Theodore “Ted” Nelson
June 29, 1931 – March 17, 2021
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Theodore Ellwood Nelson on March 17th at the age of 89. He joins his wife Joan who passed away on March 8, 2015.
He will be lovingly remembered by his sons and daughters; Rick (Lucille), Debbie (Jamie) Morin, Cindy (Pierre) Petitclerc and Dan (Danielle Baker) as well as his grandchildren: Diane (Eric) Lamothe, Crystal Nelson (David Trudel), Sarah Nelson (DJ Brisson), Devon Prevost, Maisie and Tallulah Nelson,
and his great-grandchildren Caroline and Remi Lamothe, Baja, Arcee and Lancer Brisson. Also survived by his step-granddaughter Ashley Morin (Sylvain Guertin) step-great-grandchildren Courtney Morin, Hailey and Justin Paiement and step great-great grandchildren Maryjane and Calliope St.Jean-Morin.
Remaining to mourn him is his brother Ralph Nelson (Rita) and sister Ethel (late Raymond) Paterick and his in-laws Edith (late Lorne) Nelson, Arthur Giguere (late Joyce) and Francis (late Bina Jeffrey) Wilson as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Ted was predeceased by his parents Enoch and Margaret Nelson, his brother Claude (late Dorothy), Lorne, and sisters Sheila (late George) Skidmore and Jean (late Russell) Skidmore. He is also predeceased by his son-in-law Nathan Kauffman.
Ted was born in Cochrane June 29, 1931 and had been looking forward to celebrating his 90th birthday. He worked at a number of jobs in his youth and finally retired from the Ministry of Transportation in the 1980s.
He enjoyed wood work, hunting, fishing, writing poetry and letters to the editor. He learned how to use the computer and spent many hours keeping in touch with friends and family via Facebook.
A celebration of life will be held in the future.
Memorial donations made to the brain tumour foundation at www.braintumour.ca would be greatly appreciated.
Funeral Arrangements entrusted to
Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home & Northern Crematorium