1922 – 2008
Ted Eglese, born June 9th, 1922,
passed away peacefully on December
7th, 2008 with his beloved family by
He was born in Calgary, raised in
Gleichen, Alberta, and then moved with his family to Calgary,
Alberta in 1937. He was educated at Brentwood College near
Victoria, B.C. When World War II broke out, Ted joined the
navy and served on the Corvette Calgary in the North Atlantic.
Following the war, he married Rita and started working in the
oil patch. After living throughout Alberta and B.C., they settled
in Calgary where Ted started his own drilling fl uids business.
They retired to Vernon, B.C. in 1983. Ted loved to golf and they
traveled the world extensively.
Ted is survived by his loving wife Rita of 61 years; his children:
J. Robin Pattie (Brian), Mike (Brenda), David (Karan), Robert
(Karen); seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Ted
was predeceased by his parents, who immigrated to Canada
from England in 1904.
A Memorial Tea will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2008
from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Regency Court, 3300 Centennial Drive,
For those who sailed, For those who prayed;
For those we mourn, For those survived;
For blasted days, For anguished nights;
For all brave men, For freedom won;
May one sail on, That none be lost.
Arrangements have been entrusted to
Pleasant Valley Funeral Home
250 542 4333