Ted (Edward Albert) Bissland

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Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home
157 Main Street South
Newmarket, ON

TED (EDWARD ALBERT) BISSLAND 1933-2009 Ted went to his rest at Southlake Regional Health Centre on Sunday, November 8, 2009. He has left his adoring and adored wife, Lucille (Curl) and his children Graham Dyer (Johanne Daigle) and Carol Ann Dyer and Julia Bradley. Ted led a life of creativity and integrity. He was a longtime legal reporter for the CBC, covering such tragic crimes as the baby murders at The Sick Childrens Hospital and the lurid tale of Hannah Buxbaums murder. A noted writer, he co-authored 'The Modern Canoe,' the definitive work on making a cedar strip canoe. He loved golf, showing his champion German Shepherds, running his winning thoroughbred 'To The Purple' at Woodbine and tending to his beautiful prize winning roses. Most recently, he has been working on a series of police procedural novels. The many trials of his life had left him a double amputee who, in spite of great pain, kept his positive, caring outward focused attitude. He was a magnificent man who will be greatly missed. Staff at Southlake were very kind especially his night nurse, Sam, who went above and beyond to ensure Ted's last days were as comfortable as possible. Thank you all. A celebration of his life, loves and endurance will be held at a later date. Roadhouse & Rose Funeral Home, 157 Main St. S., Newmarket are providing cremation services and their kind Sean McCloskey has been of inestimable help at this sad time. Donations may be made to The Ted Bissland Memorial Bursary Fund for needy students in the broadcast journalism program at Ryerson University, by mail to: The Office of University Advancement, PO Box 20205, Station BRMB, Toronto, ON, M7Y 3R1 or by calling 1-866-428-8881. Online condolences may be made at www.roadhouseandrose.com

Published in the Toronto Star from Nov. 14 to Nov. 15, 2009
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