In Celebration of

Edwin "Ted" Johnson

June 7, 1933 -  December 20, 2018

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful husband, father and grandfather on December 20, 2018, in his 86th year. Devoted husband of Ruth (Grandy), loving father to Kimberley (Paul) Simmonds and Pamela (Gary) Blakley. Grandpa to Andrew, Daniel and Matthew. Ted grew up in the Etobicoke and attended ECI. He completed the Engineering course at Ryerson, graduated in Economics from U. of T. and completed an Engineering course in London, England. His background included experience with CGE in Peterborough, a consulting engineering firm, W.H., and the Canadian Standards Association. He then joined Woodhead Industries (Canada) and was promoted to President in 1977. Before retirement, his favourite job was purchasing manager at Quest Plastics. After retirement Ted continued to do contract work for Quest, joined the Probus Club of Etobicoke and did volunteer work at Humber Valley United Church. Ted’s favourite things were family gatherings, travel and cottage life at Clear Lake near Lakefield. He was a man who loved a view, whether it was looking out at the water at the cottage, his balcony on the beach in Florida or his balcony cabin on the cruise was all about the view. Family and friends are invited to join us at Turner & Porter Butler Chapel, 4933 Dundas St. W. Etobicoke on Thursday, January 3rd from 2 – 4 & 7 - 9 p.m. for visitation. Funeral Service at Humber Valley United Church on Friday, January 4th at 11:00 a.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Sleeping Children Around The World or Humber Valley United Church Foundation. (Cards will be in the church narthex).


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Diane Porter (Friends)

Entered December 26, 2018

Dear Ruth and family we were very sorry to hear of Ted's death. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Diane & Doug

Carolyn & John Motyer (Neighbor/friend)

Entered December 27, 2018 from Vancouver

Dear Ruth and family,
We are so very sorry to hear the sad news about Ted. We are thinking of you over these terribly difficult days.

Robert & Margaret 

Entered December 27, 2018

Dear Kim and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. We hope you can take strength from one another and in loving memories of the close relationship you enjoyed as a family. Love, Rob and Margaret

Tony Campisi (Friend)

Entered December 28, 2018 from Richmond Hill

My deepest condolences during this difficult time.

Don and Lisa Jones (Cruising friend)

Entered January 1, 2019 from Colorado, USA

We met Ted and Ruth on a cruise, we were immediately attracted to Ted’s kindness, his sense of humor, and the great love he had for his family. And yes, he loved the view from his balcony stateroom. We will always remember Ted with great fondness while on a cruise when walking by Ted’s favorite stateroom.

Ted, you will be missed.

Don and Lisa Jones


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