Ted Walton

June 28, 1949October 22, 2013
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Ted Walton was born on June 28, 1949 in New Westminster, British Columbia and passed away on October 22, 2013 in Surrey, BC.


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Charlie Zampieri

January 24, 2014

Ted was a neighbour of mine at Cultus Lake Camp Site. He was a really nice guy and I had lots of laughs with him, he was a really good friend !!! My condulences go out to the family.Charlie and my little daughter Sabrina

Dave Davis

January 1, 2014

I was not technically a friend of Ted, but Ted was a good friend of a good friend of mine. I met him many times at Bill & Carol Beekman's home, and of all the friends that the Beekmans' had, Ted was one of my favorites. From what I recall, he was a good man with big heart. I know my friend Bill will miss him a lot. My condolences to your family for your loss.

Shawn Walton

November 26, 2013

Shawn Walton

November 26, 2013

My Dad was a very special person. Being helpful was his way of loving you and he did a lot of that. He was a really, really good dad. He gave us an incredible childhood full of lake sports, camping, and dirtbiking. He was involved in all of our sports teams. I will always remember practicing my softball swing with him after-school for weeks and how proud he was. He gave me and Erin every opportunity he could by moving next to the best schools, searching out sports that we could still play in adulthood, and coming out of retirement to help us buy our own houses. You could really count on Dad to learn about something new on your behalf. He would just start learning something new for you and then introduce you to it. He was a kind man by how willing he always was to share something he knew. He made a lot of friends this way. He quite simply, gave people a lot of his time; and he ran out of it.

Dad introduced me to the sport of sailing which changed my life forever. In a lot of ways I think he relived his childhood with us; we had so much fun together. He was caring, and I think this is what made him so good at his job. He cared a lot about safety and standards, and everyone I met respected him for it.

He was super encouraging. So much so that our family, friends, and team-mates all found themselves
achieving more under his guidance. This man was a true mechanic. We all learned from him this ability to make things work by being inventive and resourceful. This made him very committed to his work. Ted's courage is passed on, and allows us to be creative about getting things done. He was a devoted father and husband he deserved so many more years to enjoy his life. He was an incredible man and he touched so many people with his joy and laughter. I love and miss him forever.

Jon Beekman

November 8, 2013

Uncle Ted as he was known to me. My dad and him were life long friends always trying to figure out how to get old motorcycles going. You definitely will be missed and my thoughts and prayers are with the family.

November 6, 2013

Ted was my second Dad. His son Shawn is my best friend. I am saddened by the passing but so grateful to have been able to know Ted. Godspeed.

Dianne Winter

November 3, 2013

Jack Kuyer

November 2, 2013

Ted and I have been acquainted since the earliest years. First as the big brother of Dennis and then as we left high school, my friend. Highlights of riding our motorcycles to California with Cathy keeping watch over us two, of my playing Santa for a wide eyed Shaun, Ted teaching Jacob, Millie and Thomas how to sail or spending time at Cultus with Erin and Francis these times were very special. As we travelled through life our friendship had different intensities reflecting our different stages of life. Ted usually went first. The first to get married, the first to have kids. The first to retire. I tried to learn from Ted and sometimes succeeded. Ted you were a great guy who I always had a lot of respect for. You've left a big hole for a lot of us. Diana and I will keep you alive through our friendship with Cathy, Shaun, Erin, and Francis.

Katy Johnston

November 2, 2013

It is with a heart full of sadness that I offer my sincerest condolences to my sister Cathy and her family. I can not imagine the loss you must be feeling and I wish you strength and fortitude in the days to come. You know you are in my thoughts and prayers and I unfortunately can only be with you in spirit on this day of memorial for Ted.
Ted was such a very generous, big hearted man. I know his generosity (and yours Cathy) touched my life many times over the years both directly and indirectly. Ted and Cathy rented me their 'beach house' on Marine Drive when I was in dire need, at a rent that I could afford. It was a Godsend.
Ted still used the garage as a workshop and I remember good times sharing a brew and tinkering on our motorcycles. He was a whiz at mechanics and was always ready to give you a hand. We sure shared some laughs. I have good memories living in the house on Marine Drive.
Ted was a family man and that extended to my elderly parents. I can not count how many man hours Ted put in helping my parents with repairs around the house, the yard or just coming by to spend some time with my Dad. I know they appreciated it and I did too although I know I took it for granted.
Ted was that kind of man, generous with his time helping others.
Ted's laugh was as big as his love of life. The only thing to rival that was perhaps the size of his mustache. I do not ever remember seeing Ted without one.
Ted had a knack for seeing straight through to the heart of a matter. He didn't get caught up in the drama. A gift I wish I possessed! He could just tell it like it is. My favourite saying that Ted used to use - 'What a Gong Show'.
It just seems so wrong that he was taken far too soon. He was one of the good ones.
Simon would also like me to pass on his sincere condolences to you and your family Cathy. He was shocked to hear of Ted's passing and we had a good chat on the phone recalling a few memories that the four of us shared.
Love and prayers to all

November 1, 2013

Ted and I worked together in the Canadian Airlines engine shop. He was a big guy with a bigger laugh! His skill at N.D.T. were well respected and greatly contributed to safe products going back into service on our aircraft. I also kept running into Ted at Car shows and prowling around car and motorcycle parts swap meets looking for " treasures". I'll keep expecting to bump into him and catch up on what's going on. Ted was a good man and I'll miss him.
Shaun McCracken ( Surrey B.C.)