WILLIAMS, Ted - Peacefully at Chartwell Riverside on Saturday, January 25, 2020, Edward Percival “Ted” Williams of London age 81. Beloved husband of Lynn for 59 years. Loving father of Lee and her husband Dave Clark, Wendy (the late Peter McDonald), Andy and his wife Trudy Williams, and the late Brad Williams (2014). Poppa Ted of Haley (Jordan), Haden (Annie), Evan, Anne (Thomas), Jack, Mary, Hugh, Sarah (Simon), Emily, Jake, and Leah. Brother-in-law of Karen and Ed Oleschuk.
Ted was the cherished only child of Ralph and Wilma Williams, growing up in many small towns in Ontario while his father followed his vocation as a United Church Minister. His family eventually settled in Toronto for Ted’s last year of high school where he met and later married Lynn. He established his 33 year long career at 3M Canada in Vancouver for the first 9 years before returning to London in 1969 with four kids in tow.
He was a capable outdoorsman instilling the love of camping and canoeing in his kids. He loved playing in and on the water and being in charge of the fire. He was a dedicated Blue Jays fan and loyal follower of his alma mater’s Western Mustangs. He made a fine martini and a renowned Caesar salad and he was happiest at the firepot with his family and friends.
He was a big man with an even bigger heart.
Visitation on Friday from 2-4 pm at Harris Funeral Home, 220 St. James St. at Richmond, where a Celebration of His Life will be conducted on Saturday, February 1 at 3 pm. Reception to follow. Memorial contributions to Meals on Wheels or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.
Ingrid and Daril Beam
January 27, 2020, 9:12 am
Some people are such a blessing to know, they’ll always be remembered with gentle smiles and good stories leaving happy feelings in the hearts of all who love them. Thinking of you all and sending many gentle hugs….we will miss him
Ingrid and Daril Beam
John and Lynda Corner
January 27, 2020, 9:45 am
To Lynn and family,
Our sincere condolences to you at this sad time. We have missed Ted at the gym and are sad to know that we will not have the pleasure of his company there again. He was always warm , friendly and upbeat. We will all miss him,
John and Lynda Corner
January 27, 2020, 9:53 am
May Ted rest in peace knowing that his wonderful family carries on the joie de vivre that he and Lynn instilled in them and that they share freely with all associated to them. The ability to smile infectiously- as is evidenced in the photo - is also a trait that has continued on.
My thoughts are with all the Williams at this time - may good memories live on in abundance!
January 27, 2020, 10:34 am
Ted was indeed a loving husband, dad and "Poppa". He had a real interest in what his children and grandchildren were doing with their lives and was fiercely proud of them all.
He was a big, fun, friendly presence and I will miss him.
Thanks for the memories, Ted.
January 31, 2020, 10:55 pm
Ted you leave the world a better place.
The Wheeler Family
January 31, 2020, 2:44 pm
To my loving uncle Ted. A man larger than life with a heart to match.
I had the blessing to grow up as uncle Teds niece. Growing up, the Oleschuk family would go and spend a few weeks every summer with the Williams family. Uncle Ted would always greet me with a huge hug embracing me in love and safety. Uncle Ted was always happy and loved dancing and music. I remember dancing with auntie Lynn and uncle Ted non stop well into the early morning hours to everything from Neil Diamond to Led Zeppelin.
He was a wonderful man who could always make his niece feel that she was the most important person in the room and would enthusiastically listen to my little girl stories about gymnastics and other adventures. I was so proud when you gave me my first stethoscope. I will miss you always uncle Ted.
Susan, Chris, Elizabeth (Josh) and Katelyn (Jess) WHEELER
Ruth Ann Murphy
January 28, 2020, 11:34 am
Dear Lynn, Lee, Dave, and family please accept our heart felt condolences. We were lucky to have known Ted. He was a special man with an infectious smile and his love for life was always shining through . Your family is one of his great legacies. You are in our thoughts. Love, Dan and Ruth Ann
Rev. Ryk Brown
January 28, 2020, 5:27 pm
Wendy, I just learned of the passing of your father. I am so sorry to hear that. I remember how hard it was for me to lose my father. My support and compassion are with you and your family. I regret that I cannot make it to London, but if I may be of support to you otherwise, please let me know. Peace be with you. God bless.
Your former classmate,
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