It is with great sorrow, the family of Ted announces his passing.
Ted is survived by his devoted wife Odelia; his children Shelly, Jeannie, Chantelle, and Durand; and his grandchildren Kirsten, Brooke, Thor, Cora, and Nya.
Ted grew up in the Waldersee, Grass River area of Manitoba. Ted’s adventurous spirit started as a teenager when he left the farm to start working. Over the years he worked in mining and construction in many northern and remote communities including Flin Flon, Thompson, Snow Lake, Churchill, Stewart and Galore Creek. Ted settled on the farm after marrying Odelia and continued to mine over the winter for many years.
Ted loved the outdoors, enjoying fishing, hunting, mountain hiking, and camping with his family. He enjoyed big family gatherings and could always be found sitting at the card table. He had a good sense of humour and loved sharing stories and telling jokes.
Ted developed a love for travelling in his later years. He travelled to Texas, Arizona, Uta, Cuba, Morocco, China, South America, and many other places. He spent many winters in Osoyoos, BC, yet he liked coming back to the farm and his weekly coffee outings in Glenella.
The family expresses deep gratitude to all the doctors, nurses, and health care providers who provided exceptional care.
It was Ted’s wishes to be cremated and have no memorial service. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice.