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COSTELLO, John Timothy James “Ted”

July 5, 1926 – August 29, 2012

Ted passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family, on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at the age of 86.

He is survived by Wilma, his loving wife of 40 years. He will be greatly missed by his four children Hugh (Christine), Kate (Steve), John (Cathy), Harry (Tammy), and nine grandchildren Emily, Hilary, Thomas, Colleen, Sean, Marina, Ryan, Tim, and Claire.

He was predeceased by his first wife Mary, and his eldest son Dick.

Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers and Tributes at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Crowfoot Chapel (82 Crowfoot Circle N.W.), on Monday, September 3, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at St. Pius X Catholic Church (2424 – 24th Avenue N.W.) on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to Calgary Health Trust – Specific Area, Suite 800, 11012 MacLeod Trail S.E., Calgary, AB T2J 6A5, Telephone: (403)943-0615, .

In living memory of Ted Costello, a tree will be planted at Big Hill Springs Park Cochrane by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES, Crowfoot Chapel, 82 CROWFOOT CIRCLE N.W. Telephone: (403) 241-0044.

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  1. Susan Baraniak :

    Dear Cathy, Kate and families, I was so sorry to read about your Dad’s (father-in-law’s) passing. I know what a difficult time it is for all of you. Unfortunately, Bob and I are heading east early tomorrow morning, so I won’t be able to attend the funeral, but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you! With deepest sympathies, Bob and Susan Baraniak

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  2. Bob and Bernice McKenna :

    Our deepest sympathy on the loss of Ted. We remember him from the Triad/BP days. He was a wonderful gentleman and taught Bob how to read well logs Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.
    Bob and Bernice McKenna

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  3. Dear Wilma and family – my parents were Jean and Al Golden, friends of Wilma and Ted. I know how fond Mom and Dad were of Wilma and Ted and how much they enjoyed their visits in the Okanagan. So on behalf of our family, I offer condolences to your family in the loss of Ted, husband, father, grandfather and friend. Ted was a good man and will be missed. Blessings, Dawne Taylor in Kamloops BC

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  4. On behalf of the SOC Senators, our condolences on Ted’s passing. He was a giant in our industry and will be missed by many of us.

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  5. Barry Simpkins :

    I was saddened to see Ted’s obituary in the Calgary Herald recently. I had the pleasure of playing tennis with Ted on several occasions in recent years. Not only was he a terrific player, even well up into his 80s, but he was always a first class gentleman, on or off the court.

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  6. Ian & Kathy Lydiatt :


    Our deepest regards to you and your family in this difficult time. I know what family means to you and Christine as well as your children.

    The last time we all actually exchanged more than a neighbourly ‘hello’ was when all of you came to celebrate our neighbour Greg’s passing.

    These times cannot be imagined except by those who have gone through this process, but even then, it is a guess at best. I know you will constantly hear that time heals . . . and it does.

    You will also replace your thoughts today with great memories in the weeks ahead, of better times, and smile in recollection. That evolution is what will last a lifetime!

    God speed his journey.

    Ian & Kathy Lydiatt

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  7. Wilma, John, Kate, Hugh and Harold:

    I learned of Ted’s passing last Saturday and wanted to express my sorrow at your loss.

    I remember Ted (Mr. Costello to me at the time) with fondness for his gentleness and ready smile.

    I have in my possession a 5 x 3 black-and-white photograph he took of me one sunny afternoon in your living room. It’s one of my favorite photos.

    So you see, his memory lives on (as is the case for all people who have lived generous lives) and that’s certainly the case for Ted.

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  8. Gail Swystun-Abbi :

    I’m so sorry to read of Ted’s passing. We were out to plant a tree for my Dad, Gus Swystun, yesterday at Big Hill Springs and I was reading all the names to go on the plaque and saw Ted’s. I always enjoyed talking to Ted and will always remember a ski day I had with Ted, Vic and my Dad up at Sunshine. Keeping up to them (all over 75) after drinking their homemade wine at lunch was quite the experience! I know my Dad, and all of us, really appreciated Ted’s friendship!

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