On July 7th Ted said goodbye to his family and friends in his 70th year, following a long battle with liver disease. He was born in Kamloops on March 3rd, 1952 and adopted by Ted and Rose Fisher where he became a part of a very large extended Fisher family. He was predeceased by Ted, Rose and his adopted sister, Robyn. Ted is survived by his wife, Brenda; daughter, Tammie, husband Steve Bowden and their daughters, Kylie, and Kenzie; his son Adam Fisher, wife Lorraine, their children, Delena Carl, husband Patrick, daughter Isobelle, and their son, Eric Weibe, wife Jessica and son Aiden. He also leaves behind many in-laws, cousins, nephews, nieces, and close friends who enriched his life by their friendship.
Ted married Brenda Teed on August 28th, 1972. They were blessed with a daughter, Tammie and then a son, Adam. Life was good and Ted loved taking his family on camping trips with many hours in his fishing boat and around a campfire. He believed his children were his greatest achievement and he was so very proud of the adults they became. His Grandchildren and Great-grandchildren provided lots of love, many smiles, and special memories.
In 2003 he was granted a precious gift when he met his birth mother, Frances Fall, and her husband Elmer, of Prince Edward Island. Many trips to P.E.I. followed, where he had the privilege to get to know his birth family. He was lovingly accepted by his brothers, Gary, wife, Lorena, children Angie and Kendall; Robert, wife Paulette, daughter Rhonda; Sheldon, wife Mary, sons Nick and Colin; and sister, Sharon, husband Francis, daughters Sharlene, Coralee, and Melissa. Sadly, he lost his mother, Frances, stepfather Elmer and brother, Gary.
Ted loved that he was a lifelong citizen of Kamloops. As a teenager and young man, he worked with his father, Ted Sr. who owned Fisher Hay Sales. When Ted Sr. decided to retire, Ted began working at Kamloops Bottling Works with the Day family. He stayed with the Pepsi crew for many years before going out on his own doing equipment maintenance work for Pepsi, Starbucks, and Culligan Water. He developed strong friendships with co-workers and business owners throughout his territories. He also spent a short time working at Canadian Tire on the north shore where he could share his handyman knowledge.
As a member of the NorKam graduating class of 1970 Ted joined with fellow classmates to put together Class Reunions in 1990 and 2000. He was hoping to have the 50th Reunion in 2020 but Covid-19 made that impossible. He treasured the friendships that started at school and lasted many years.
As a young man Ted joined the Kamloops Jaycees and spent many hours with good friends working on self-improvement and community development projects. He spent many years going to the September Jaycee Friendship Stag where he could meet with other Jaycees, fish, play horseshoes and have a weekend of male bonding.
Ted and Brenda became Kamloops Blazers fans beginning at the Memorial Arena. They enjoyed the friendship of other fans and will always remember the Memorial Cup winning years.
Ted loved people and enjoyed his time working, fishing, square dancing, attending hockey games, doing Tai Chi, serving on his Strata Council, or helping a neighbor with a project and will be missed by all those who knew him.
We would like to thank Dr. Susan Vlahos for her support as Ted went through his journey. During his many trips to Royal Inland Hospital, he was gently handled by the staff in Imaging and Ambulatory Care, especially by Marlous and Jordan. When his disease became unbearable, we were grateful that he could partake in the Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) program, which allowed him to die at home. As per his wishes, there will be no service or celebration of life.
I was saddened to learn of the passing of my cousin Teddy. When we were kids he was called Teddy to distinguish from his dad Ted. Rose and Ted and family lived in Kamloops and Nora (Rose's sister) and Ben Rothenburger and family lived in Oliver and our two families would sometimes visit each other. Teddy was a very gentle soul. Later in life we'd occasionally run into each other in Canadian Tire or elsewhere and it was always nice to connect. Condolences to Brenda and family.
Saddened to hear of Ted's passing. Worked with Ted for several years and enjoyed some comradery and a scotch or two at the Shuswap. Condolences Brenda and family. Sincerely George Bell
Our condolences to Brenda, Tammie and Adam for the loss of Your husband and dad. May you continue to have the strength to get you through this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers. The Mott Family.
I taught both Ted and Brenda at NorKam Secondary School in the late sixties or early seventies, and was shocked to learn of his passing. My sympathies to all.
Ted was a wonderful brother in law & a dear friend. We will miss his great laugh, his appreciation of the many home cooked meals we shared. His great care in looking after the ladies on our fun wine tours and so many more events that we shared . He will be missed ,but never forgotten. Much love to Brenda, Adam & Lorraine & family. Tammie & Steve and the girls. ❤️❤️ Zena & Lou.
My sincere sympathy in the loss of Teddie, May he rest in peace.
I am so sorry to read this, was recently remembering my old Pepsi days and the wonderful people I worked with - Ted was always so nice and whatever needed to be done - he got done. Condolences to you all, he will be missed
Brenda and Family our deepest condolences, Ted was a great friend and neighbour and we will miss him dearly.
Ted was one of the kindest people I ever knew. He was an extremely huge happy presence in my early life that I shall never forget. My love goes out to his family.
Our deepest condolences to you, Brenda. We know you are going to miss Ted terribly. He was a good man.
Brenda and family. I was proud to know Ted for over 55 years and was grateful for the friendship both of you showed me. I have many good memories of our time in school and the reunions. It was Ted who informed me that my father had died at the hospital and for that I am very grateful. There aren't many people who I would call a friend, but Ted was definitely one of the best. I'm sure that he is now at peace.
Thank you for the amazing summary of Ted Fishers life . It was wonderful to read! I myself have so many wonderful memories of Ted and our time together! He will be missed by so many people as you mentioned and be comforted to know he will always be in our hearts and prayers. He was a very special person with a wonderful smile and huge Hugs! Valrie Gauthier and Family with much Love❣️
For Brenda and Family you have my deepest love and sympathy for the loss of your loving and devoted husband and father and friend. My heart goes out to all of you. ❤️
We have lost one of the good guys.
My heart felt condolences to the family. I will dearly miss you my friend .