After a long, full life, Ted Tilby passed away one month shy of his 96th birthday. Ted was the 6th of 7 kids born to Florence and Cecil Tilby of Edmonton, Alberta. He will be greatly missed by Joy, his children Rick (Mary), Deborah, Catherine (David), Wendy (Amanda), and grandchildren Reed, Robin, Ryder and Sasha.
He joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1943 and served as a flight engineer. In 1952 he married the love of his life, Joy Evers; they were an unbeatable team in work and life, devoted to one another for 67 years. Ted was a builder. After the war, he started what became a very successful construction company, designing and building homes and schools in Alberta, NWT, Saskatchewan and later Victoria, where the family moved in 1975. Always sketching and tinkering, Ted had a great affinity for machines and it was the invention and engineering of a sugar cane separation system that became his life’s work. He was also an accomplished cabinetmaker, sculptor, and painter – receiving a number of prominent commissions for his portraits in oil. Ted loved the outdoors and, in his younger days, enjoyed wilderness camping and whitewater canoe trips. He was passionate about flying his Cessna 180 and was an avid skier and speed skater. Ted was a sweet-natured man with a keen sense of humour and a soft spot for animals.
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Nos plus sincères sympathies à la famille et aux amis de Sydney Edward Tilby..
Décès pour la Ville: Victoria, Province: Colombie britanique