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TED GRANT LOFTO

Born: Jul 11, 1952

Date of Passing: May 20, 2017

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TED GRANT LOFTO July 11, 1952 - May 20, 2017 It is with love and sadness the family announces the passing of Ted Grant Lofto on May 20, 2017, at the age of 64. Ted passed away at his home in Cowichan Bay, BC, with his family by his side. Ted was predeceased by his father, Gordon Lofto, and infant brother, Gregory. He will be lovingly remembered and sadly missed by his son, John (Olivia), grandson, Malachi, daughter, Melany (Keenan), his mother, Connie Lofto, sisters, Barbara (Bruce) and Brenda (Scott) and their children, Jeff (Jenn), Kent (Stephanie), Michael (Lara) and Laura, his aunt, Thelma Arnal, uncle, Kenny Lofto, and many cousins. Ted will also be lovingly remembered by Gale and Bob Freeman and their family. Ted's family moved from Starbuck to Winnipeg in 1958, and Ted attended Laura Secord School, Gordon Bell and the University of Winnipeg before moving to Victoria, BC. Ted was an avid sports fan and enjoyed many years following the Blue Bombers, the Jets and his beloved Seattle Seahawks. He was also a proud member of JTC VC (Sea Cadets) for many years. It was a formative time in his life where he became a friend, mentor and role model to hundreds of cadets and officers. He had a lasting relationship with those that served with him and will be missed by many lifelong friends. Our family is grateful for the time that we had with Ted prior to his passing, and wish to thank all of our family and friends for their love and support during this difficult time. At Ted's request, there will be no funeral. Cremation has taken place and a Celebration of Life will be held at Duncan United Church in Duncan, BC, at a later date. A scholarship fund for cadets of JTC VC will be established in Ted's memory. Should friends so desire, donations may be made in memory of Ted to: Cornwall (Winnipeg) Branch, Navy League of Canada, #1 Navy Way, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4J7. Charitable Tax Receipts will be issued automatically.

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on May 27, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. There is a group of us from Gordon Bell who have fond memories of Ted. We all met in Grade 9 and were friends until graduation. (Remember West Hawk?) Barb and Brenda. I am so sorry for your loss. Betty McInerney from Lenore Street. - Posted by: Betty McInerney (Classmate) on: Jun 03, 2017

  • Ted was a friend and work buddy. We met in East Vancouver, worked as child welfare social workers, played regular racquetball games, joked, complained, enjoyed great food, beer, and we hung out as two families. We evolved differently and moved to different cities but we re-kindled our friendship when we moved to Vancouver Island. I remember Ted calling me at my home in Nanaimo during a very unusually cold Vancouver Island winter, I think either 88/89 or 89/90. I picked up the phone to hear Ted say, "Hey, guess where I am? I'm in the baby's room and it's minus 20. Inside...it's minus 20!!" I last saw Ted about a year ago and always thought I'd see him again. - Posted by: Robert Riggan (Friend) on: May 31, 2017

  • Our deepest condolences to Connie and family. Our prayers are with you for strength in this time of grief. God Bless. - Posted by: Doreen Buss and family () on: May 27, 2017

  • I am the sister of Karin McNair -- Ted was involved with the wedding of Steve and Karin -- Ted was a wonderful fellow with just a huge heart -- shall be missed - Posted by: ingrid bolbecher (friend) on: May 27, 2017

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