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Hamilton Harron Funeral Home

5390 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC

OBITUARY

Teuvo Kalevi KARANKA

May 5, 1939August 10, 2019

Teuvo (Ted) Kalevi Karanka, age 80, of Burnaby, British Columbia passed away peacefully on Saturday August 10, 2019. Ted was born May 5, 1939 in Tampere, Finland. Ted is survived by his wife Diane (nee Johnson); children Stephen, Michael (wife May), and Lori; grandchildren Matthew and Michelle; and brother Seppo (wife Barbara).

Ted came as a child with his family to Canada in 1950. He married is wife Diane in 1964. Ted always had a love of the outdoors and if he wasn’t riding his bike he would often be hiking, kayaking, cross country skiing or enjoying his sailboat. When not outside, he could often be found reading books about the outdoors, drawing pictures or studying his Bible. Ted also enjoyed his time working up north in the communities of Iqualuit, Fort Simpson and Hay River for 15 years giving him the opportunity to explore the vast reaches of Canada. Later upon retirement, he was always busy with his grandchildren, helping to drive them to their many activities.

Ted will be missed by all those who knew him.

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