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Theodore "Ted" Nelson

1931 - 2021



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 would be greatly appreciated.

Funeral Arrangements entrusted to

Irvine & Irvine Funeral Home & Northern Crematorium





Brain Tumor Foundation

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Cindy Miller

March 23, 2021 10:45 AM

Sending my sincere condolences to Ted’s family and friends. I’m very thankful to have had the pleasure of meeting Ted. I will miss our chats, his stories and his mischievous grin every time he asked to race his electric bike to my scooter. He will be missed by many.

Dianne Bradley

March 22, 2021 2:52 PM

My deepest sympathies to Debbie and all of Mr. Nelson's family 

Ann and John Meuris

March 21, 2021 8:59 PM

Dear Nelson Family, our sincere condolences over the loss of Ted.  We are very sad with you.  We feel tremendous gratitude to Ted and Joan and all of the Nelson Family, for your help and support, but mostly for all of the fun and joy that we shared together over the years!  Thank You!

Ann and John Meuris

March 21, 2021 8:58 PM

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Holly Morissette

March 21, 2021 5:59 PM

My deepest sympathies for Cindy and her Family

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