Mr. Thomas E. Gregory

Birth date: August 26, 1946

Date of death: April 12, 2022

Obituary

Ted (Thomas Edward) GREGORY

 

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our cherished, Ted in Mont Tremblant, QC. Ted is preceded in death by his brother Bill. Ted is survived by his wife Drieke, his son Harry (Melanie), his sister Bev (Ralph), his grandson Jasper, his nieces Allison and Ria, and his nephew Royce. After graduating from Woodroffe H.S., McMaster and Queens U., Ted started a decades long career in Education. Ted, and his Family, spent several years in Europe while he taught for the Canadian Armed Forces. After an early retirement (1999), Ted spent his winter seasons skiing at Tremblant and a month in the Caribbean, his summers biking and kayaking in Pembroke, while travelling in between. In the following years he slowly transitioned to spending more time in Mont Tremblant…with, almost, the last decade being spent as a Tremblant local. Ted was very proud to count himself as one of the Volunteer Info-Ski members at Mont Tremblant, being the first anglophone member in their ranks. Over his life he made and kept close friends in Ottawa, Pembroke, Europe, Tremblant, and Jamaica.

A gathering of family and friends will be held privately in both the Mont Tremblant and Ottawa area in the near future.

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THEO BRUNET & SONS FUNERAL HOME

2419 Laurier Street Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691

Condolences at

www.brunetfuneralhome.ca

Funeral Details

A gathering of family and friends will be held privately in both the Mont Tremblant and Ottawa area in the near future.

THEO BRUNET & SONS
FUNERAL HOME

2419 Laurier Street
Rockland, Ont. 613-446-4691

Condolences at www.brunetfuneralhome.ca

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Gail Sallafranque-Farmer 2022-04-29 11:14:36
Dear Drieke, Harry and Family. We were so sorry to hear about Ted’s passing. It has been many years since you left Pembroke. For years at mom’s I was always looking over to see if you were outside. Mom is gone so not to many trips up Fraser Street. Back in Pembroke now for a couple of years and still remember all the neighbors and great people that lived here. Our sincere condolences. Gail and Mike, and Del Sallafranque.
Graeme Fraser 2022-04-28 09:55:08
Drieke, many years have passed since I first met Ted and you in Pembroke. Ted and I played football against each other in high school. Ted was always a thoughtful and considerate individual. His life was full and he followed his dreams. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Graeme Fraser
Heidi Martin 2022-04-27 18:33:46
Drieke we were shocked and saddened to hear the news of Ted's death and our heart goes out to you and your family. He shared so much of life with you and will forever be a part of you. We have many fond memories of the social times we spend together. We wish you much strength and comfort through this difficult time. Heidi & Dale Martin
Barb Francis 2022-04-27 09:15:19
Bev and family, My brother, Peter Dunn, shared the news of Ted’s death with me. I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you all and am so very sorry for your loss. I have many wonderful memories of our family times together at 166 Hartley and at Lily Bay. Love Barb
Christine Tabbert 2022-04-27 00:18:22
Drieke, Harry and family, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. I fondly remember Ted as a kind and gentle man and a well respected teacher. Thinking of you during this sad time. May your memories of times together bring you comfort.
Barbara Rees 2022-04-26 19:52:33
So sad to hear of Teds passing, worked for many years at Fellowes High School with Ted, will always remember his contagious smile…condolences to family and friends.
Jim Kiskis 2022-04-26 18:59:29
Ted was my home room teacher and a mentor for me while in Fellowes. He will be missed by all. My condolences to the family.
Wanda (Gagnon) Bochert 2022-04-25 21:41:23
Dreike and family, I am so deeply saddened to hear of Ted’s passing. He was such a wonderful man. I so enjoyed staying with the boys so you could have a ski day…or a movie night. May the many beautiful memories you have bring you comfort you through this difficult time.
Ed & Donna Cotnam 2022-04-25 18:20:03
Drieke and family, we just wanted to extend our condolences on Ted's passing. Ed fondly remembers playing hockey with Ted. Keeping you in our thoughts. Ed & Donna Cotnam
Dian McTaggart 2022-04-25 10:19:49
Dear Drieke and Harry: Please accept my deepest sympathies to you and your family. I have fond memories of babysitting the boys. May you find some comfort that Ted and Peter are together. Thinking of you during this difficult time.
Mary Stevens 2022-04-24 12:25:28
Drieke, we were sorry to read of Ted’s death. May your family and close friends help you deal with this sad time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary and Bill Stevens
Janet janota 2022-04-24 11:37:47
Drieke What sad news Our hearts go out to you and family You always seemed so good together I hope that all the beautiful memories you created will give you comfort You are in our thoughts Janet and Joe Janota
Sandy Fawcett- kovacs 2022-04-24 10:47:06
So sorry for your loss Dreika. We were good friends in Pembroke many many yrs ago. I worked at Fellows and was married to Al Smith at the time
Cathy (Cotnam) & Larry Green 2022-04-23 21:24:47
Our deepest condolences to Drieke, Harry and family. Ted was such a friendly, kindhearted and caring man. I have fond memories of our times together at Fellowes. Cherish and treasure all of your wonderful memories. Take care. Cathy & Larry
Karel Svoboda 2022-04-23 19:36:04
We were surprised and saddened to learn of Trd's recent passing. Our deepest sympathies to Drieka, Harry and family. We have fond memories of a young bunch of teachers struggling to master windsurfing. Ted always surfaced with his hearty laugh. And that easy humor served him well in teaching and life. Glad to hear that he enjoyed a fulfilling retirement. Karel and Debby Svoboda
Ray Lebeau 2022-04-23 10:15:07
To Drieke, Harry, Family Members & Friends, I was saddened when I heard the news of Ted's passing. Although Ted and I only met a short time ago, I was impressed by his background and by all that he had accomplished. I served in the Royal Canadian Navy / Canadian Forces and did a lot of travelling and I have to say that Ted and I had a lot in common. I only wish I could have got to know him better. Please know that I will be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. God Bless you.
Rick Booth 2022-04-23 09:26:54
So sad. He is more than just "Ted" to the original Woody contingent, such good memories. Someone recently remembered a VW bug and Britannia. Many thoughts and our condolences are with you all.
Cathy Stencill 2022-04-23 08:48:07
I was saddened to hear that Ted had passed away.I remember him as always being so kind..He had a gentle,loving heart that endeared him to family,students, and friends. I know that love is stronger than death, and that all paths lead Home. “Good night sweet prince: And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” Sending you all healing thoughts and prayers. Cathy Harris Stencill
Pierre Lalonde 2022-04-22 19:08:26
My deepest sympathy Drieke and family. I met Ted at the summit club and have alqYs enjoyed talking to him. He was a kind man always interested in fellow skiers. He was very supportive during some more difficult moments. He will surely be highly missed.
Judy and Jim Schilling 2022-04-22 10:47:38
Our heartfelt sympathies to Drieke, Harry, and family on your loss of Ted. Such a wonderful, caring man, Ted will be missed by all who knew him. It was a pleasure working with Ted for many years. Take comfort in knowing he will be re-united with his cherished Peter. Judy and Jim Schilling
Jordan Thibeau 2022-04-22 09:04:40
Mr. Gregory….one of my favourite teachers…I had him at Fellowes for Drama and French…I often thought of him as I did all my former teachers after graduation He was one of the nicest people you could ever meet. . I wasn’t a very good student but with Mr Gregory my marks were higher . Thanks Me Gregory for being a great teacher and my sympathies to all family and friends
Colin Hamer 2022-04-21 23:09:33
For dear Drieke and Harry and family. The absolute shock of learning of Ted's passing has been assuaged somewhat by so many memories of good times - no, fun times - spent together with our Lahr Secondary School DND friends. Strong bonds of friendship formed overseas in the late '80s were reinforced by many DND reunions and stories. Oh, the stories and the laughs that followed! Yes, we hurt as we mourn but we are ever so thankful for our experience knowing such a talented, creative, funny and loving man.
Kevin and Cindy Tromp 2022-04-21 21:51:19
Drieke, Harry and family, my most sincere condolences. Cindy and I have such great memories of Ted from growing up in Pembroke. He was always a caring, funny, wonderful person. He was a great teacher too. He will be missed.
Lauren Wilson 2022-04-21 20:58:22
I am so sad to hear of the loss of my former esteemed colleague at Fellowes High School in Pembroke. I am glad, and not a bit surprised, to hear that he has had such a rich and full retirement, although not nearly long enough. My heartfelt sympathy to Dreike and Harry and the rest of his family and friends.
Anji Bhattacharyya 2022-04-21 20:30:05
My sincerest condolences to Harry and his family during this very difficult time. So very sorry for your loss Anji Bhattacharyya
Ron Moffatt 2022-04-21 20:11:23
More shocked than saddened to hear of Ted's passing. The reality here of all of us aging strikes home with a profound sense of our mortality. I enjoyed working with Ted as his unruffled demeanor worked well for him in the classroom and I trust in life too. Salveo.
Ingo and Lindsay Leinen 2022-04-21 19:42:30
Dear Dreike, Harry and Family. We were so saddened to learn of Ted’s passing. Our last visit with you was full of lots of laughs and retelling of stories over the years. He will be remembered with loving thoughts by all who knew him. You will in our thoughts and prayers. Take care. Big hugs from Lynn and Ingo
Harry & Mary 2022-04-21 19:41:10
Dear Drieke and family, we are so sorry to learn of Ted’s passing. He has left special memories with all of us who knew him and taught with him. There are many students in the Valley and far away who were blessed to be in his classes
Carolyn Smith 2022-04-21 18:39:58
My sincere sympathy to you Drieke and Harry! Many good memories! Sincerely, Carolyn
Barb and Mike LeMay 2022-04-21 18:35:43
Dreike and family, We are deeply saddened to hear that Ted has passed away. A year ago I had a chat hillside at Tremblant with Ted. It had been many years since I had seen him. Ted was his charming lovely self. He will be remembered for his gentile nature, great smile and sense of humour. Love Mike and Barb
Margaret & Rick Lomore 2022-04-21 18:14:19
Our sincere condolences to you Dreike & family. Many years ago a group of us started our teaching careers at Fellowes High School in Pembroke. Ted was a very kind & caring teacher and friend. Years later we all retired around the same time from Fellowes. Great memories of our times together!
Suzanne Kelly 2022-04-21 12:35:36
Drieke and Harry Oh my. This is such sad news. Every memory I have of travelling, skiing, hiking in Europe and get togethers in Newfoundland and elsewhere involves you. I was looking forward to reconnecting with you at Tremblant in the near future. Ted was such an intelligent, fun loving, athletic and flexible (go with the flow) guy. I will truly miss him. Please know you and your family are in my thoughts right now! Drieke, please call (519-301-3073) or email me when you feel like talking. I am here for you. Please let me know when the Ottawa gathering is. Hugs! Suzanne
Jeanne Poirier 2022-04-21 09:30:09
My deepest condolences Dreike, Harry, Melanie and family. My heart goes out to all of you as you mourn the loss of your loved one. I had the privilege of getting to know Ted over the last few months as he shared his concerns and struggles. He was a kind and gentle soul. He will definitely be missed by all who had the opportunity to be a part of his life. Please know that I am just a phone call away should you need further support. Jeanne Poirier
Kim St. George 2022-04-20 13:50:32
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing Harry. Condolences to you and your family at your his time. I never had the privilege of meeting your dad but felt I knew him through all of the stories you and Mel had told me. God bless! Kim St. George St. John’s, NL
Mary Josey 2022-04-19 20:22:37
I am a Fellowes First graduate. I had Ted fir a theater arts teacher in Gradev11. He taught us so much how to breathe and improvise. He was one of the best teachers. Then I got to know Drieke when I supplied for her at the Maranhill Literacy program. She loved the people there. Both Ted and Driek showed compassion for everyone. You will be missed Ted. Sending hugs and prayers to Drieke and her son and family.
Tammylea Sound 2022-04-19 19:49:22
I’m so sad for my family in Alberta ,you will be missed Ted R.I.P. 🙏❤️