May 2, 1923 – April 24, 2012
The beloved husband of Anne McCourtney passed away on Tuesday, April 24 in the early morning. Born in Edmonton on May 2nd, 1923 Ted entered the Navy early in World War II. He was on officer on a Corvette that plied the North Atlantic as an escort vessel to the numerous convoy ships supplying wartime material to Russia through the port of Murmansk and to the British Isles. Returning to Edmonton after the war Ted met then married Anne in 1954. In 1961 they moved to Vancouver then moved to Calgary in 1963 before returning home to Edmonton in 1965. In 1984 after suffering a heart attack Anne and Ted moved to Nanaimo to do some serious boating. Ted enjoyed fishing, yachting and joined the Power Squadron teaching many courses to boating enthusiasts to help them get a license. In 2002 the couple moved back to Calgary to be with their daughter. He was predeceased by his daughter Elaine Couzens earlier this month but is survived by his loving wife Anne, his cousin Bill McCreedy of Edmonton, a son-in-law, 7 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.
A Private Family Funeral Service will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB) on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Condolences may be forwarded through www.mcinnisandholloway.com.
If friends so desire, memorial tributes may be made directly to the Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2888 Shaganappi Trail N.W., Calgary, AB T3B 6A8, Telephone: (403) 955-8818.
In living memory of Ted McCourtney, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 ELBOW DRIVE S.W. Telephone: (403)243-8200Print This Obituary & Condolences