Scaldwell, Edward S.

Scaldwell, Edward S.

October 15th, 2016

Peacefully at University Hospital, London, following cardiac concerns, Ed passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the age of 85.

Born on April 3, 1931, predeceased by his parents Stanley Eric Bud Scaldwell (1955) and Elvina Scaldwell (1996). Father of Ted Scaldwell (Krista Hutchinson), of Toronto. Grandfather of Chloe and Brendan, whom he adored. Brother of Susan Dykes (Gary), of Grand Bend and Doug (Scarlett), of Strathroy. Uncle of London residents Jacki Kostuk (Steve) and Jeff Dykes, Jason Dykes, of St. Thomas, along with Strathroy residents Shayne Scaldwell and Adam Scaldwell. Great-uncle to Kirby and Talley Kostuk, both of London.

Ed was born in London, Ontario and attended South Collegiate Institute, and the University of Western Ontario. Shortly afterwards, he began what would become a successful career with IBM in Toronto and Ottawa, followed as President of EDP Associates in Vancouver, and later as Founding President of Infodata in Toronto, before retiring and moving home to London.

Pleasure in his early years included frequent stays at his grandparents’ cottage in Port Stanley, which he reminisced about while there on the beach recently with his son and grandchildren. Ed was an avid sports fan who played semi-pro football in St. Thomas, Ontario. He especially enjoyed all about this sport. This included leading his team as quarterback, winning the high school city championship, many years as an Argonaut season ticket holder, and enthusiastically discussing the subject or watching telecasts with whomever was willing. In his days as a business owner and young parent, his spirit for community service was stimulated by partaking in numerous civic projects with the Toronto Junior Board of Trade. Delight was also found sailing on Lakes Ontario and Huron. During retirement, he enjoyed volunteering as a ski instructor with the Track 3 program at the London Ski Club and as cook for the Boys’ & Girls’ Club of London after school program. A passionate reader, Ed also enjoyed 20th century world history and biographies of all kind. His favourite subject later in life was his grandchildren, and they will miss him dearly.

Deepest gratitude is expressed to the kind nurses and doctors at University Hospital, and the caregivers at CCAC of London. Their caregiving through tremendous talent and understanding will be forever remembered with fondness and appreciation.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London, where the funeral service will be conducted on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. Interment at Woodland Cemetery, London. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Boys’ & Girls’ Club of London Foundation. 

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Brent, Dalyce and Mark HutchinsonTo Ted, Krista, Chloe and Brendan. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father Ted. At family celebrations he was always glad to talk about his son's family. Ted, there will be many memories of your dad that will flood through your mind in the days to come. We will remember you in our prayers. To Krista, Chloe and Brendan - you all had a significant place in his heart. Your trips going to London to visit and pictures at family gatherings will be memories you will have for a life time. We love you all. May God's peace be with you in the days ahead.
Jim& Debbie WisemanSo sorry to hear of the passing of you brother Doug & Scarlett. Thinking of you & your family
Leslie MilliganMy condolences Ted and Krista. He sounds like a wonderful father and grandfather. xox
Joe SinkovicTed, my condolences to you and your family.
John CapobiancoTed, Krista and Family, my sincerest condolences... my thoughts and prayers are with you.
William ScaldwellVery sorry to hear of Ted's demise. My thoughts are with you and your family Ted. All the best in the coming days from (the other) London. I have always had a soft spot for my cousin, and fond memories from when I was studying in Toronto and Ted was living there... He was very kind in letting me leave "a few things" in his basement when I was between residences - he'd give a knowing grin, as my pile of boxes nearly reached the ceiling. Memories of visits in Grand Bend and Bayfield marina, and meeting up for a meal in the area to hear his stories and anecdotes - of which there were many. He lived a full life. One of my earliest memories is a sunny visit in a west Toronto park long ago, with him swinging young Teddy back and forth by his beltloops. I thought that was amazing fun... but never had the pleasure! Requiescat in pace Ted Snr.
Suzette StrongDear Krista, I am so sorry for your loss and am thinking about you and your family during this very sad time, Suzette
Jo-anne MarrDear Krista, on behalf of the entire team at the hospital please know that we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time. Jo-anne
Tom & Vicki ComfortSo sorry for your loss. We will be thinking of your family through theses sad times.
Jim and Sue IrvingTed, our thoughts and best strength wishes go out to you at this time of losing your dad. Chloe and Brendan we know well that losing your grandfather is so very sad. Stay strong. Krista, be that rock and strong calm that we know you are.
The Kielty FamilyDear Ted, Please accept our condolences on the loss of your father.... He was special. Ted I think your family had an enlarged family life with his living not too far, and involved in your lives for so long. An enduring legacy from him to you all, Krista, Chloe and Brendan. I know you will miss your Dad greatly,.....but, he will be well- and- long remembered. Our sympathy to you in this hard time, Ted... love from all the Kieltys. Mary Pat and Frank
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