Terrence ‘Timmy’ Polack remembered for tech lifestyle
While the Marley Anglican Church in Adelphi, St James, was not filled to capacity on Friday, February 8, genuine emotion could be felt as relatives and friends gathered there for the memorial service of Terrence Polack, who died suddenly on December 6, 2018.
Tributes were given in poetry and song from family members and co-workers from Fujistsu Caribbean Limited, where Polack worked as an engineer for the company’s services team prior to his death at the young age of 36. The tributes were then followed by the keynote sermon from chief clergy Reverend Basil McLeod.
Polack, who was affectionately called ‘Timmy’ and ‘Mr Timms’, was born on April 1, 1982, and grew up in Adelphi as one of six children for Arlington and Joan Polack. He attended Cornwall College in Montego Bay and later graduated from Northern Caribbean University in Mandeville, Manchester.
In delivering the eulogy, his sister, June Polack, recalled her brother as a generous man who organised his life in a somewhat mechanical fashion.
“He kept his life organised like a computer, and my father always said that Terrence thinks like a computer,” Polack recounted. “He was very thorough in everything he did. He was a selfless person, always giving of himself to his family and friends, and he made our lives so much richer.”
Stepdaughter Shoreh Rose remembered how Timmy taught her to love computers and technological advancements.
“I had a genuine interest in computers and technology just from being around Timmy. I called him for everything to do with computers, and he was supersmart and talented,” said Rose.