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April 16, 1957 — December 3, 2019

It is with great sadness that the family of Ted Hutchinson announce his passing on December 3, 2019 at the age of 62. He will be missed by his loving family: his wife of 40 years, Colleen; sons Justin (Jenny) and Colin (Teri); and grandchildren Ayla and Britton. He will also be missed by his sister Denise (Greg); sisters-in-law Eileen (Brant) and Diane (Mike); brothers-in-law Gilbert (Karen), Armand, and Dale (Melody); stepfather Edward and his extended family; Aunties Edith and Norma; as well as numerous nieces and nephews; and many friends.

In 1977, Ted applied for a job in drafting that would define much of his career. The company known today as Alta Gas in Leduc, AB hired him, and he moved up in the company to Manager of the CADD/GIS and Drafting Department for Western Canada. He worked hard implementing, designing, and overseeing; his accomplishments were something to be proud of. A true draftsman no detail was too small, even his penmanship was notable. Then, in 1998, he and his family took a big risk to follow his heart and they moved to Sicamous, BC. It was there that he was able to truly help people on a daily basis, and he became the Owner/Operator of Sicamous & Eagle Valley Towing. Ted had a saying “If at first you don’t succeed, ask Ted to help you!”

Ted gave his life for the love of his family, friends, and colleagues. His smile and kindness has touched us all! He loved camping and fishing; his love of nature was the real deal! Ted also loved music; he would spend endless hours curating the perfect playlists for the family to enjoy while at home, camping, or on a road trip. Ted loved being on the highway; it was his “stairway to heaven”!

With heavy hearts and all our love from your family, friends, and colleagues: Rest in Peace Ted.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Kelowna General Hospital Foundation, www.kghfoundation.com.

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  • John P Netzel says:

    Sad,sad time. I will miss my friend Teddybear. Glad he was such a good friend. Adios,amigo.

  • Louise and Guy Croome says:

    Our memories span over 40+ years and we have shared memories of dating camping, weddings, children and now precious grandchildren. Each memory is cherished but none more than our thanksgiving weekend this past year. Special moments of laughter , long conversations and great special coffees Ted made for us! We are so happy to have had those toasts celebrating 40 years of marriage and friendship. Our hearts are broken for the whole family and especially dear Colleen. Teddy we will miss you so much💐 Much love always, Louise and Guy

  • KARIN POTH says:

    I am so terribly sorry for your family’s loss. Ted was dearly loved by many people and will be deeply missed.

  • Carol Read says:

    I was saddened yo hear of Ted’s passing and am sending my deepest condolences to his Hutchinson and Michaud family. xo

  • Carmen Piquette says:

    Colleen, our deepest condolences and thoughts go out to you and your family.

  • Elizabeth MacIsaac says:

    Hi Colleen,
    Love and Prayers to you, your family and your friends during such grief for such loss. Don’t be afraid to accept help when people offer and you need it and don’t be afraid to ask when you need help too. I am really sorry for your loss. When I lost Max, Mom and Theresa called me every day. I think they kept me sane. So much love, Elizabeth

  • Cynthia Bernier says:

    I am so sorry Colleen to hear of Ted’s passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Mike and Yvonne Laflamme says:

    Such sad news to receive. Our deepest sympathies go to you and your family Colleen. We have such fond memories of working with Ted….a man with such a kind gentle soul. Was an honor to have crossed paths with him……we often reminisced and thought of you often
    Sending you hugs

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