Ted (Edward) R. Hodgkinson
Passed on November 25, 2023
June 24, 1957 – November 25, 2023 It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of Ted Hodgkinson, a beloved partner to Sherri, a devoted brother, uncle, grandfather and friend; and a community driven resident of Teulon, Manitoba.
Ted was born in Fort St. John B.C., the 3rd of 8 children. His father’s career opportunities took the family to Trinidad for several years. Upon returning to Canada, the family settled on the White Star Ranch, west of Teulon. Ted attended school and graduated from the Teulon Collegiate Institute.
Upon graduating, he worked for the Manitoba Highways Department. He later moved to Edmonton where he received his Engineering Technology training. Ted returned to Teulon, pursuing a number of business ventures, eventually entering Real Estate in 1989, a career that lasted over 30 years.
Ted was a very community minded person and at the age of 32, he saw a need for senior’s housing to keep retired farmers and town residents in the community. In 1994, he formed his company “White Star Investments”, and built the Life Lease Condominium known as Prairie Estates which has been home to many retiring residents of Teulon and the surrounding area. Ted was committed to caring for the needs of his Prairie Estate tenants and ensured a comfortable and satisfying environment for them.
Ted showed his commitment to the town of Teulon by being an active community member, serving as Mayor from 1998 to 2002, and was currently a member of Town Council.
In his personal life, Ted enjoyed travelling with Sherri and spending time together with grandkids, family and friends. In recent years, he took an interest in sailing, having purchased a sailboat to sail with Sherri. A highlight vacation was a sailing adventure in the British Virgin Islands in 2014, sailing with friends.
Ted was proud of being part of the Shriners over the past 30 years, during which he made many strong friendships that lasted the rest of his life.
He is survived by his partner of 25 years, Sherri; his siblings Dennis (Betty-lynn), Jill, Joan (Frank), Hugh (Cheri) and Andrew (Na Lin), sister-in-law Chrissie, nephews and nieces Samuel (Irene), Ian (Katrina), Kristen (Garry), Raianne, Nicole (Kyle), Tarra (John), Skyelar, Justin (Jennifer), Sabrina (Will), Daniel and Oliver. He is also survived by Sherri’s children Josh and Kurtis (Megan), and grandchildren Rowan and Jude (who were Ted’s “little men”). Ted was predeceased by his parents, Hugh and Bernice and brothers, Thomas and Ian, brother-in-law James Kavanagh and nephew Steven Hodgkinson.
The family would like to thank Dr. M. Loudon and the nurses at Teulon Memorial Hospital, the team at Selkirk Hospital and the team at St. Boniface Hospital for their care and compassion.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children.
A celebration of his life will be held at Teulon Centennial Hall on Friday, December 15, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.
We knew Ted as a sailor at Gimli Yacht Club when we joined in 2009. He was a really great guy and very helpful for us newbie sailors when we joined. Ted volunteered on many occasions at Club events and always ensured we had a working ice machine at the club! His bright smile and good nature will sadly be missed. Our condolences to Sherri and family. Mike & Janice on behalf of ourselves and Gimli Yacht Club members.
My sincere condolences to Sheri and families. Ted was a wonderful man. I will always remember his smile. Its so sad that he was taken so soon. Rest in Peace Ted
On behalf of the Maksymyk family, I would like to extend sincere condolences to Ted’s family. Ted was a well known member of Teulon’s community and he will be missed. Our thoughts go out to you. Steven and Mitzi Maksymyk
So very saddened to hear this about Ted. Ted approached my Mom (Ruth Slater in 1994 about purchasing our land to build the condominiums. He was so professional, kind and compassionate to my Mom at our meetings. Mom was wanting to sell the land at that time and I am very thankful to Ted for seeing it through for my Mom and the Town of Teulon. To Sherri & Family and the Hodgkinson family we send our very deepest condolences to you all in the loss of a very special person.
Ted’s interesting stories, smile, and humour will be so missed . Sincerest condolences to Sherri and all his family, friends and the community .
Our condolences too all of you during this time Patti, Steve and Liam Harder
My condolences to the Hodgkinson family in the passing of Ted. Had several encounters with Ted in his capacity of Mayor and councillor for the Town of Teulon RIP
Roger Bouvier (Wpg)
My sincere condolences to Ted's family and friends. Taken much to soon.
Condolences to you Sherri and the whole family. Ted will be missed
Our sincere condolences to Sherri and all the Hodgkinson family. Ted will be missed
Wayne and Julianna Roberts
Rest Easy my friend. You will be truly missed. Sincerest condolences to the family and Sherri. 💔💔
Our sincere condolences to Sherri and the Hodgkinson families. Ted will be missed by us all.
Marlene & Brad McGill
My condolences to the family.
Rest in peace my friend! You are gone far too soon, you will be deeply missed.
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