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).
There are no upcoming public services scheduled or the service has occurred in the past.
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