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Thursday December 6, 2012

TEED, Hugh Mariner

Passed away on 4 December 2012. Born in Saint John, New Brunswick on 7 June 1917, he was the son of J.F.H. Teed and Muriel V. (Wetmore) Teed. He is survived by Elizabeth, his wife of 63 years, and his five children: Andrena (Nigel Rollo), Elspeth, Mariner, Robina, and Lionel (Wendy). Grandchildren: David (Rena), Catriona (Devin), Matthew, Caitlin, Patrick, Katherine, and Jonathan. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his two brothers (George, Eric), and four sisters (Hazel Hazen, Beth Young, Mary Gillis, Gloria Trivett). Hugh lived a full life. In his youth, he was an active sportsman, involved in team sports at school, and a keen sailor and fisherman, pursuing outdoor adventures. This enjoyment of being active and outdoors continued all his life. He attended Winter Street School, graduated from Rothesay Collegiate School (RCS) and attended McGill University in Montreal. He was an active member of many organizations including the NB Branch of the Loyalist Association of Canada, RCS Old Boys Association, and The Royal Canadian Legion. Hugh worked at a variety of jobs when he was young: a cowboy in the Rockies where he caught and tamed mustang horses, a lab analyst in a pulp and paper mill in northern Ontario, and a lab analyst in a munitions factory in southern Ontario before he joined the Canadian Army as a medic during WWII. Following the war, he worked as a research chemist at the National Research Council in Ottawa. He missed military life, so he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in the early 1950s, working as a medical lab technologist in hospitals and on research projects in Ottawa, 3-wing (Zweibrucken, Germany), Trenton, and Downsview until he retired from the military in 1967. He continued to work as a medical lab technician in hospitals, and as the manager of a private medical lab. During his retirement, he established an exclusive, malt whiskey tasting group that met at various establishments in metropolitan Toronto, and in Gaborone, Botswana. Hugh was a quiet, dignified man. He enjoyed his family and friends, spending long hours with his children when they were young, and dedicating much time to his grandchildren. He made a concerted effort to regularly visit his family in New Brunswick. Hugh was always a keen traveller. He crossed Canada several times, saw much of western Europe, motored through eastern Canada and New England, twice visited southern Africa. His legacy has been to inspire his children and grandchildren with his interests and activities. Some of his grandchildren show interest and skill in construction, wood working, science, sailing, outdoor activities, reading, and cross-word puzzles. His love of travel has been adopted by some of his children and grandchildren. Friends may call at the Turner & Porter Yorke Chapel, 2357 Bloor St. W., at Windermere, east of Jane subway, on Thursday December 6 from 4 - 8 p.m. Funeral Service at St Martin-in-the-Fields 151 Glenlake Avenue Toronto on Friday December 7, 2012 at 11 a.m. Interment at Mt Pleasant Cemetery. Donations to a charity of choice would be appreciated. On-line condolences may be made through www.turnerporter.ca

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