July 18, 1949 – December 21, 2018
This gentle, lovely man has passed after a 3 year battle Myotonic Dystrophy. He was & is Antoinette’s great love. Ted passed surrounded with love, by his wife, children, close family and dear friends.
Ted was born and raised in Duncan, a naturel athlete Ted played (pitched) baseball from little league to his late teens, played high school football with the Cowichan Timbermen, competed in tennis & played badminton, volleyball and basketball. Later in life Ted played flag football and old timers hockey.
Ted graduated from the University of Victoria in 1973 & started his teaching career in Kitamat B.C. with his first wife Gill. After 2 years Ted returned to the Cowichan Valley and taught high school at Cowichan Senior Secondary until his retirement in 2009. Ted received his Masters Degree for Administrative Curriculum in 1995, at Gonzaga University in Washington State.
Throughout Ted’s tenure as a teacher he spent countless hours & weekends coaching basketball (senior boys team). His passion was basketball and coaching. Ted started the summer basketball hoop camp with the goal of igniting a love of the game in young players and also as a very successful fund raiser for the team.
As a young teacher, Ted’s resemblance to the actor Tom Selick, earned him the nick name among his students of “Magnum P.E.” much to his embarrassment.
Left to grieve for this wonderful man is his devoted and loving wife Antoinette, sons Tony (Sarah), Geoffrey and daughter Caitlin (Bryce), his sister Irene Deschene (Al), grand children Taylor and Adalynn, Ted’s many beloved nieces and nephews and dear friends and students.
Ted was pre-deceased by his parents Arthur and Marguerite; his sisters Judy Fisher (Roger), and Linda Shupe (Jim).
The Webb family would like to extend our heartfelt and sincere appreciation for the tireless and compassionate care Ted received from all the staff on the 2nd floor of Cowichan District Hospital. A special, thank you to Dr. Burger who cared for Ted throughout his illness, with kindness and support. Also, a very special thank you Dr. Masuda and the palliative team who guided us thru Ted’s last days. A thank you to all the home support workers who assisted with Ted’s care in the months before his death.
Thank you to ‘the nieces” – Thank you and to our dear friends Maureen & Jim Dias, Thank you to Julia who flew from Germany to be at his side, Thank you to my special neighbors at Meadowoods thank you.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Myotonic Dystrophy Association or the Duncan Hospice Foundation would be appreciated.
Celebration of Ted’s life will be held on January 27, 2019 starting at 1 pm @ Mellor Hall in Duncan, BC.
Online condolences may be made at: www.hwwallacecbc.com.
H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre