January 1, 1947 – September 27, 2019
Crossley, Edwin (Ted), January 1, 1947 – September 27, 2019, passed away in Victoria, BC, after a fall while hiking with his dog, Rosie, on a remote west coast island. Ted leaves behind his beloved wife Sandra of 51 years, his son Byron (Heather), daughter Ellen (Ian), and grandchildren Abigail, Olivia, Amelia, and Thomas. Predeceased by his parents, Atkinson and Leonora, and his brother Cecil, Ted is survived by his dear siblings, Gwendolyn (Ross), Alfred, James, Roger (Louise), and Phyllis (Ken).
Born and raised among the mountains in Rossland, BC, Ted grew into a brilliant, kind, wise, wry, and generous man loved by many. He lived in the West Kootenay region for many years raising his family and forming deep friendships. Ted’s passion for nature and conservation was rewarded by the beautiful and productive gardens he created in Pass Creek and in later years in Powell River. He was happiest when helping family and friends, or creating gardens, art, photography, and woodwork.
As a testament to his generosity and health, Ted donated several organs as a final gift of life. In keeping with his love of the land, he was laid to rest in Royal Oak’s Woodlands Green Burial Park in Victoria. We will celebrate Ted’s life in his garden in Powell River on Sunday, October 13 (1-4 pm) and in Victoria at Cedar Hill Golf Course on Sunday, October 27 (1-4 pm). Ted’s men’s group, a valued part of his life, will place a memorial bench in his honour in Powell River.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to the Malaspina Land Conservancy at MalaspinaLand.ca. Condolences may be offered to the family at McCallGardens.com.
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