Ted passed away in the early morning hours of June 14th – just 15 days short of his 75th birthday. He spent 33 years of his life sailing on the B.C. Ferries. Starting as a server in the restaurant, then as a deck hand, and then as a Second Officer on the bridge.

He also will be remembered for his love of animals – having had many dogs, cats, and birds in his life.

The Ukulele became his musical interest in latter years – he loved his jam sessions with his Ukulele friends. He is survived by his partner of 15 years, Bettye, his sister Louise, and his brother-in-law John.

Condolences may be offered below.

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  • Chelsea

    There was something about Ted that made me feel the entirety of my heart. His words, though few, meant something. Even in his last weeks, he inspired someone like me, a shy musician, to play. I will always think of you, Ted, as I keep on learnin’ to pick.
    Deepest condolences to Ted’s family and friends.

  • Capt. Steen Jessen,

    When I joined BC Ferries in Swartz Bay 1994 after 32 years in the RCN, Ted was a Second Officer on board the Queen of Saanich and he was responsible for familiarizing me as a Second Officer. Ted was a great mentor with a wonderful sense of humour from whom I learned a lot about working as a BC Ferries Deck Officer. He was a true gentleman and a good friend. Condolences to his partner and family.
    Smooth sailing Ted.

    Steen Jessen

  • Rose Oishi

    Ted enjoyed strumming and jamming with friends near and far. He encouraged novice and seasoned players alike. His wonderful sense of humour and his kind ways were appreciated by all who knew Ted. Heartfelt condolences to Bettye who was his treasured partner and companion for the last fifteen years. We will all remember Ted as a dedicated ukulele strummer and singer in a Hawaiian shirt.

  • Darlene Crawford

    Ted was an amazing person! I am very sad to hear of his passing. It would be such a heartbreak for Bettye, Louise, John, and friends to have lost Ted, my condolences . I know that memories of Ted will ease the pain, as Ted was upbeat, quirky, and had a heart of Gold. I had great memories of working with Ted.

  • Harald Stokke

    Ted was a class act. Was a good shipmate to me and many others he sailed with. Fondly remembered.

  • Roy Leaman

    We will miss you Ted.

  • Jan Andreassen

    Ted was a great friend and shipmate. We all will miss his quirky sense of humor. R.I.P. You will be missed.

  • Don and Dolores Stevens

    So sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. He was always so friendly and outgoing when we saw him over the years. Our little world is growing smaller all the time.
    Thank you for sharing the two good pictures of Ted.
    We never did meet Bettye, but please pass on our condolences to her as well.
    Thinking of you both, Don and Dolores

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