Edward “Ted” was born in Arden, MB on February 14, 1935. He passed peacefully in Neepawa Hospital after a lengthy illness on January 27, 2018.
Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 58 years, Lillian; daughters Patricia (Russ) of Stayner, Ont; and Sharon of Brandon; sons Brian of Thunder Bay, Ont and Wayne (Binky) of Ashburn, Ont; 3 grandchildren Samantha (Joey) of Dryden, Ont, Desi-Lyn of Neepawa, and Gage of Winnipeg; 3 great grandchildren Kenshin, Aysiah and Roman of Dryden; brothers Flynn (Charles)/(Louise) of Brandon, Kenneth of Coleman, AB; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Ted was predeceased by daughter Cheryl in 2012; brother Murray (Beryl); sister Elsie Simpson; mother and father Edna & Alfred Warburton.
Ted worked as a farm labourer for 5 years and had a lifetime career with CNR section, machine operator, Mechanic Field Maintainer, relieving supervisor at Thunder Bay, On. He retired in 1990 with 30 years service. He retired on the farm his grandfather homesteaded in 1903, his favourite place. Ted enjoyed some farming, fixing and repairing in his shop, snowmobiling, quad running and playing guitar. He enjoyed volunteering in his community and helping friends and neighbours.
His fondest memories were travelling coast to coast camping with his family, his little cabin, Delta Beach., the Narrows and fishing at Wabigoon, ON and potato harvest.
Special thanks to Dr. Ong for all his years of care and his office staff; to all the Neepawa Hospital staff and to our wonderful neighbours and friends. All your help has been and is really appreciated. God Bless each and everyone.
As to Ted’s wishes, there will be no funeral, but a get together at a later date where family and friends will be welcome to come and share memories.