It is with a heavy heart we say good bye to our father, husband, papa and friend who passed away peacefully at Dinsdale Personal Care Home in Brandon, Manitoba
He lived a long life of 84 years, many of which were a struggle after a stroke from diabetes in 1995. He was a fighter with unbelievable strength.
He was the most gracious person who laughed out loud, cursed when needed, he listened intently and wasn't afraid to cry with you.
He came into our lives a young man from a large family and adopted Sherri and Arlyce with an open heart.
His unconditional love and commitment to Mom was incredible.
He always kissed her, sat her on his knee and cared for her with the most loving spirit.
He always said, “I love you.”
Our dad was papa, teddy bear, Logan, and he will be missed and never forgotten.
Ted was born June 19, 1935 in Fort Frances, Ont.
He was one of 10 children to Rufus Andrew Allan, a fireman, fisherman, and labourer and to mother, Josephine Isabelle Mcleod.
Raised at Rocky Inlet, Ont. and attended school to the converted CN Railway Car number four until he reached his teens.
Ted joined the U.S. Marine Corps where he served four years and was stationed in Japan.
He also served additional temporary duty in the Phillipines, Okinawa, Formosa and Hong Kong where he was honourably discharged with the rank of sergeant.
Upon his return to Canada, he worked for the Minnesota and Ontario Pulp and Paper Company for approximately 10 years.
Ted married Arlene Fugate on July 5, 1969 and adopted two children, Sherri (born 1962) and Arlyce (born 1964).
Ted worked for 10 years underground for the Galena Mine in Wallace, Idaho.
Ted then worked for 10 years at the Campbell Mine in Balmertown, Ont.
Ted was forced into early retirement because of a stroke and lived in Fort Frances, Ont. until 2016 and moved to Brandon with his wife Arlene of 49 years. Included in the family was Brian, Gloria, Debbie, Carl, Thomas and Bradley.
Ted leaves behind his wife, Arlene; his children, Gloria (Gord), Carl (Dorothy), Sherri (Jeff), Arlyce, and Thomas (Trina); grandchildren, BJ, Jason, Kristen, Ryan, Danny, Derek, Marissa, Lee, Mandy, Johnny, Tanya, Alyssha, Rachel and Kaylee; and 17 great-grandchildren.
He also leaves behind his brother, Glenn; sisters, Beatrice (Bea) and Carol; and many nieces and nephews.
Ted was predeceased by his parents, Rufus and Josephine; and siblings, Frances, Josephine (Kady), Alden, George, Ray, Lawrence and Lewis.
He was also predeceased by his step-children, Brian, Debbie and Bradley.
At present, Ted will be cremated in Brandon, Man.
There will be a Celebration of Life and come-and-go tea to be held in Fort Frances on April 11, 2020 at the Royal Canadian Legion from 2-6 p.m.
Donations can be made to: The Salvation Army - Dinsdale Personal Care Home, 510 6th St, Brandon, MB R7A 3N9.