POWELL, Theodore Ivor
May 3, 2016
May 11, 1922 – May 3, 2016 • On Tuesday, Ted passed away with his family at bedside. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Jean, son Rory (Lois), daughter Yvonne, grandson Ryan (Cory), great-granddaughters Tiffany and Jessica, sister-in-law Linda Geddes and Jessie Geddes, sister Evelyn Barry, and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by sibings Aubrey, George and Yvonne. Ted was born at Fort Langley and moved to Vancouver Island with his family in 1937. On the day war was declared in 1939, Ted enlisted in the Canadian Scottish Regiment. In 1943 he met Jean Smith and they married in 1944. Ted worked at numerous jobs logging and truck driving before settling at the Alberni Pulp and Paper mill as a machine tender on the #1 pulp machine. He remained there for 34 years before retiring to Qualicum Beach. An avid sportsman, Ted played softball, baseball, 10 pin bowling and excelled at golf, achieving four holes-in-one.
To honour Ted’s wishes there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Arthritis Society – BC Yukon Division. The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Wagenaar and the caring staff of Eagle Park Care Facility.