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    - Marie Seymour
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    - Caroline Ramsay
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1929 - 2013

It is with sadness and shock that we announce the sudden passing of our father often referred to as Ted. Dad was a very fit 84 year old man who loved walking his dog Luke on many North Vancouver streets and trails. Dad was born in Wales and grew up in a quaint character filled town called Monmouth. He served in the British Army and was trained as a Medic. After Military Service he worked as an Orderly at St. Lawrence Hospital in Chepstow where he met his beloved wife Doris. They married in 1952 and later immigrated to Canada in 1953. Dad moved to Vancouver after reading a book by the great Cricketer Sir Donald Bradman who wrote, "Brocton Oval is the most beautiful Cricket Ground in the world!" Dad worked on IDH4 at VGH Hospital and was also an avid Cricketer. He enjoyed serving as a President of the Vancouver Mainland Cricket league. He also trained as a Professional Watchmaker and repaired many clocks and watches in the Vancouver region and surrounding areas. In his later years Dad enjoyed William Griffin Swimming Pool and socializing with the many people who frequented the facility. He was predeceased by his wife and is fondly remembered by his son Gwyn (June) and grandson Owen, and daughters Dorothy and Katherine. We would like to thank the staff of Lions Gate Hospital for the care they showed Dad during his brief stay there. When Dad passed he was in his garden walking his dog so he was in the midst of doing what he enjoyed. Thank you to all his friends and family for their care and support during this time. By request Dad will be cremated and his ashes will be spread by a gathering of family and friends at a later date.