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Born: Aug 02, 1929

Date of Passing: Sep 19, 2017

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THEODORE TED ERWIN WOLFE Theodore Ted Erwin Wolfe passed away peacefully at the Beacon Hill Lodge Care Home on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 around 11:00 p.m. after having suffered a stroke the previous week. He is survived by wife Mary Wolfe and son Ken Wolfe. His seven brothers Joseph, Felix, Albert, Walter, Adam, Alfred and Wilfred and his seven sisters Helen, Alma, Marie, Ethel, Emily, Cecilia and Elizabeth were all previously deceased. Ted was born in Dauphin, Manitoba on August 2, 1929 and grew up in Valley River. Both his parents died when he was three years old, so he was largely raised by his elder siblings on the family farm. He graduated from Trembowla School and Dauphin Collegiate, then received a teaching certificate at Normal School. He worked at the atomic energy laboratory at Chalk River as a lab technician but decided to take up teaching instead. He returned to Manitoba and taught at a one-room school in Molson, then at Midwinter School in East Braintree where he met his future wife Mary Krysko. They married in 1954 at Robertson Memorial United Church in Winnipeg. He received Bachelor of Science and Education degrees at the University of Manitoba through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps and attended Royal Military College in Kingston where he became a First Lieutenant in the Signal Corps. He taught in Elmwood for two years. His son was born in 1962. They lived in Vancouver for one year then returned to Winnipeg, where he taught mathematics at St. John's High School until he retired in 1989. In his retirement he and Mary traveled as far as England, Scandinavia, Western Europe, South and Central America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Ted had great love for gardening, bird watching, astronomy, carpentry, sewing and classical music. For many years he made his own wine, including from many local berries. His was always a life of constant learning, he was an avid reader of many subjects, particularly history, philosophy and science. He taught himself to use a computer and pursued his passion for learning on the internet as far back as when Netscape Navigator was the dominant browser. He always felt that any day was wasted where he did not learn something or teach something. Ted will be cremated and in keeping with his wishes, no services will be held. We request that no flowers be sent but in respect to his love of birds and of learning suggest any donations be made to either Ducks Unlimited Canada or the University of Manitoba Awards and Scholarships programs. KLASSEN FUNERAL HOME 1897 HENDERSON HWY 204-338-0331 Condolences may be sent to

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 23, 2017

Condolences & Memories (4 entries)

  • So sorry to hear of Uncle Ted’s passing, which is the end of an era. My husband, Raymond, always enjoyed visiting with his Uncle Ted, as he had so much family history to share. My thoughts are with you, Aunt Mary, at this sad time. Love, Dorothy - Posted by: Dorothy Wolfe (Niece-in-law) on: Oct 13, 2017

  • I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Ted's passing. He was a nice and intelligent man. Condolences to Aunt Mary and cousin Ken. - Posted by: Darren Schapansky (Nephew) on: Oct 13, 2017

  • Uncle Ted as I knew him was totally fascinating, with this knowledge of science and reading ability he was able to showcase a new way for me to think. I also really admired his son Ken, at the stimulus of knowledge that we grew up together with, that was provided in a friendly environment. Plus I also remember all the great meals Aunt Mary took some time to prepare. I struggled with math and calculus where he tutored me where one day it clicked and I began to use that skill in my daily life every day. We also share the same passion of nature and gardening respecting that we have an opportunity to utilize the environment without it being damaged by our footprint. I remember how many years I have spent with uncle Ted's family, plus when my dad had passed Ted was the first one you showed up to try to figure out what was wrong. There is nothing wrong as my dad had passed from a heart condition that our family may carry a gene pre dispositional to a ruptured aorta. I will find some time in the next little while to come for a visit because it is long overdue. You people are my family and I will always respect the knowledge, memories, that uncle Ted, Aunt Mary and Cousin Ken has installed to me. DRW - Posted by: Donald Wolfe (Friends and family) on: Oct 04, 2017

  • We were very sorry to hear that Uncle Ted had passed away this last week. He was one of my husband Lorence's favourite Uncles and he will be very much missed. Ted was always a wonderful host when we visited and my deep condolences go out to his wife and son. Love Carol and family - Posted by: Carol Yaciuk (Relative ) on: Sep 24, 2017

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