Theodorus GEBBINCK

GEBBINCK, Theodorus (Ted)

August 5, 1930 – June 29, 2008

Theodorus (Ted) Gebbinck (Teddy Bear) 77 years old, of Abbotsford, BC, loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather passed away on Sunday, June 29, 2008.

Born in Holland, Ted served 6 years in the Dutch Royal Navy before immigrating to Canada June 1958 with his wife, Wilhelmina (Wilma) Gebbinck and their son, Tom. He was a Volunteer Firefighter at Hall 1 in Abbotsford for 27 years, ran his own painting business and owned and operated Ted’s Boot & Shoe Repair Shop.

Loved by all, he was most happy entertaining family and friends in his big beautiful backyard. He took great pride in his gardens; one would always find him up early in the morning mowing, watering and puttering around his yard.

Survived by his beloved wife Wilma, of 55 years; son Tom; grandchildren Pauline, Elena, Darrin, Duane; great grandchildren Bryce, Jordan, Connor, Daniel, Hayden; sisters in Holland Johanne, Miepe (Ad), Gerda (Henk), brother in Abbotsford John (Gretha), brother in Australia Gerard (Liedie); and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, July 4, 2008, 2 pm at the Bethal Reformed Church, 3620 Gladwin Road.