Terry Manning Obituary, Death – It is with heavy hearts and deep sadness that we come together to remember and honor the life of a distinguished veteran and cherished member of the HMS Cleopatra community, Terry Manning (256). Terry passed away on Friday, August 18, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of service, camaraderie, and cherished memories. Terry Manning served proudly aboard HMS Cleopatra as an LSM from 1950 to 1953. His commitment to duty and camaraderie with his fellow shipmates were emblematic of the values held dear by the Royal Navy.
Terry’s service to his country and his dedication to the Cleopatra were sources of immense pride throughout his life. Terry’s connection to the Cleopatra extended well beyond his years of active service. He was an active member of the HMS Cleopatra Association, attending numerous reunions over the years. At these gatherings, he proudly donned the association’s attire, including the distinctive tie, polo shirt, and blazer adorned with the ship’s badge. These reunions provided Terry with an opportunity to reconnect with old friends and create new memories.
Terry’s passing leaves a profound void in the lives of his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, and his daughter, Justine Manning, who shared the news of his passing with the HMS Cleopatra community. Terry’s legacy as a loving husband, father, and friend is evident in the fond memories he created with his family and the bonds he formed with his shipmates. As we bid farewell to Terry Manning, we honor his service, dedication, and the indelible mark he left on the HMS Cleopatra community.
His legacy of camaraderie, pride, and loyalty will forever be remembered. Though Terry may have crossed the bar, his memory lives on in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him. In loving memory of Terry Manning (256), we pay our respects and offer our deepest condolences to his family, friends, and shipmates. May he rest in eternal peace, knowing that his legacy and the memories of his time aboard the Cleopatra will endure for generations to come.