McMeekin, Captain William E. (Ted)
Born Owen Sound, Ontario, 28th June 1938, died peacefully at home on Quadra Island on June 2nd 2002. He is survived by wife Marian, daughters Lynne (Brad) Unger and Lori Renko, grandsons David, Geoffrey, Will and Myles, brother Bob (Martha), nephew Keith, niece Robyn, and their families.
Ted was a Master mariner whose career began on the Great Lakes at age 16. He moved out west in 1957, and plied our coastal waters with Blackball, Pacific Tidewater Marine, Northland Navigation, Dept. of Highways, and finally BC Ferries until his retirement in June 1998.
Ted was an avid skier and a member of the Mount Washington Ski Patrol for 13 years, so it is fitting that our Celebration of Ted’s Life was held at the Raven (Cross Country) Lodge at Mount Washington, at 1pm, on Monday June 10th, 2002.
Our thanks to Drs. Smit and Wood, and the Palliative Care team of Dr. Helen Garson, Barb Osaka and Heather Fuller and their colleagues for smoothing the waters for Ted’s last difficult voyage into safe harbour.
No flowers please, but donations to the Campbell River Community Hospice Palliative Care Program. 110 Birch St., Campbell River, BC V9W 2F2 will be greatly appreciated. 24