MATTICE; Edward (Ted) Raymond,
July 5, 1940 to February 18, 2016
BSF, RPF, Rotary
On the morning of February 18th, following a short illness, Ted passed from the arms of his wife, Margaret, to the arms of the Lord. He leaves his greatest loves: wife Margaret; son Glenn Mattice, his wife Sue, and their children Amanda and Kayla; daughter Marla Connor, her husband Trevor, and their children Matthew, Sydney and Courtney; his sister Myrna Bosomworth and her family. Ted graduated from UBC with a BSF and spent his career as a Forester with BC Forest Products, and Fletcher Challenge progressing to Woodlands Manager. From his postings in Caycuse, Port Renfrew, Campbell River, Hope and Boston Bar, he established cherished friendships and a practice of community volunteerism. In spite of his career being cut short by disability, his indomitable spirit enabled him to embrace life and to continue his dedication to Rotary, Student Exchange Programs, the Registered Professional Foresters Association, the YMCA, and the communities in which he lived.
His primary passion was his family. They always came first and his biggest joy was dropping whatever he was doing to give full attention to the latest happenings related by each person. He was known to always respond with his quirky, dry sense of humor and a wealth of wisdom. His legacy of compassion will be remembered by a multitude of lifelong friends. May his spirit soar over his beloved mountains and forests where he is free to run, ski and hike in the woods. Celebration of life will be held at 1:00 pm., Saturday May 7, at the Best Western Rainbow Country Inn. We wish to thank Dr. John Chow for his extraordinary care for the past 24 years, Chilliwack Hospital and Cascade Lodge for their tender care and concern. Donations may be made to Heart and Stroke Foundation, Rotary International, and BC Children’s Hospital.