EARL, Edgar Edward “Ted”
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Born May 7, 1930 in Montreal, Quebec to Jean and Paul, brother to Paul, Isabel (Hugh) and Morgan (Wilma), passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Kingston, Ontario. He went out on Groundhog Day and surely leaves behind a very large shadow given the life he led.
Most importantly, to him, he was the father of 6 children with Mary, grandfather of 12, great-grandfather to 5 and most significant ‘Uncle’ to cousins too numerous to count. Family was everything to him. He was also a 50+ year member of Alcoholics Anonymous, having attended meetings almost daily right up to the end throughout Canada and the U.S. Along this route he effectively encouraged countless people, who, in turn, did the same. He made a believer out of most who crossed his path. Isn’t that the best measure of a life well lived?
He was a chiropractor, a salesman, a recruiter, a racehorse breeder/trainer/owner, an Olympic coach, a mentor, athlete and entrepreneur. In his last business chapter, he created a successful drug and alcohol rehab facility that catered to young adults. This became the genesis for numerous skilled practitioners who have carried on this much needed service in many ways and locations throughout the U.S. He was able and constantly willing to change lives for the better. He never did anything alone and was hugely successful in sparking the light of enthusiasm and action in everyone he knew. There will be no more chapters for Ted in this dimension, though certainly many will be written by those he’s left behind. We’d like to think he’s reuniting with Mary, Chris, Rene and a few others who have preceded him and probably cooking up his next great adventure! Oh yes – a life well lived! He will be greatly missed.