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Webb, Edward George (Ted)

July 18, 1949 - December 21, 2018

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WEBB, Edward (Ted) George
July 18, 1949 – December 21, 2018
This gentle, lovely man has passed after a 3
year battle Myotonic Dystrophy. He was
& is Antoinette’s great love. Ted passed
surrounded with love, by his wife,
children, close family and
dear friends.
Ted was born and raised in
Duncan, a naturel athlete Ted
played (pitched) baseball from
little league to his late teens,
played high school football
with the Cowichan Timbermen,
competed in tennis & played
badminton, volleyball and
basketball. Later in life Ted played
flag football and old timers hockey.
Ted graduated from the University of
Victoria in 1973 & started his teaching
career in Kitamat B.C. with his first wife Gill.
After 2 years Ted returned to the Cowichan Valley and taught high school
at Cowichan Senior Secondary until his retirement in 2009. Ted received
his Masters Degree for Administrative Curriculum in 1995, at Gonzaga
University in Washington State.
Throughout Ted’s tenure as a teacher he spent countless hours & weekends
coaching basketball (senior boys team). His passion was basketball and
coaching. Ted started the summer basketball hoop camp with the goal of
igniting a love of the game in young players and also as a very successful
fund raiser for the team.
As a young teacher, Ted’s resemblance to the actor Tom Selick, earned
him the nick name among his students of “Magnum P.E.” much to his
embarrassment.
Left to grieve for this wonderful man is his devoted and loving wife
Antoinette, sons Tony (Sarah), Geoffrey and daughter Caitlin (Bryce), his
sister Irene Deschene (Al), grand children Taylor and Adalynn, Ted’s many
beloved nieces and nephews and dear friends and students.
Ted was pre-deceased by his parents Arthur and Marguerite; his sisters Judy
Fisher (Roger), and Linda Shupe (Jim).
The Webb family would like to extend our heartfelt and sincere appreciation
for the tireless and compassionate care Ted received from all the staff on the
2nd floor of Cowichan District Hospital. A special, thank you to Dr. Burger
who cared for Ted throughout his illness, with kindness and support. Also,
a very special thank you Dr. Masuda and the palliative team who guided
us thru Ted’s last days. A thank you to all the home support workers who
assisted with Ted’s care in the months before his death.
Thank you to ‘the nieces” – Thank you and to our dear friends Maureen & Jim
Dias, Thank you to Julia who flew from Germany to be at his side, Thank you
to my special neighbors at Meadowoods thank you.
In lieu of flowers a donation to the Myotonic Dystrophy Association or the
Duncan Hospice Foundation would be appreciated.
Celebration of Ted’s life will be held on January 27, 2019, 1:00 pm @ Mellor
Hall in Duncan, BC.

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From: H.W. Wallace Cremation & Burial Centre

H.W. Wallace Cremation and Burial Centre Staff send our condolences to family and friends.

From: Deanna Behm (nee Landy)
Relation: My P.E. teacher & neighbor on Nagle Street whom I babysat for many years ago.

Words cannot express how saddened I was to hear of Mr. Webb’s passing. He was one of those truly remarkable P.E. teachers & wonderful neighbours across the street 30+ years ago from us on Nagle Street whom i had the pleasure to babysit for. He was such a kind hearted individual who made a lasting impression on those who knew him. Deepest sympathies go out to all of his family. Sincerely, Deanna Behm (nee Landy) 1068 Nagle Street

From: Michael Metcalfe
Relation: Coached basketball vs his cowichan teams

Very sorry to read of Ted’s passing…..decades of coaching against his Cowichan hoop teams allowed me to meet Ted…he truly was in it for the students…always a great host when our oak bay teams came to Duncan….cheers Ted, Mike Metcalfe O.B. Basketball

From: Tina Campagne
Relation: Aquaintance and former student

My most sincere condolences to all the family. Ted was one of my most remembered and inspiring teachers. Later I was happy to learn that he was my son’s teacher. He was a lovely man who I always looked forward to chatting with and catching up with, whenever we crossed paths. He will always be remembered very fondly, a strong, kind person. He will be sadly missed. In time, I hope that all the good memories will help ease your grief. Thoughts and prayers with you all.

From: Kevin McCauley
Relation: friend

very sad to hear. close family friend and one of my brother Graeme’s good friends all through school and beyond.

From: Jackie Barker
Relation: We taught together in Duncan.

I have happy memories of Ted as an upbeat and energetic teacher at Cowichan Secondary School where I also taught in the 1980s. So sorry to hear this. Sincere sympathy to the family.

From: Marilyn Shand
Relation: Niece

Uncle Ted, when mom was in hospice and she wasn’t aware of what was going on around her, you phoned and as soon as mom heard your voice she perked right up and was engaged in your conversation. Now that you two are together again, please give each other a hug from me. Love you Uncle Ted.

From: Ben Chew
Relation: I was his student

To the family, friends, and students of Mr. Webb. I want you to know what a positive impact he had on my high school life then–and how it has impacted me now. He was a wonderful teacher, excellent basketball coach, and amazing human being. He has left us too early and I wanted to let you know the lasting impact he had on all his students. It is true, we did affectionately refer to him as “Magnum PE”. And he was one of the ‘cool’ teachers. May he rest in peace.

From: Ann McMillen
Relation: friend

In the early 1990’s our two sons played basketball for ADSS in Port Alberni. We always looked forward to the visiting Cowichan team and chats with Ted and Scott when the league games were played or Totem was on. This connection continued long after the boys graduated.. We acknowledge the model of calm coaching and the contribution Ted made to Vancouver Island basketball. We send our sympathy to the family for their loss. Paul ,Ann ,Kevin & Brent McMillen Port Alberni

From: Jill Benwell
Relation: Ted went to school with my brother, Brian Lendrum, & taught & coached my daughters Janis & Robyn.

Tony & Geoff: I am so sorry for the loss of your Dad. I hope the fact that he was held in high esteem by his fellow teachers & students, & parents, will give you some comfort.
Thinking of you, Jill Benwell❤️

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Service Schedule

  Celebration of Life

Date & Time:
January 27, 2019
Beginning at 1:00pm

Location:
Mellor Hall
7380 Trans-Canada Highway
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6B1

7380 Trans-Canada Highway
Duncan, BC Canada V9L6B1

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