September 11, 1939 – November 21, 2019
Ted passed-away on November 21st 2019 after a lengthy illness, his body worn-out from a life well-lived. Ted was born in Lamont Alberta on September 11, 1939. Across 80 years, and married to Hertha (Doerksen) for 55 years, he lived an adventurous, physical life, leaving few stones unturned and paths unexplored. His careers and career-hobbies included mechanic, systems analyst, miner, maintenance engineer, claim-staker, farmer, hunter, fisherman and trap-shooter.
Ted graduated in the first Industrial Engineering class of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology in Edmonton, meanwhile working as evening shift supervisor at South Park Motors. It was as a mechanic in his 20s that he met Hertha; somehow her Vauxhall Victor kept needing more mystery work every time she went to pick it up. Together they lived in Edmonton, Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Fort McMurray, Wandering River, Daysland and Creston. It was this spirit of adventure, for which we will remember Ted, alongside his varied experiences, which developed his practical wisdom across so many life-realms. There was also his sharp wit, which was always ready, and evident by the ever-present look of mirth in his eyes. He enriched all of our lives.
Ted was born an only child to Andrew and Lena Kinash, but he was not lonely. His cousins were beloved to him and stayed like siblings across the years. Hertha was one of six siblings, and they, and the growing extended family, brought him into Fellowship as one of their own. Ted and Hertha had three sons, which brought grandchildren into their lives. Ted was a fun Grampa, always ready with jokes and adventures. Ted’s three sons are Stan, Rob and Jay, their respective wives/partners are Shelley, Kim and Aislynn, and their children, Kirsten, Josh, Ronan and Wyatt. So many important friends also came into Ted’s life, alongside the journeys, and became like family.
We invite you to remember Ted with us at 11 am on Friday, November 29th at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church located at 306 Northwest Blvd in Creston. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church Enduring Fund.
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