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It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ted (67), our beloved husband, father and papou (grandfather). Ted passed away peacefully on the afternoon of April 11, 2022 at Cottage Hospice in Vancouver, just as the sun burst out of the clouds, with his wife and daughters closely at his side.

Ted was a man who possessed a great passion for his family and for life. He was actively involved in his community and enjoyed using his mechanical ingenuity to help anyone who needed it. His sharp wit and goofy sense of humor kept those around him laughing, even in the hardest of times. For Ted, a perfect day would include riding his Harley to the airport, flying his self-built ultralight Challenger and cooking up one of his special recipes for a family gathering. 

Ted will be lovingly remembered by his wife Margie, daughters Amy and Sarah, son-in-law Marijan, and his beloved grandchildren Chloe, Abigail, Mateo and Oliver. He was predeceased by his brother Fote (Corinne) in 2007. He will be missed by his brothers and sisters; Tom, Jasmine (Dave), George (Carrie), Art, Eleanor (Bob), Jim (Susan), Greg (Nicole); and brother-in-law Danny (Marilyn) as well as his many nieces and nephews, extended family and a great number of friends.    

Ted will be remembered for his integrity, his strength of spirit, and the friendship and generosity he extended to all whom he met.

“Gone from our sight, but never our memories – Gone from our touch, but never our hearts.”

Remembrance and Celebration of Life 

For an opportunity to share memories and stories of Ted, you are invited to join his family and friends to celebrate his life on

Monday, May 30, service begins at 1:30 at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course Clubhouse, 7600 Halifax Street, Burnaby BC.

Coffee, tea, and finger foods will be served.

Condolence Messages

  1. Barry Hazard

    28 May 2022 4 months ago

    Ted and I rode togeather as Motorcycle Officers in the VPD and formed a strong bond and friendship over the years. We had way more laughs than we should have and I always enjoyed Ted’s comradery and great sense of humor. He will be sadly missed.

  2. Deanna Eckford

    18 May 2022 5 months ago

    I was fortunate enough to work with Ted for many years at Chevron and always appreciated his many professional attributes. He was a natural leader, both with his employees and his colleagues, and was always a pleasure to be around. Although I haven’t seen Ted for some years, I can clearly picture his smile and hear his infectious laugh. My deepest condolences to his family. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

  3. Garry Vath

    05 May 2022 5 months ago

    I was partnered with Ted for some time while we both worked patrol in the Kitsilano area while we were with the VPD in the early 80’s. He was always very friendly with a tremendous sense of humour. We shared many laughs and got into lots of mischief on quiet night shifts. Ted was a gentleman and a great partner.
    My sincere condolences to his family.

  4. Tobbi Williamson

    03 May 2022 5 months ago

    Deepest Sympathy to you and your Family Margie.

  5. Catherine Wilson

    03 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Margie and Family,
    Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. May all the special memories you have bring you peace and comfort.
    Sincerely,
    Catherine Wilson

  6. Maria Major

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    Margie and family.

    So sorry for your loss. May memories sustain you all.

    Maria Major

  7. Rosi

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    Dear Margie, Amy, Sarah and the rest of the family,
    I send my deepest, heartfelt condolences to you all. I can’t begin to tell you how sorry I am for your loss.

    I remember Ted as such a wonderful person. He was thoughtful, humble, a very good friend, and that big smile of his! I have many good memories, including those from long ago in high school, later on him being the Best Man at my wedding and you, Margie, my Maid of Honour. Some years did go by but happily enough I was able to re-connect via social media.

    I’m sure there are no words to describe how much he will be missed by you, your family and anyone who knew him, but as you go through this immensely difficult time, remember the love and support that surrounds you.

    You are all in my thoughts.

    Much love,
    Rosi

  8. Mark MacAulay

    02 May 2022 5 months ago

    I met Ted while building a Challenger ultralight aircraft, similar to his C-ITED. We worked together to solve problems for each other, and I really enjoyed the companionship, hanging out in his hangar. Ted was an inspiration, how he enjoyed life to the max despite terrible things he was forced to deal with. I will greatly miss Ted.

  9. Judy Ross

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Hi Margie
    Much love and sympathy to you and the family.

  10. Rob Quesnel

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Our sincere condolences to the families of
    Ted. Our memories of Ted were during
    the early years at Chevron. We had so
    many memorable fun times, whether it
    have been conventions, convenient store
    trips to Las Vegas, New Orleans. Ted
    was always great to be with and we will
    always remember is upbeat attitude
    and contagious laugh. He was taken
    too soon.
    Our warmest regards,
    Rob & Sharon Quesnel

  11. Karla Halford

    01 May 2022 5 months ago

    Margie and girls, I am so saddened to read of Ted’s passing. Sending love and hugs your way.

  12. Angelo Kouris

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    We are deeply saddened to hear of Ted’s passing. Even though it’s been years since we last saw him we always
    think of Ted and the family every time we drive by Brentlawn drive. Our sincere condolences to all of you.
    Memory eternal.
    Angelo and Genie Kouris (old next door neighbours)

  13. Paul Gill

    30 April 2022 5 months ago

    Thru Tom , who shared offices with me for years and fishing trips to Cabo I had the pleasure of meeting and knowing Ted . At one point Ted accompanied Tom , a friend and myself to Bamfield on a fishing trip . Ted was so enthralled and proud of his self built pane . He showed me pictures of its construction history . When it came to mealtime , he would jump right in and help prepare the dinners.
    I would drop in to see Ted at his A&W on Oak Street and we would discuss the pros and cons of running a restaurant . He always had great tips to offer me.
    Ted was a gracious man and I will always have fond memories of him . He was a nice guy . My condolences to all members of his large family , I know he will be missed but never forgotten . Thank you Ted for the opportunity to know you . Paul

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