The family of Ted Caren is deeply saddened to announce the passing of our husband, father and grandfather on June 20, 2018 at the age of 84. The eldest of 6 children, Ted was born and raised in Stanley and never forgot his rural roots. After serving 5 years in the Canadian Air Force Ted went on to become a heavy duty mechanic working for various companies before retiring from Avenor Forest Products. For several years after his retirement Ted worked for A-1 Sewage Services and became a life-long friend of the Ward family. He looked forward to wintering in Dunedin, Florida each year, going to the flea markets to find a bargain and “riding the patio” to enjoy a beverage with friends and family. Ted loved the outdoors; snowmobiling or simply shoveling snow in the winter, and fishing and camping in the summer. His passion was taking care of his yard; cutting the grass and trimming the evergreens. He also loved to tinker in his garage sometimes spending countless hours on a seemingly hopeless mechanical project until he got it running again. Ted was never one to sit idly by and watch work being done, often outworking others much younger than him. Ted spent last summer working weekdays with his son Ted at his RV repair shop and weekends helping his son John develop the camp lot at Plateau Lake. Ted was extremely proud of his family and all of their accomplishments and his happiest moments were time spent with them. Ted is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Lynn; sons John (Aileen) and Ted (Karen); grandchildren Brooklin and Cassie Caren and Ben Belanger (Kellie Rapino); sisters Audrey (Julian) Yaworsky, Maureen Hogan and Jackie Lalonde (Tim Lawson); sisters-in-law Cindy Varcoe and Vicki (Mike) Onyshkewych; aunt Dorothy Smith; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents Jack and Gladys; brothers Bill and Jerry; father and mother-in-law Vic and Jolene Lilley; sisters-in-law Marie Caren and Fay Nystrom; brothers-in-law Dave Hogan and Peter Varcoe; and former sister-in-law Sharon (Caren) Dudura. The family would like to thank the doctors and nurses at the Thunder Bay Regional Cancer Centre, the staff of the Hospice unit at St. Joe’s (especially Nadia and Kirstin) and homecare nurse Tyler for their care and compassion. You all made a difficult journey a little easier. A celebration of Ted’s life will be held Tuesday, July 31, 2018 at the Murillo Community Centre from 6 to 9 p.m. with the service portion beginning at 6:45. Anyone wishing to share special memories of Ted is welcome to do so. If you would like to have something read at the Celebration please contact one of the family members. Internment will take place at a later date in Stanley Hill Cemetery. Donations in Ted’s memory may be made to a charity of your choice.
Ted Caren will be remembered in the Blake Funeral Chapel Memorial Grove. Annual dedication service Sunday, June 9, 2019.
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