August 13, 1933 – January 4, 2013
Ted Godwin, beloved husband of Phyllis passed away on Friday, January 4, 2013 at the age of 79 years.
Professor Emeritus Ted Godwin graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and Art in 1955. He worked as an art director for T.V. and as a neon sign designer until 1964 at which time he began teaching at the University of Regina until his retirement in 1985. He studied with Barnett Newman, John Ferren, Jules Olitski and Lawrence Alloway at the Emma Lake Artists Workshop from 1959 to 1965. Ted achieved national recognition as a member of the Regina Five, which included Ronald Bloore, Kenneth Lochhead, Douglas Morton and Arthur McKay, following their 1961 exhibition at the National Gallery of Canada. Godwin has been exhibiting since 1955 and his works are included in many major corporate and private collections, as well as the National Gallery of Canada, the Ontario Museum of Art, the Glenbow Museum and the CBC. In 1974 he was elected to the Royal Canadian Academy and, in 2005, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Godwin was also an honored recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medals. Ted, who grew up playing on the shores of the Bow River, was a lifelong supporter of Ducks Unlimited and is a friend of Bill’s. He had 27 years in the program.
Besides his loving wife of 57 years, Phyllis, Ted is survived by his daughters Teddi Driediger and Tammi (Gerald) Shanahan and granddaughters Jessie and Larissa, his sister Dr. Ruth Godwin of Victoria, B.C., and his nieces and nephews Brenda, Brett, Grant, Sandra and Kevin. He was predeceased by his parents, and his brother Bruce.
Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:30 p.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Lung Association (COPD research), P.O. Box 4500, Station South, Edmonton, AB T6E 6K2 Telephone: 1 (888) 566 – 5864. www.ab.lung.ca.
In living memory of Ted Godwin, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Calgary, AB, T2S 2L5, Telephone: 403-243Print This Obituary & Condolences