MAGNUS, Theodore “Ted” Raymond
May 29, 1929 — April 5, 2019
Ted went to be with the Lord on April 5, 2019 at the age of 89. He is survived by his loving wife Carroll, daughters Joy (Jason) Karsgaard and Melodie (Scott) Campbell, grandchildren Abbie and Sterling Campbell, brothers Ervin (Della-Mae), Art (Mary) and Vic (Dedie) and numerous nephews and nieces. He was predeceased by his parents, 3 brothers and 6 sisters.
Ted was born on May 29, 1929 in the little town of Kerrobert, SK. Growing up on a farm as #9 of 13 siblings he learned early on in life how to work hard and be dependable. In the 1950’s Ted and his family moved to BC and built both an orchard and a family motel. After finally marrying his love, Carroll, in 1967, Ted settled in Okanagan Falls and fully took over the motel. South Shore Motel became a quiet haven for many families from the Vancouver area in the summer months. Concurrently, he worked in the Oliver SunRype plant where, with his hard work, he soon became the plant manager.
In 1984 he was transferred to Kelowna where he worked many more years as a valuable SunRype employee. After retirement, Ted, who never liked to slow down, drove the bus for various retirement homes throughout Kelowna: Lakeshore Place, Missionwood, and Sandalwood. He loved working with people and enjoyed serving others wherever he went.
He also spent many years serving his local church as Sunday School Superintendent, teacher, youth director, song leader, and usher. Whenever he had free time Ted could either be found cheering on the Canucks or the Blue Jays, playing games with Carroll or his grandchildren, or puttering in his garden. Throughout his life he was known in his neighbourhoods for his amazing roses, tomatoes and raspberries.
Everywhere Ted went, people knew him for his integrity, hardworking spirit, tender giving heart and his fantastic smile! He was dearly loved by all who knew him, and he will be missed.
Thank you to all the staff in KGH, the Cancer Clinic, and Hospice House who spent hours serving Ted – he loved learning each of your names!
A Celebration of Life will be held on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Rd, Kelowna, BC with Dr. Gord Fletcher officiating. Please keep this a scent free event in consideration of those with allergies. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Research www.cancer.ca or to the Far East Broadcasting Canada, www.febccanada.com.
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Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm
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