Edwin (Ted) Bruce Dever
July 25, 1922 – Aug 4, 2015
With great sadness, we announce the peaceful passing of Ted, our loving husband, father, grandfather, great grand father and friend at his home in Courtenay. Ted’s was a gentle man who gave unreservedly to all and whose life was guided by honesty, sincerity and reliability.
Ted was born in Coburg, Ontario to Muriel and Sheridan Dever. Spending his formative years both in Sooke and Mission where he picked up his Fathers entrepreneuring spirit, working as a logger, sailor, businessman, Commissionaire and ultimately real estate agent during his life.
He enjoyed all of life’s challenges and was determined to do his part. From serving faithfully on the HMCS Prince Robert during WWII to championing the Dry Grad campaign for young people, Ted was always finding ways to assist others and his community. The communities of Pender Island, Langford and Sooke were better off for having Ted as a active resident.
Constants in Ted’s life were his love of Baseball, interest in Politics, his obsession with Cortina cars, and always friends and family.
His message to future generations was to accomplish your dreams by focusing on your ambition as your biggest goal and always work toward it.
Ted is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Lorraine, his sons Ed (Shirley), Bob, David (Abby), Michael (Caroline), Jeffrey (Eva), 10 grandchildren, 10 great grand children, sisters Doreen Routledge, Valerie Cook, and Lula Reed and many nieces, nephews and friends.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Aug. 16th at 2pm at the Legion in Sooke.
Please join us in remembering Ted.