I think this article by Neil Gaiman sums Terry up beautifully:
He did not want to go peacefully into that good night. Instead he raged and railed, against the cruelty of the disease that slowly robbed him of his ability to weave stories. And I for one am truly grateful, he graced us with those stories.
Rest in Peace Terry, you will be missed.
Before I go I 'll leave you with a few quotes from the great man himself:
I just hope Terry had some suger lumps for Binky.