February 6, 1928 – January 23, 2019
It is with great sadness the family of Edward (Ted) George Whitehead announce his passing Jan. 23, 2019 in Kelowna, BC.
He leaves to mourn his loving wife June, and 13 children: Colin (Alice), Shelly (Nick), Susan (Marty), Thorne, Ross (Lynn), Grant (Lendy), Lorna (Gary), Evan (Lillianne)), Louie (Jennifer), Warren (Debbie), Ken (Linda), Judy, and Geri, 35 grandchildren, 45 great grandchildren, 1 great great grandchild and many very special Foster children.
Ted was predeceased by his daughter Sandy in 2002 and wife Bessie in 2003.
Born Feb, 6,1928 in Calgary, Alberta, he grew up in Grandview Bench, BC and at age 14, entered the Merchant Marines. After the war ended, he returned to the Grandview Bench area and for the following 20 years, worked at logging and managing fruit orchards. In the early 1960’s, Ted followed his brother Herb to Burns Lake, soon after settling in Fraser Lake, where he worked first at Endako mine, then for the Dept of Hwys., where he retired at 60. He returned to the Okanagan area in 2005.
Ted was a wonderful, kind man and will be sadly missed by so many.