In Loving Memory of

Edward “Ted” Vincent Roach

1925 - 2022

Obituary of Edward “Ted” Vincent Roach

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our father on August 16, 2022, at the Welland Hospital just shy of his 97 birthday. Beloved husband of the late Thelma, Gladys (nee Armour) (2004). Father to Michele and husband Don Swora, Edward “Ted” Roach jr and the Late Carolyn, Jo-Anne and husband Gordon Jenkins, Debbie and husband Chuck Pifko. Grumpa to Don jr. and Carolyn, Mandy, Andrea, Sarah and Russell, Matt and Ashley, Adam, Jeremy and Bonnie, Nathan, Andrew and Kayla. Great Grandfather to Andrew, Ayden, Macey, Alexa, A.J. and Matt. Dad was the founder and coach of the Alderwood Teddy Bares and held many Ontario and National records. Dad was the director of Solo Swims of Ontario where he was the swim master for more than a dozen swims across Lake Ontario. Dad coached daughter Debbie across Lake Ontario. Dad also coached the Roach Family Swim Team across Lake Ontario and a few swims in Hawaii. Dad attempted to be the oldest swimmer across Lake Ontario but was thwarted by cold water and cramps. Dad did swim a distant of 12 miles in 7 hours. Dad was on the Navy Reserve Rowing Team and rowed at the Henley. Dad owned and operated Tote Premium Company where many family members worked with him. Cremation has taken place. Private family Celebrations of Life will take place at later dates. Arrangements are entrusted to Essentials Cremation and Burial Services (905-734-1031).

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Connie & David
5 months ago

We want to send our love to the Roach family. Even in their fathers picture with the medals you can see the twinkle in his eye. His accomplishments tells us alot of who he is and his outlook on life. To never give up
and to keep on going! He sounds like a wonderful man. Our thoughts are with you . And may your comfort
be in all of you together , with Christ Jesus forevermore. Love Connie & David

Lynn & Bob Lawson
5 months ago

Condolences to all the family, especially Debbie who we knew best.

We remember Ted fondly when we were with the Teddy Bares.

It was always a great day when we were running the major swim meet at Alderwood,remember the nights when we had green beer and pizza to celebrate St Patrick’s day. Ted had a full and active life during our years with Alderwood TeddyBares.

Bob &Lynn Lawson

Neil G Abrey
5 months ago

My deepest felt sympathy to all of Ted’s children, grandchildren and great grandchildren for their loss.
Uncle Ted was by far my favorite uncle. He always made me want to do my very best for him whether as an employer, swim coach or friend. He could be demanding but it was always with grace and a sense of humor. He enriched my life and I will always be grateful for that.

Bryan and Wendy Hamer
5 months ago

So sorry to have read about your dad’s passing Ted. Though we have lost touch since you left Brampton and Burlington we have often thought of you and tried a few times to track you down. Would be good to hear from you.
Our sincere condolences to you and all your family.

Barrie Malloch
5 months ago

he lived the spirit of masters swimming and had a wonderful time doing it….miss him terribly.

5 months ago

I have a chain saw I have a case of beer and a bottle I sorta have the ambition. But I have nobody to come and play with me. Gonna miss ya.

Jo-Anne and Gordon
5 months ago

Thanks Dad for all the good family times at the cottage especially the rum chilli. Jo-Anne and Gordon.

Mickey and Donald.
5 months ago

To all who will rember dad. Thanks. Mickey and Donald.


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