Ted Winch

WINCH, Edmund Martin Plaisted (Ted)

May 18, 1918 to September 2, 2014

Died very peacefully, lucid to the end and holding his daughter’s hand, at 1:30 p.m. in his 97th year, in the loving care of St. Peter’s Hospital, Palliative Wing, after six weeks of wonderful treatment in the Acute Stroke ward of Hamilton General Hospital. Loyal and steadfast husband of the late Lois Gwendolyn (O’Reilly) Winch. Survived by his daughter Audrey Elizabeth Winch. Supported and loved by his nieces, Frances Wilkinson (Hugh Wilson) and Eleanor Wilkinson (the late Rob Dolan), and grandnieces, Caitlin and Emma Dolan. Predeceased by his sister Betty Wilkinson of Montreal. Ted was a gentle man who played life by the Marquess of Queensbury Rules. He served others all his life, including:  his country – RCNVR Veteran of WWII (electrical officer on The Preserver, and development of ASDIC); his employers – Technical Draftsman (toilet bowls) with  Bapco, P.Eng. with English Electric (Vancouver, St. Catharines), John Inglis (Toronto), and Westinghouse (Hamilton, retired December 1982); and served in his professional organizations – Chair of Branches   of IEE (now IET) and IEEE, and a member of APEO. Fostering community and the public good wherever he went, Ted founded and/or chaired inter alia The Iroquois Canoe and Outing Club,  the Seniors Talent Bank, sections of annual Cancer Campaigns, chapters of the Council of Canadians, Great Books Groups, and tennis clubs Canada-wide, too numerous to mention. Latterly, he became a member, and very much appreciated the assistance, of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 036. Ted’s wishes for donations are: The Council of Canadians (1-800-387-7177); and McMaster University (905-525-9140 Ext. 24224) in thanks for the Seniors’ University attendance gratis program, or to its Department of Electrical Engineering. Visitation Tuesday, September 9th, 7-9 p.m. at DODSWORTH & BROWN Funeral Home, 15 West Avenue North (905-522-2496). Memorial Service and reception Wednesday, September 10th, 2:00 p.m., WESTDALE UNITED CHURCH, 99 North Oval, Hamilton.

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