December 1, 1929-August 25, 2015
On the morning of August 25th, at the age of 85, Ted left us to happily be reunited with Joyce, his beloved wife of 60 years. His heart had said “enough” and he was ready to go with his Lord.
Predeceased by his wife, Joyce, in 2009, his survivors include his sister, Ailene, his daughters, Marion, Victoria (Will), Janine (Dave), sons Glenn (Rita) and James (Debbie), grandchildren, Alissa, Michael, Nikki, Bryan, Landon, Vanessa, Christina, Tammy and Leanne, and numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Ted was born in Winnipeg, met Joyce when he was only 13 and they were married at 19. Ted took on many roles in his life, from mechanic to carpenter, and even hair stylist, becoming President of the Manitoba Hairdressers. Whatever Ted took on, he always jumped in with both feet and he could always be counted on whenever family and friends needed anything renovated or repaired.
Ted was a founding member of the Dashwood Fire Dept., was involved with Echo Players/Village Theatre, was past President of the Craig Heritage Park & Museum, and a volunteer at SOS. Ted had a wry sense of humour and was often referred to as a “character”. He ‘lived’ to sing and dance and he and Joyce enjoyed many wonderful years square dancing.
A Celebration of Life for Ted will be held at St. Stephen’s United Church, at the top of Village Way in Qualicum Beach, on Friday, October 2nd, at 1:00 p.m.
The family would like to express our deep gratitude for the wonderful staff at The Gardens for their loving, compassionate ways in which they cared for Ted.
In lieu of flowers, we ask that anyone wishing to pay tribute to Ted’s memory, please give to a charity of your own choosing, and may God bless you.