Edward Ted William Preece

April 22, 1921July 23, 2016
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Edward “Ted” Preece died peacefully of natural causes at the Peace Arch Hospital in White Rock on July 23, 2016, at the age of 95. He is survived by his loving wife Jean and children: Ron, Doug, Beverly & spouses; grandchildren: Sheila, Erin, Matthew, Edward & spouses; great-grandchildren: Saul, Elizabeth, Ainslie and Harris. Being a talented cabinetmaker, Ted was initially hired by Canadian Airways Limited in 1941 to build airplane pontoons, skis, wings and propellers but after acquiring his mechanic’s license, he became an air engineer, working his way up to General Manager of Maintenance before retiring in 1983 from Canadian Airlines. Ted was dedicated to the airline, never missing a day of work in 42 years. He had a great love of animals and a gift for telling stories of the early aviation days and the wild adventures of his travels with wife Jean and family. Together Ted and Jean enjoyed 72 years of marriage and independent living until just 5 days prior to his passing. He will be greatly missed. Following Ted’s wishes, please do not send flowers or donations. Online guest book is available to express your condolence.

Arrangements under the direction of Victory Memorial Park Funeral Centre, Surrey, BC.

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