Frederick Graves

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GRAVES, Frederick Thompson August 14, 1924 - February 11, 2009 Ted died peacefully at home surrounded by his family, in his 85th year and his 60th year of marriage. Son of Hasbrouck and Marguerite and brother of Margaret, he was the loving and at all times encouraging and supportive companion to his wife Connie and children Susan, Philip and Laura, Richard and Elise, Jenifer and John. He leaves behind three cherished grandchildren, Heather, Sage and Forrest; sisters-in-law Betty and Shirley; nieces and nephews - of the Bellemare family, Charles and Frederick, and of the Wilson family, Peggy, Don and Anne - and their children; and friends he valued greatly. For Ted, life was as wide open and full of wonder as the boys adventure novels of his youth, and he wrote his family and friends into every chapter. Artist, teacher, coach, builder, reader, Olympic oarsman, skier, cyclist, sailor, pilot, fixer extraordinaire, walking encyclopedia, RCAF WWII, 415 Squadron Bomber Command, POW, an honourable man who cherished his family above all else. From our perspective there seemed to be no limit to what he would do or know or remember. Warm, funny, irreverent and greatly missed, but in our hearts, forever ours. Enormous thanks to the palliative care team for their compassion and support in our home. And to his doctors especially, each and every one, who helped give us all these precious years. Thank-you to all of you who enriched Ted's life. He did not want a memorial service, but he was touched deeply by the letters and cards he received. You are invited to reach us or send greetings or reminiscences to the following address: [email protected] If there are grammatical errors herein, it is because Ted was not here to consult. "Forever yours", we'll sign off enduringly.
Published in The Ottawa Citizen from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23, 2009
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