Edward (Ted) Beavington James
24 October, 1920 – 15 March, 2017
Ted passed away peacefully at Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie, BC, on the 15th of March, at the age of 96. He is survived by his children Edward (Vivianne), Robert, Richard, Donald (Dianne) and Carol (Ken Novak), as well as his grandchildren Jonathan (Lynne), Maria Christina, Darron (Mona), Allison, Jordan, Jolene (Curtis), Robyn, Mathew and Joshua and his great-grandchildren Benjamin, Lila, Claire, Simran, Angelina, Eli & Hunter. Ted is also survived by his brother Albert (Adrienne). He is predeceased by his wives Dorothy (Van Cott) and Alice (Clitheroe); parents Benjamin and Kathleen (nee Beavington) and siblings Robert, Hazel, Lillian, Myrtle, and Thomas. Ted was born in Lavoy, Alberta, and grew up on a nearby farm. He married Dorothy Van Cott in 1941. In 1942 he joined the Royal Canadian Engineers. He served throughout Europe during the Second World War and operated heavy machinery for the reconstruction of roads and bridges. Following the war, Ted settled in Edmonton with his family where he took up carpentry and house building. He enjoyed camping and built his own boats for weekend fishing trips. He also built one of the first camper units to fit a pickup truck before they became commercially available. Ted and his family moved to Surrey, BC in 1966 where he continued to practice carpentry and building houses. In 1976 he moved to Maple Ridge, BC and married Alice Clitheroe in 1981. Ted was a supporting member of the Haney Old Time Fiddlers group for several years. He lived in Maple Ridge until 2014, then moved to Rocky Mountain Village in Fernie, BC. The family would like to thank the kind and caring staff at Rocky Mountain Village for their generous care. A private family service will be held at a later date.