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FLETCHER, John (Ted) Edward

May 18, 1931 — December 7, 2013

Ted, 82, of Kelowna, BC passed away on December 7th, 2013. Ted was born on May 18th, 1931. After graduating from Queen’s University in 1953 as a chemical engineer, Ted spent 40 years with Cominco, Ltd. with various assignments around the country. From 1970 he was involved in the Senior Management of the Mining and Metals sector of Cominco in numerous capacities. He retired in June 1993 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer with worldwide responsibility for several Cominco subsidiaries. He was a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, on the Board of Directors of numerous mining companies and community organizations as well as acting as a consultant until 1999.


He is survived by his beloved wife Philippa of 23 years, his children LeeAnne (Jim), Loreen, Ted Jr. (Diane), grandchildren Michael (Melanié), Mark, Leah and five great grandchildren as well as step children Deborah (Peter), Leslie (Mark), Greg (Robin) and families. He is also survived by his sister Marie, brothers Doug (Linda), Kerry (Sherrin), Michael (Pam) and families.


Ted is predeceased by his parents, one brother and first wife Beverley of 35 years.


A service will be held on Thursday, December 12th at 2:00 pm at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels, 608 Sutherland Avenue, Kelowna, B.C.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice. For those wishing to send a condolence, photos or share memories, may do so by scrolling down this page to the area called “Share Your Condolences.”



Thursday, December 12th at 2:00 pm

Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels

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The service for FLETCHER, John (Ted) Edward is scheduled for Thursday, December 12th at 2:00 pm . Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

Address & Contact for Service Location:

Cathedral Church of St. Michael and All Angels

608 Sutherland Avenue Kelowna, BC


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  • David Lloyd says:

    Loreen, Mark and Family – Thinking of you during your loss of a wonderful father, grandfather and friend.

    David, Jessica & Kristen.

  • Tony and Marilyn Baker says:

    Dear Philippa, we are so sorry for your loss. We will miss Ted. He was a good friend. Please pass on our condolences to the family as well. Lots of love, Tony and Marilyn

  • Kathy & Stan Bowcock says:

    LeeAnne, Loreen, Ted and families –
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today. May treasured memories of your dad/grandpa help you through this difficult time.
    Love Kathy and Stan

  • Rod Douglas says:

    I was a colleague of Ted’s at Cominco and remember him as a man of integrity.
    My wife Irene remembers the lovely bunch of daffodils he gave her on one of our visits to Trail.
    Our condolences to Philippa and all the family
    Rod and Irene Douglas

  • Trudy Hurst says:

    LeeAnne, Loreen and Ted,

    I was so sorry to hear about your Dad. I did not know he lived in Kelowna and would have come to the service if I had known in time. It was a long time ago that our paths crossed but I will never forget my first day on Red Mountain when your dad tried to teach me to ski! That was a memorable event. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time.



  • Barbara Wagner says:

    Was so sorry to read about your husband in the paper. Think of you often
    Barbara (Crossley) Wagner

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