Born December 19, 1922 in Toronto, Ont., Ted passed away in his sleep on June 14, 2003 at McIntosh Lodge, where he’d been in care for the past two months.
Ted volunteered and proudly fought with the Army in the Second World War, from 1939-1945, and was awarded five medals for his bravery and service.
A resident of Chilliwack and Vedder for the past several years, Ted was a recognizable face around town and was known as a great tease and kidder. He was well loved by many for his often gruff but always generous and fun loving nature. He loved to party and in his younger days, he would dance up a storm with the best of the girls! A never-ending bottle of whiskey by his side, he was a party all by himself, but he particularly enjoyed it when Gerri (and friends) played guitar and sang for him (preferably ‘dirty’ songs!)
He is survived by his loving ‘kid’ Gerri Healey; and by nephews, Rod and Rick Healey and their families; as well as by many friends. He will be sadly and greatly missed by all who knew him.
A Celebration of Ted’s Life will be held in the near future and anyone wishing to attend or make a donation in his honour should call Gerri at 604-703-1846, or leave a message at 604-795-3873.
We love you ‘Pops’ – Linda, Les, and all your friends. You’re in my heart and mind forever, Dad. I love you – Gerri.