Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free.
Ted was born on January 16, 1940 in Fernie, BC to Ernie and Nellie Lightburn. He was raised on the family farm in Jaffray, BC. Ted went to high school at the Old Waldo School and worked in heavy construction around the province and spent time trucking on Vancouver Island. He moved back to Jaffray and founded Rosen Lake Sand And Gravel and Will-O-Bend Golf & RV. Ted and Marge retired in Cranbrook in 2006 and Ted kept busy doing repairs and maintenance for old friends and neighbours and cutting grass with his John Deere.
Ted is survived by his best friend and wife Marge, his daughter Debby of Victoria, son Jay (Laurie) of Jaffray, grandsons Matthew and Chase, his mother Nellie of Jaffray, brother Rick (Nina) of Jaffray, nephew Wade, nieces Louanne, Kelly and Christine and many cousins and good friends.
As per Ted’s wishes, there will be no funeral service. Thank you to the nurses, doctors and staff at East Kootenay Regional Hospital. Those wishing to remember Ted and make a donation in his honour may do so to the Cranbrook Hospice Society, #230, 20 – 23rd Avenue South, Cranbrook, BC, V1C 5V1.