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Date of Passing: Sep 08, 2021

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We regret to announce the passing of Frank Edward (Ted) Waller at Poseidon Care Home on September 8, 2021, with his wife and stepdaughter by his side.
He was predeceased by his parents, Frank and Sarah Waller; and his sister Barbara. He is survived by his wife Judith; sons, Chad (Pixie) and Daniel; stepchildren, Jackie and Stacey; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Ted was a very kind, loving and considerate husband and father who enjoyed golf, gardening, road trips and watching TV.
Ted served with the Calgary Police for 7 years from 1967 to 1974 and went on to serve with the Winnipeg Police from August 1974 until he retired in 2007.
A private family graveside service will be held at Elmwood Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in his memory to the Alzheimer's Foundation.
We wish to thank the staff of 2nd floor Poseidon Care Home for all their care and support.
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As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 14, 2021

Condolences & Memories (8 entries)

  • That was a long time family friend having worked with my father for many years, I can’t even remember how far back it was when I first met Ted. He was always one to bring a smile, share a story in a way that only he could, oddly some of the most memorable were shared by Ted in his speech at my dad's funeral, dad would have loved it! Many an evening was spent in Ted’s garage fixing the snowblower dad had sold him with lifetime warranty, that warranty usually had a service charge of at least one coffee, and included the mobile mechanic (myself) the stories that were told will last a lifetime, and be retold for generations to come….. Ted had a huge heart, he loved his family, golf, and the occasional snooze… I remember a few years back sitting in the motorhome in back of his house, discussing golf techniques, Ted’s was very calculated, from years of experience, mine was more of a happy Gilmore style…. I remember the look on his face when I told him I had just spent big money on a set of clubs…. Yup $75… came with 30 bright coloured balls….the look of amazement on his face was priceless…. He asked if I knew how to hit the ball, told him I was a pro….. well that started the afternoon adventure….. pulled the clubs out of the suburban, he say “alllright” let’s see your swing.. I dropped a ball, and grabbed a club, he asked why that one? I replied with “ it’s got a nice curve, should be able to hit Mars with this!” Right there Ted laid down the bet, a coffee if I could even hit it like Happy Gilmore…. I could practically taste that double double….. with 4 well placed strides and the best hockey windup I ever had I launched that fluorescent rocket into the outer stratosphere…… over the field, and rocketing towards regent avenue…. Through the tears and laughter, I remember Ted trying to steady himself in the doorway of the motorhome… and he said, grab the keys we have to get out of here…. We headed over to the Sals for a nip and a piece of pie…. It was a good day….. Ted’s problem solving abilities were definitely something I will carry forever…. Thoughtful, caring, subtle, yet to the point…. Coming from a lot of life lessons learned from god, many years as a police officer, and just life itself…. And yes a throat punch is an effective attention getter….. I want to thank Ted for the many years of friendship to our family, and for the wealth of knowledge and advice when I needed it, condolences to Judith and the family, the warranty on the snowblower is still valid and mobile mechanic services are always available, today I will have the Sals nip with fried onions, and a piece of pie, and think of the many lessons learned from a good friend. Thank you Ted, for your friendship, your years of service, and for always “Going like a rocket 🚀…..” - Posted by: Jason Holmes (Family friend ) on: Sep 17, 2021

  • I remember Ted would bring his son Daniel to play billiards and video games, always interacting with the patrons, trying to show some guidance to the rougher guys that he knew were in need of some fatherly advice. He would drink "coffee" with my Dad at the front counter along with the other guys. Maybe have lunch at the DairyDell and read the paper. Great guy, always a smile in his face. - Posted by: Walter Prychodko JR. (DairyDell/OlympicBilliards) on: Sep 16, 2021

  • Condolences from the Brennan family. Ted was neighbour, friend, golfing partner, mentor, authority figure (in the best sense of it) and friend. The Tuxedo golf club was a special place starting as a 4 yr old in 1974 hitting balls on the range until 22, my last year working in the pro shop. So many friends and mentors, a real family of them (too many to mention though right now I am thinking of you all), and Ted was a constant through it all. As my old friend and one of my ‘Tuxedo big sisters’ Cindy mentions in her condolences, Ted was always available to talk about anything, big hearted, caring…and always with a bit of fun. For all his teasing and little pranks, I remember us getting him one day when he had pulled in his police cruiser for a quick coffee and Adam managed to sneak over, turn his patrol car lights on and proceed to lock his keys in the car. Ted took it with a grain of salt, turnabout was fair play. A pure striker of the golf ball, always on the search for a better way (Ballard?), but he had his kryptonite, his burden, his lifelong weight. How many times would he stare down a 3 putt only to watch it slide by with not so much as a sniff of the lip…the quizzical looks, the hopelessness in the eyes and posture as another birdie opportunity lost. Not much could stop Ted, but a three foot putt was another matter entirely. We are so glad that he found Judy, such a kind and caring person. Our best to you and your family, and to Chad and Daniel and their families and friends. - Posted by: Jason Brennan (Neighbour and Friend) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • My condolences to Judith and the Family. If I may share a short story...Ted & I were working at the St. Boniface office one early Sunday morning. Seated at his desk, feet on the desk, hands clasped behind his head and his eyes closed. He was talking to himself out loud. He was playing an imaginary golf game. He happened across a certain hole, picked out an iron and swung at the ball. "Plunk...In the drink....God Damn.." he said. I interrupted him to remind him that he was playing an imaginary game and that he didn't need to drop his ball in the water. His answer was ..."I always hit the water when I'm playing that hole." I shook my head, smiled and left the room. Ted was the kind of guy who could always put a smile on your face. He will be missed. - Posted by: Alex Allard (Friend) on: Sep 15, 2021

  • Thank You for Your Years of Police Service. R.I.P. - Posted by: RUSSELL GLEN MCRAE (Stranger) on: Sep 14, 2021

  • Dear Judy and family; We were so very sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Our deepest condolences to all of you. With our deepest sympathy. Love Archer and Chris - Posted by: Archer and Chris Jackson (Co-worker) on: Sep 14, 2021

  • My sincere condolences from my family to yours. I knew Ted from my days of working in the pro shop at Tuxedo Golf Course. He loved a good game of golf. We had many laughs and conversations of everything and anything. He liked to tease and those are memories I will cherish forever Rest in peace my friend CINDY - Posted by: CYNTHIA WHITFIELD-LAURENT (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2021

  • So very sorry to hear of Ted’s passing. Altho we’ve been out of touch for several years I think of Ted and Judy often. - Posted by: Barbara Hebert (Friend) on: Sep 14, 2021

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