HEATH, Dr. Edward Lawrence (Ted) - Suddenly and peacefully at University Hospital on Friday, May 26, 2017 in his 91st year. He will be lovingly remembered by: his wife Eileen; his children Gord Heath and his wife Brenda, Carolyn and her husband Lauren Clubine, Nancy and her husband Mariano Del Pozo, Peter Heath and his wife Krista; step-children Alison and her husband Des Nell, Sharon and her husband Chris Dell, Gillian Shuman; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Predeceased by wife Helen. Ted practiced medicine in London for more than 45 years. He had a genuine interest in people, was very devoted to his family, was always ready for ice cream and maple syrup and was a lifetime follower of Jesus who supported his church and many mission workers around the world. Visitation on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond. Funeral service at Village Green Community Church, 505 Village Green Ave. at Wonderland, on Wednesday, May 31 at 6:30 p.m. Reception to follow. Cremation followed by interment at a later date at Oakland of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. Donations (stating in memory of Ted Heath) to Latin America Mission Canada or Village Green Community Church would be gratefully acknowledged.
Bruce and Gail Sticklee
May 26, 2017, 10:33 pm
We have very fond memories of Ted as he loved and cared for us. He was especially kind to our daughter Sarah.
A truly Godly man who showed Gods grace and love.
Thankfully remembered, Bruce and Gail.
Rachel Leggett Nikou
May 27, 2017, 12:23 am
Sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I will miss his infectious laugh and have many memories of his kind words and support.
Bob and Lenene Harper
May 27, 2017, 7:18 am
To the Heath family.
Our sincerest condolences on your loss. Ted was our doctor for many years. He was the most caring and compassionate doctor we have ever had. May you know that so many cared.
Brent and Jennifer Paul
May 27, 2017, 9:24 am
We have many sweet memories of our friend Ted during our 38 years of knowing and serving with him in our church community.
He helped frame and focus our family's understanding of Missions.He encouraged our children in their faith, their lifestyle and always enjoyed catching up with them whenever they returned to London.
We are filled with gratitude that God allowed us to share life together within our community and as friends. We are also immersed in the joy of our shared Hope in Jesus that one day we will see him again.
May 27, 2017, 12:14 pm
I am one of the many mission workers that Ted supported. I will always remember eating breakfast with him and his unique style (I loved his socks and shorts combos), but most of all I will remember his profound love for Jesus and making him known all over the world. My heart is saddened as I will not be able to visit with him this year when I return, but I know he is where he was made to be. To his family, thank you so much for sharing such a wonderful man with all of us.
May 27, 2017, 12:37 pm
Ted was a remarkable man. We mourn his passing but praise his entrance into glory. I will always hold fond memories and a special place in my heart for Ted.
I remember his infectious smile and fist pumps as I passed by him in church. I remember him singing to my mother as she was dying in intensive care. I remember him laughing as we removed an annoying skin tag of mine with fishing line.
This is just part of the man that Ted was. I will never forget Ted. My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time as we grieve his absence. I share in your sorrow and look forward to the day that we will meet again.
May 27, 2017, 12:48 pm
We just learned about Ted's passing from Shirley Lawson. What a special man who loved the Lord and put Him first. The Rendle family first met the Heaths in 1958 when I accepted a call to Alton Baptist Church. Ted had a drug store in Erin Ont - "Heath for Health." He was SS Supt. and the church prospered! Our families grew together. When we moved to London, Ted also attended medical school and lived at our house while we were on vacation. They were looking for a home in the area. We stood with Ted when he was falsely accused and saw him overcome adversity. I had the privilege of speaking at Helen's funeral. My wife Anna and our children join me as we send our condolence to Eileen, Gord, Carolyn, Nancy, Peter and their families. We will not forget the kindness and Christian love that Ted showed to us. We are sorry we cannot attend the funeral. Pastor Jim Rendle
May 27, 2017, 1:01 pm
I'm so sorry to hear of Dr Heath's passing.
I went to public and Grade 9 in highschool with Nancy as we lived in the new Oakridge Park community in the 60s ( we on Kingston Ave and the Heath family on Queen Anne Circle)
Good memories of visiting the heath household with Nancy in those days ( the house with the slanted roof :) an also school days.
In more recent years I had been a temporary patient of Dr Heath's when my own doctor wasn't available when he worked at the then clinic in Byron.
We had wonderful conversations at that time which were full of news and memories.
My sincere condolences to the Heath family.
May 28, 2017, 5:32 pm
To Eileen and Family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. Ted will be greatly missed. I know he is with his heavenly family now and I can see him in my mind as he bows before his loving maker, to accept his crown of glory.
Please know that your family is in my thoughts and prayers at this time.
May 28, 2017, 7:05 pm
Gord, Brenda & family ... we were very sorry to hear of your father's passing - there is never a good time to part with a loved one.
Please know that you're in our thoughts & prayers as you celebrate the life and cherish the memories ... Jeanne & Rob
May 29, 2017, 11:49 am
Kristin and Family:
Thinking of you in your time of sorrow.
May 29, 2017, 1:22 pm
Heaven has received a true good man. Rest in peace Uncle Ted
May 29, 2017, 2:01 pm
My prayers are with you and your family. After healing thousands he is resting in peace. With that in mind I pray you all have comfort though he is missed.
Lillian Heath Rhodes & Ken Rhodes
May 29, 2017, 8:24 pm
Our condolences to our whole family on Uncle Ted's death. He was there for us with advice & kind thoughts when Mom (his Sister-in-Law Muriel) was dying of cancer. But most of all we thank him for being with his Brother Bill when he died. Many, many memories of summers at the cottage on Cawaja Beach. Unfortunately, we can not be with you in person but will be there in spirit with our thoughts and prayers.
RIP Uncle Ted
Lillian and Ken
Nancy Jo (Graham) Cartwright
May 29, 2017, 11:56 pm
A great man has been welcomed home. Dr. Heath - who always asked us to call him "Ted" - was our family physician, but more than that, a true friend. Many times he went above and beyond with calls to our home, coming to the rescue in times of need. We will miss this warm, wonderful man. Carolyn, my dear friend, and all the Heath family, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Faye Males
May 30, 2017, 9:06 am
With joy-tinged sadness we mark the passing of Dr. Ted Heath, a faithful, dedicated, self-sacrificing servant of God. As one of Ted's pastors at Village Green Community Church, we knew Ted for over 40 years.
Ted's heart for missions motivated and supported many, including some from our own family, who went on to engage in overseas missions, from medical missions to evangelism ministries, all with the intent of sharing the love of God in Christ with as many as possible.
I (Steve) will always remember my trip to Costa Rica, financed by Ted and Helen. This country had a special place in their hearts. I was privileged to spend time with some wonderful servants of God there, and came to understand Ted and Helen's affection for this country and its people.
I walked with Ted through a very painful period during his medical career and witnessed his dependence on God for strength and victory through that time.
Our sympathies and prayers are with Eileen and the rest of the family at this time of loss.
Steve and Faye
Joyce and George Lai
May 30, 2017, 5:44 pm
If we're asked what came to mind first about our 8 years in London, we would say our friendship with Ted and Helen Heath.
They were friends God sent our way. They were supportive both spiritually and emotionally through our happy times and sad times.
Ted of course was the most caring family doctor we've ever had. Selfless and self sacrifice are not too strong words to describe his devotion to his patients.
Goodbye, Ted, our friend. See you.
May 31, 2017, 9:01 am
Dear family and friends:
As Carolyn so well put it, Ted went from one full life to another in the blink of an eye - from one full, kind, caring, generous, prayerful life here on earth to an even fuller and more glorious life now in heaven.
Ruben and I will always remember him as a very committed Christ-follower, deeply interested in mission work in general and particularly caring of us as missionaries.
Just a few weeks ago for Ted's 90th birthday, I wrote to him:
"Ted, on this your 90th birthday: may it be a time of great celebration and joy! There are many people who have been blessed by your caring and generous life. And I know that God in heaven is looking down, and with a satisfied smile on His face is waiting to say to you one day… ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’
What none of us knew at the time was that that great "one day" would arrive so soon. But how wonderful! God's good and faithful servant has now entered into the joy of his Master!
Even so, here on earth we will miss him dearly.
With our love and prayers for the family and friends left behind,
Bev (and Ruben) Ramirez
Betty and Leslie Smithyman
May 31, 2017, 2:08 pm
Betty and I will never forget the faithfulness of Ted and Eileen in visiting Betty while she was in hospital for six months. Thanks Eileen and Ted for your faithfulness to God. You have entered now into your rest! Thank you Eileen for being a friend when we needed one.
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