Family and Friends Honour the Memory of T. G. Glossop

Terance George Glossop (1934–2019)

Terance George Glossop was born December 16, 1934 in Arundel – a small, southern English town. Having lived and worked in different countries for much of his life, Terry was happy to spend the last 16 years in Riga with his wife Baiba Liepiņa.

After completing his National Service in Egypt and working for the Inland Revenue in London, Terry left England for Toronto, Canada to begin a new chapter in his life. This marked the start of a long career with the Toronto-Dominion Bank, including postings in Vancouver, Montreal, New York and London.

While working, Terry earned a B.A. in Economics from York University in Toronto followed by an MBA from New York University, USA. He retired from the bank in 1996 as a vice president, subsequently embarking on a new career as an international consultant in the financial sector, helping to foster economic growth in developing countries, including Bosnia, Armenia, Mongolia and Tanzania. Terry brought wisdom, wit, courage, team spirit, hard work, creativity and adventure to every aspect of his personal and professional life.

Terry’s sons Peter and Neil from his first marriage to Elaine live in Toronto. From his second marriage with Baiba Liepina, his daughter Karen lives in London. Despite all his travel and work commitments, Terry always kept close contact with his children and grandchildren.

From 2003, Terry and his wife Baiba made Riga, Latvia, their permanent home. As a lover of jazz and opera, Terry was able to enjoy the diverse cultural life of Riga.

Terry’s wife Baiba was born November 5, 1946 in a Latvian refugee camp in Germany. At the age of three, Baiba arrived in Canada, where she later met her future husband. She has worked in international projects around the world. Baiba shares her memories: “We both enjoyed living in Riga. Terry was deeply interested in Latvia’s history. He was very aware that many Latvians his age were sent to Siberia, while for those who remained, life was full of difficulties. Terry felt privileged in his life in Riga and grateful to Latvia for all the opportunities that were open to him.” Since it was Terry’s wish to support oncology research in Latvia, a family friend, diaspora Latvian, oncologist-radiologist Dr. Ģirts J. Zēgners suggested cooperation with the University of Latvia Foundation.

After a brief illness, Terry Glossop passed away on July 19, 2019 at his home in Riga, leaving his wife Baiba, sons Peter with his wife Sylvie and Neil with his wife Natasha, daughter Karen, grandchildren – Claire with her husband Ishan, Matthew, Christine, Catherine, Michelle and Connor, as well as his sister Sylvia and nieces and nephews.


To honour Terry Glossop’s wishes, donations were invited to support oncology in Latvia. Thanks to donations from family and friends and administrative support by the University of Latvia (UL) Foundation, the Terry Glossop Memorial Scholarship has been established. The scholarship will be  awarded for  the academic year of 2020/2021, to a University of Latvia doctoral student specialising in oncology research.

The Terry Glossop Memorial Scholarship fund constitutes EUR 3 000. Donations were received from Terry Glossop’s family, Sabīne Beca, Juris Beņķis, Klāvs and Edīte Bērziņi, Dzintra Bungs, Aija Ebdene, Ilze Gulēna, Merle Kriss, Valdis Liepiņš, Gatis Litvins, Ingrīda Meierovica, SIA “VCG”, Valters Nollendorfs and Ģirts Jānis Zēgners.

We greatly appreciate the generous support to education and development!