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Born: Mar 25, 1940

Date of Passing: Oct 27, 2019

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March 25, 1940 - October 27, 2019

It is with sadness and gratitude that we announce the passing of Theodore Ivan (Ted) Bartman, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, on Sunday, October 27, 2019, while surrounded by his family.
Ted is survived by his wife June; children, Jenifer and Tim (Dulce); grandchildren, Sydney and Matthew; and brother Eugene; he was predeceased by his parents and sister, Patricia.
Ted was born to Maria and John Bartman on March 25, 1940 in Edmonton, AB. The family moved to the North End of Winnipeg where Ted was raised. He attended Sisler High School, where he and June first met, and they were married on August 24, 1963. He graduated as Senior Stick from the University of Manitoba School of Pharmacy in 1963. Ted opted for a less conventional career path, including pharmacy positions in hospitals that led to recognition of his management ability and interest. He went on to play a pivotal role at Misericordia General Hospital, including as Medical Director, Assistant Executive Director, Executive Director, and President and Chief Executive Officer. During his tenure, he was responsible for the achievement of many lasting accomplishments that helped to shape and improve the healthcare industry.
Ted was a generous volunteer and governance leader, including as President of the Canadian Hospital Association, The Manitoba Club, Director at Manitoba Blue Cross, and many others. Ted loved the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and began volunteering with the organization in 1980. Having served as a director and Executive Committee member in various capacities, he eventually became president of the Winnipeg Football Club in 1990 to 1991, during which time the team won their most recent Grey Cup. He was understandably proud of a number of related accomplishments, including his name on the Grey Cup, three Grey Cup rings, a CFL Commissioner's Award, and induction into the Winnipeg Football Club Hall of Fame in 2011, but was even more humbled. In 1991, when Winnipeg hosted its first Grey Cup game, he led the initiative of the host city taking responsibility for selling the game tickets, commencing a CFL championship tradition.
Ted was a unique person; widely respected as a results-oriented executive, a guiding mentor to many and a caring friend, all while investing significantly in his family. To say that he had high standards was an understatement; if something was worth doing, it should be done well, and his encouragement to shoot for the stars and "run with the big dogs" was more significant than he knew. An independent thinker who valued principles over what was convenient, we are grateful to have learned many valuable life lessons from him. Ted was a doting grandfather, sharing fun times, stories, songs, and guidance (the songs were no accident, given his time as a member of the Starlites musical group in his younger years). An avid sports fan, Ted followed his favourite teams with enthusiasm, a passion he passed on to his family. He loved to travel, most frequently with June, and we are fortunate that he also viewed these trips as great learning opportunities for his children.
The family would like to thank the staff at Grace Hospice for their care and compassion. At Ted's wishes, a family service has been held.
Donations in Ted's memory can be made to Grace Hospice or a charity of your choice. You can also remember Ted in simple ways; be kind, help a friend, colleague, or an organization in need, or have a vanilla milkshake. He would like that.

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Publish Date: Nov 9, 2019


It is with sadness and gratitude that we announce the passing of Theodore Ivan (Ted) Bartman, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend, on Sunday, October 27, 2019.
A longer notice to follow.

Cremation & Funeral Planning
204-295-5408 -

Publish Date: Nov 2, 2019

As published in Winnipeg Free Press on Nov 02, 2019, Nov 09, 2019

Condolences & Memories (7 entries)

  • Very sad to hear and I offer condolences to June, Jenifer and Tim on behalf of the entire Swiderek family. Ted was a good close friend and a groomsman at my father's (Victor) wedding. They also sang together in the aforementioned musical group The Starlites. I still have a picture of that group somewhere! I remember being very young and visiting the Bartman family - having a great time always. I always thought fondly of Ted, in particular in his growing prominence as a Winnipegger when he worked with Misericordia and was part of the Bombers Board of Directors. I always looked up to him as a man who I wanted to model my own professional career. Over the years, our families grew apart, in particular after the passing of Victor in 1990. However I will always remember him as that special 'Uncle Ted'. - Posted by: Ray Swiderek (Family Friend) on: Nov 18, 2019

  • In 1957, the inaugural year of Sisler High, Ted and I were walking down one of the schools hallways at lunch hour when I saw Brenda Gemmel and June, close friends, coming in the other direction. Ted had expressed to me that he thought Miss Richol was something special but had not met her. I told him that I would introduce him but he sort of froze because he was a little shy. I grabbed him by the elbows and half carried and pushed him in their direction and got them introduced. I guess that was all that was needed, because after a year as a Starlite performer in New York and graduation from the U. of Manitoba, they were married. To this day I regretted having to miss that wedding......Ted your achievements were boundless. see you soon …...Ron Halliday - Posted by: Ron Halliday (friends in high school) on: Nov 11, 2019

  • Dear June & family. So sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. I have known Ted for my 20 plus years working at the Blue Bombers. My association with him was usually passing by each other at a Blue Bombers event. Most commonly happening during the Cal Murphy days. We always shared a smile and hello or small story. He will he missed. My love to you all. Dawn - Posted by: Dawn Laycock Miller (Blue Bomber associate ) on: Nov 10, 2019

  • I showed up in Winnipeg in March of 1992 and Ted was one of the first board members I met. He was then and continued through my tenure in 2009, one of the most caring and kindest people and devoted servants in community ownership I have ever met. His presence on this earth will certainly be missed and I’m thankful for the relationship we had... - Posted by: Mike Kelly (Former Blue Bomber coach and administrator ) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • I got to know Ted during Grey Cup 1991. Always energetic. Always fair. It seemed like he always had a smile on his face. A passionate Winnipegger and Blue Bomber. Condelences to the family. - Posted by: LEO EZERINS (Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni) on: Nov 09, 2019

  • Ted is missed by all who knew him. He was a great leader from all perspectives. For me... Ted was my guiding mentor. He guided me through the health care maze with care...sharing his insightful thoughts and knowledge. Ted was also highly respected for his leadership in the many organizations and causes he was engaged with. Ted always said...if you were going to do must be the best. His wisdom and leadership were and still are held in the highest regard. I was Blessed to work with him and the lifelong cherished friendship was a life’s journey bonus. My wife Cyndee and I offer our prayers to the Bartman family and all those of us who he touched with treasured times. ~ Ron Hill - Posted by: Ron Hill (Friend, colleague, and employee) on: Nov 04, 2019

  • How so very sad and how disappointed we could not meet on a recent trip to Winnipeg. Fondly remembered as a great cousin and outstanding hospital administrator. Please keep me posted With fond memories prayers and love Ed and Joy - Posted by: Ed Shaman (cousin) on: Nov 03, 2019

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