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1928 – 2023

Ted Swart passed away peacefully and unexpectedly at his home in Kelowna, BC at 94 years of age.  Ted will be forever loved and missed by his wife Diana; his children Erica Joy, Felicity (Don), Nicholas (Sandra), and Rosalie (Bodo); his grandchildren Christopher (Hana), Amanda, Carla, Erica, Lydia, Charles, and Henry; his brother Bert Swart; and his extended family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents Ruby and Percy Swart, his sister Elizabeth Atkins, and his brother Daniel Swart.

He was a loyal and devoted father and husband.

A Service will be held on SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023, at 1:00 pm (PST), at Springfield Funeral Home, 2020 Springfield Road, Kelowna, BC.

In lieu of flowers, Diana has requested that donations be made to the SPCA.

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023, at 1:00 pm


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The service for SWART, Ted is scheduled for SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023, at 1:00 pm. Below you will find the map for the service location and the contact information should you have any questions.

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2020 Springfield Road Kelowna, BC


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  • Roy and Daphne Southby says:

    It is often hard to find the right words at a time like this. May you find peace, comfort, and love with the memories you have of Ted. You have our deepest sympathy and unwavering support. Fondest love, Roy and Daphne

  • Guy Leclerc says:

    It is with great sadness that we learned of Ted passing away. Ted for over 15 years was a most inspiring reference in our discussion group bringing into it his reputed erudition and scholarship and thus raising the standard of debates to a level that challenged all of us to exceed our potential much as if we were a prolongation of his prodigious academic life. He was such a gentleman as well. We are sure that original members of the Filos, now deceased, Mick McGarry, Fred Miles and Andrew Grindlay as well as former members John Burton and Mike Whitaker would have expressed the same sentiment.
    Our condolences go to his so accomplished family.
    John Bailey,, Sandy Campbell, Bob Mason, Guy Leclerc

  • Carla Thomas says:

    Sending much love Mrs Swart, Joy, Felicity, Nicholas, Rosie and families on the passing of your precious husband, father and grandfather. I remember Mr Swart as a quiet , dignified and gentle man with a twinkly smile who always made us feel welcome at No 5 Wycombe Avenue. You are all very much in my heart and thoughts as you farewell him for now. Carla x

  • Lisa Burnell says:

    Dear auntie Diana, Joy, Felicity, Don, Rosalie ,Bodo ,Nicholas and Sandra and all the grandchildren . We are so grateful to have known your amazing husband and father. What a brilliant man. We will miss him so much . Ernst and I are so grateful that we got to spend time with him in may.

    Love to you all. We are thinking of you at this time ❤️

  • Charles Vass says:

    Dear Family Swart
    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Ted. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathy during this
    difficult time.
    Ted was a remarkable person, with a warm heart and a kind spirit and Ted very good neighbor was too He will be greatly missed.
    With sincere sympathy, Charles & Krisztian

  • Sandy Seider says:

    Dear Mrs Swart, Joy, Fizzy, Nicholas, Rosie, and extended families. Sending my deepest sympathies on the loss of your dear husband and father. My memories of Mr Swart go back to Alex Park days when, at the age of 8, Fizzy became my first special childhood friend. I remember a very gentle, soft-spoken man with such a kind, open face, and marvelling at the striking resemblance between him and Fizzy. I also remember being fascinated with those old computer punch cards that we’d play with, and thinking how smart he must be 🙂
    You’re all in my thoughts, sending my love across the miles, and wishing you much comfort and strength during this very sad time.

  • Carol Vass says:

    Dear Family Swart

    We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of Ted. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and sympathy during this difficult time.
    Ted was a remarkable person, with a warm heart and a kind spirit. He will be greatly missed.
    Please do not hesitate to reach out to us if there is anything we can help with.
    With sincere sympathy,,,,,,,,,,,your neighbor Charles & Chistian

  • Jim and Joan says:

    Sorry to read of your loss Rosalie, Bodo and family.

  • Robin Swart says:

    I have just stumbled across this in my search for what had happened to Ted, as he and I have been corresponding about our family genealogy for many years , and our conversation had dried up. Please accept my sincere condolences for your sad loss. Even though our paths crossed many times in South Africa, we unfortunately never met, but our digital relationship was insightful and enjoyable. I will remember Ted with great affection and will miss our joint efforts to understand more about our heritage – hopefully this can continue with your children, if they want to continue with his work.

  • David McNaughton says:

    Thank you, Ted, for enriching my life. It was a privilege to have known you.

  • Ian and Jennifer Eloff says:

    Oom Professor Ted was a nice man, a brilliant man! Also an old family friend. We’re sad to hear/read that he’s passed away, But really, what a life he led! And age 94! That’s remarkable. Our sincerest sympathy to his family in Kelowna and SA, Here’s an old photo (1978) taken around Christmas time in Waterloo, Beechlawn Drive, in a nearby Neighbor’s home. His shock of hair was legendary.

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