with disdain." You speak for me and others who are too afraid to speak. This is such a tribute to Terry."

This tribute was added by Tammy LaCoursiere on 2nd November 2012

"Eyes like the bluest sky. Such a handsome young man. We remember you Terry."

This tribute was added by Harry Nicole Panagiotopoulos on 1st November 2012

"Barbara ,
what a beautiful and radiant young man. I feel as if i know him personally thru all your memories on POS. My heart aches for you and wishes  that he blesses you with a lifetime of visitations and signs. I know like all of us you would rather have him by your side..holding my hand out to you as well as my heart.
Niccii mom to Taki"

This tribute was added by Kelly Rewerts on 1st November 2012

"What a handsome young man you have Barbara...I am glad you have Terry home with you and hope you can feel his love surrounding you on a daily basis.  He flies on the wings of the eagles you see and is in everything you see all around you..
Love, Kelly, Dustin's mom"

This tribute was added by Patty Day on 1st November 2012

"Dear Barbara,
My deepest sympathy to you, your husband and daughter for the loss of your dear Terry.  Thank you for the opportunity to get to know a bit about your handsome son through the stories you share. The love you have for Terry lives on forever and shines through the support you provide to all grieving parents.  Love, Patty - Brendan's mom"

This tribute was added by Michael Cahill on 31st October 2012

"We can only imagine your pain. The letter about Terence's ashes and the wedding book is so moving. I can see him as a young lad in Montreal, gnawing holes in the wall of his bedroom and being mischievous at Holiday dinners. If only it had been otherwise. It must be some comfort to have him with you.
Love, Michael & Tania"

This tribute was added by Chris Crubaugh on 30th October 2012

"Terry, I never knew you, but do know and love your Mum. Everything that she has shared with me, tells me what an exceptional person you were- how kind and loving you were and how very much you are missed. Fly free and high Terry, and know that you are loved."

This tribute was added by Jean Ruthenbeck on 29th October 2012


Terry is a handsome young man with big beautiful eyes. I am so sorry. I know he is missed dearly.  
Terry, my dear sweet Angel, I hope you have found peace. Rest Dear Angel with all our beautiful children.
Love Jean, Joe's Mom POS"

This tribute was added by Kathlene Russell on 29th October 2012

""Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory
no one can steal."

May peace and serenity through the memory of Terry's life shared be yours now and forever."

This tribute was added by Carla Coelho on 29th October 2012

"Dear Barbara
I just want to leave a tribute to your beatifull angel Terry, and hope that our sons meet in Heaven. As your son, my Carlos also born and died in August, and I know that from now on will be a paintfull month.But I also know that I´ll have your hand in mine. Mom to mom"

This tribute was added by Dianne Falco on 29th October 2012

"Barbara, What a beautiful son! So happy he is home with you. So sad to have to get to know each other under these circumstances. May our sons find the peace they were longing for. Love and Hugs!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Swanston on 26th October 2012

"October 26, 2012 - We received your ashes today, Terry.  Oh our hearts are broken all over again and I am glad you are home with us where you are loved and wanted. Love you so much my beautiful boy.  I wish you could have found another way to deal with your pain. In my heart always.  Mum"

This tribute was added by Robin Coin on 13th October 2012

What a beautiful boy with such beautiful, loving eyes!!!  This is a wonderful tribute for your precious son.  Thank you for your support and friendship.  Thank you for walking on this journey WITH me!

Our Angels are together!!!"

This tribute was added by Barbara Swanston on 19th September 2012

"'Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.'  John Lennon
We had plans to meet Terence and his wife in Ireland in September, 2010. On August 21, 2010 at about 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time life happened when our son, our beautiful boy ended his own life. In doing this he shattered our plans, my heart, my sense of security and my life changed forever. It was and still is unfathomable"

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