OBITUARY

Ted Coedy

July 10, 1929December 29, 2018

COEDY, Ted – formerly of Cambridge, Ontario passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 29, 2018 at Centennial Place, Millbrook, Ontario in his 90th year.

Ted was the last surviving member of his family and will be sadly missed by his nieces, nephews and their families. Predeceased by his parents Jeattta (nee Mulholland) and Herbert Coedy; and his sisters Margaret Barnett (John), Auline Yule (Harold), Edith Purdy (Ken), Betty Snider (Clare) and his brother John Coedy (Betty).

The family would like to express their gratitude to Centennial Place and heartfelt thanks to the staff of Heritage Unit.

A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held at a later date, details will be published once finalized. As expressions of sympathy, donations may be made to the Kidney Foundation or Alzheimer’s Society. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coutts Funeral Home & Cremation Centre, (519)621)1650. Fond memories and condolences may be shared at www.couttsfuneralhome.com

Services

  • Celebration of Life to be announced at a later date
REMEMBERING

Ted Coedy

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Wayne Snider

January 4, 2019

Saying Ted Coedy was a special person is an major understatement.
Kind to a fault, Ted always shared of himself.
During my youth, Ted never talked down to me or anyone else like many adults. He chose to engage others in thoughtful conversation on a wide variety of topics. We had many long conversations about politics, sports, music and life in general. Unlike most, he was never afraid to admit when he was wrong.
I credit Ted with broadening my interest in music. He proved to me there was much, much more out there than just the pop Top 40. He talked about the greats of his day, such as Nat King Cole, and how he preferred jazz to the popular sound of the day
He also showed me the importance of questioning authority. Not an in-your-face, scream of defiance, but how to politely, and firmly, seek the truth behind decisions made supposedly for the common good.
Ted also loved to engage younger people, whether it be in well-thought out game of chess or a quick game of cards. During these times he would display his gentle wit, always careful not to offend anyone, and share a laugh.
I also remember Ted and his friends sharing a depression-era game called Tibby, played with four people, two broken broomsticks, two holes in the ground and a wooden dowel. It was a poor-man's version of cricket, but lots of fun.
You had a profound influence on many Ted Coedy. While you will be missed, you will never be forgotten.

FROM THE FAMILY