On March 29, 2020 Ted passed away at his home in Edmonton, Alberta at the age of 94.
Ted was born in Edson, Alberta on January 5, 1926 to Harry & Mathilda Semeniuk.
Ted attended school in Edson grade 1 through 12 at the Red Brick School. While in
highschool he worked part time at Edson Motor Company driving taxi, tow truck and
delivering coal. He joined the army on March 19, 1945 and was honorably discharged in
April 1946 at which time he commenced full time employment with Edson Motors. He began
an Auto Body apprenticeship and received his Journeyman Autobody Certificate in February
1952. He met his wife Jean at a country dance at Ciciarelli’s Hall and he was able to take
her home in his Uncle Paul’s 1935 Ford. Jean was the love of his life and constant
companion and they married on October 8, 1949. They had five children, all born in Edson -
Douglas, Sheryl, Constance, Janice and Susan.
Ted served as Chief of the Edson Volunteer Fire Department, as well as a member of the
Edson Kinsmen Club serving as President in 1963, and a member of the Edson Joe Wynne
Branch 53 Royal Canadian Legion for 68 years.
In 1965 he accepted a new job in Edmonton with the Alberta Government in the
Apprenticeship and Trades Department and remained with the department until his
retirement on January 5, 1991
After moving to Edmonton the family returned to Edson most weekends to visit family and
friends making memories and also enjoying the company of friends and family at their
cottage at Bear Lake. Ted always said “if the Good Lord made anyplace better than Bear
Lake, He kept it for Himself” and his most favorite saying - “ It Sure is Beautiful at Bear
Ted was predeceased by his son Douglas, his parents Harry and Mathilda, sister Ann and
He has left to mourn his loving wife of 70 years, Jean, daughters Sheryl (Chuck) Thompson,
Connie Perrin, Janice Semeniuk and Susan (Robert) King, his 7 grandchildren, Kurtis, Amy,
Jillian, Murray, Leif, Garret and Michael, and his 5 great grandchildren Tristan, Lisa-May,
Jace, Zoey and Damian.
Because of the uncertainty in the world, a celebration of Ted’s life will be held at a later date.
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