January 11, 1927 – October 29, 2012
Ted passed away peacefully in the presence of family in Campbell River on Monday October 29, 2012 at the age of 85.
Predeceased by son David (Debbie) and daughter Juanita (Lorne). Ted is survived by wife Faye of 65 years son Grant (Kim), daughter Carrol (Jim), and Marty (Cindy); grandchildren Allan, Michelle, Corey, Jodi, Aaron, Jolene, Clayton, Sarina, Richard, Adam, Cole and Taylor; thirteen great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Ted was born in Armstrong B.C. to Theron and Winifred Warner. Being raised with six siblings during hard times gave him his solid family values and strong will. Ted met the love of his life, Faye in 1946 and they married in 1947. After living and working throughout the interior of B.C. they settled in Campbell River in 1955, and raised five children.
Ted was a hard worker and his jobs included logging, bar tending at the old Willows Hotel, managing the Quinsam bar for 15 years, commercial fishing and returned to his “favourite job” driving truck.
Ted enjoyed the outdoors. Hunting and fishing at times a necessity to help feed the family but later became a passionate recreation.
When he retired, woodworking and “beach combing” were some of his many hobbies. Ted loved road trips, short and long. In later years he became Jim’s co-pilot traveling across the country. With a new knee he put many miles on the sea walk enjoying the sites and the visits. Watching and sharing in his grandchildren growing up became his final love.
Always Ted will be missed and in our hearts forever.
The family would like to express a special thank you
to all the medical staff of the Campbell River Hospital and Dr. Ramsey.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday,
November 4th 1:00pm – 3865 Discovery Drive.