ERIC LAWRENCE TEED
May 19, 1926 to December 30, 2010Eric L. Teed O.C., Q.C.'s great passion, dedication and love for his community where echoed throughout the province of New Brunswick after he passed away on December 30. Survived by his wife of 61 years, Lois Anita (Smith) and their five children, Eric was noted as one of the most influential politicians and civil rights advocates from New Brunswick.
An Officer of the Order of Canada, and recipient of two Queen's Jubilee medals, Eric was a common fixture in local news media for his legal opinion, knowledge and expertise concerning human rights and civil liberties. His sixty-year law career was distinguished with many appointments namely the Master of the Supreme Court of NB, Queen's Counsel and National Chair of the Justice Bar. His involvement, commitment and participation in the creation of Legal Aid on a national and local scale ensured the protections of many civilian rights today.
Eric was also vital in preserving and promoting Saint John's history and culture. An advocate for continued education, during his mayoral term, Eric established the University of New Brunswick's Saint John campus. As an MLA, he lectured at UNBSJ and became a published author and historian. Eric was a Knight of the Order of Dannebrog for his many years service as the Danish Consul in New Brunswick.
Eric and Lois enjoyed travelling, and visited all corners of the world. Eric Lawrence Teed's sincerity and generosity will be sadly missed by his family, his friends, the legal community, his City, his Province and his Country.