Wernham, Ted

Wernham, Ted

March 19th, 2018

Edward (Ted) Laurence Wernham, 65, passed away peacefully and surrounded by loving family on Monday, March 19, 2018. Ted was born in London, Ontario on August 22, 1952. He is survived by his loving wife Earlene (Bianco/Hopkins) Wernham to whom he was married for 13 years. He is also survived by his mother Marg (Wernham/Jackson) Harris and predeceased by his father Clifford Wernham and his step-father Bud Harris. He was a brother to Anne (Wernham) Beaudoin and her husband Bill; Sandi (Wernham) Stinchcombe and her husband Wayne; Steve Wernham and his partner Jane; Tom Wernham and his wife Victoria; and Jim Wernham and his wife Mieke. He was father to Andrea, Jim, Zachariah, Jeremiah, Michael Bianco, Cody Bianco, Brendan Bianco and Jessica Barone. He was grandfather to Henry, Damon, Juliana, Evelyn, Emilie, and Matteo, and loved by several nieces, nephews and friends. He graduated from Westminster Secondary School in London, Ontario and was awarded his bachelor’s degree in Geography from the University of Western Ontario. Ted was an active member of his community throughout his life and served on numerous Boards, Committees and Councils, including serving as a member of London City Council from 1985 to 1998. He was passionate about his work and was a national leader in his field throughout his career. Most recently, he was president and CEO of Wernham Wealth Management where he was recognized as the best in his field. He is a published author and was a radio host and frequently requested lecturer. Despite his passion to achieve professionally, he always made time to be with his family. Ted was able to have a significant and beneficial impact on many lives and he will be dearly missed. Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at WESTVIEW FUNERAL CHAPEL, 709 Wonderland Road North, London. The Celebration of Life will be conducted on Saturday, March 24, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at FOREST CITY COMMUNITY CHURCH, 3725 Bostwick Road, London. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a donation in memory of Ted are asked to consider Community Living London. 

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Connie GrantEarlene and family, So very very sad this morning to read of Ted's passing. There are many good men you encounter throughout life and there are few great ones. For me Ted was one of the great ones . I will miss our chats, I will miss his humour and I will miss his compassion. Condolences to your family.
The BridgeForce Financial Family Earlene and family, our deepest condolence to you and your family. We enjoyed our many, many years working with Ted, he will be deeply missed in our industry.
Casey BrandrethEarlene and Family, I had the pleasure of getting to know Ted over the last 5 plus years. He quickly became the leading investment advisor out of a group of more than 5,000 at the firm he worked with. In Addition to his success, Ted was always available to share his knowledge and encouragement to many in the Financial Services Industry. Thinking of you at this difficult time. He will be missed.
Cheryl CampbellEarlene and family, I was so sad to hear of Ted's passing. Ted always made himself available and acted as a mentor. He will be truly missed in the industry. Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Lorne & Ruth(Vanstone) NaherneyShocked and sorry to read of the passing of Ted. Thoughts and prayers are with the family.He was always very personable and will be missed.
Terri BotosanEarlene and family - Knowing Ted and working with him over these past years has been such a pleasure. He was such an incredible man and will be greatly missed. My thoughts are with you at this very difficult time.
LInda FoxDear Marg and Family, Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Ted. A light gone out much too soon, but shining in another place even brighter than on earth. Treasure your memories and hold then close to your heart where he will always remain and remember that LOVE never dies. Love, Linda
Dr. Carolyn DalgityMy condolences to all of Ted's family. A great loss both personally and professionally. May time and memories comfort you .
Kathy TraitsisJim and family, I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. Know that your Lifemark team/ family is always here to support you in any way you need. My sincerest condolences.
Maxine SaundersDear Earlene and Family, I was so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He was a good man who will certainly be missed. I did not know Ted well but had the pleasure of hearing him speak a few months ago and truly enjoyed catching up with him after not seeing him for so many years. Kindest regards and my deepest sympathies, Maxine Saunders
Jennifer Riddle Dear Tom and Family, Extending my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I have had many occasions to do business with Wernham Wealth Management and have always appreciated Ted’s knowledge and dedication to his clients. He is a highly respected man in the financial industry and will be greatly missed by all who knew him, both personally and professionally.
From all of us at Pro-Seminars & CIEPS To Earlene and Family, On behalf of all of us at Pro-Seminars and CIEPS (Elder Planning Counselor Designation), please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ted. He was a great supporter of both companies and presented many times for these venues. Ted was not only a successful business personality, but also a good friend to those who took the time to get to know him. He will truly be missed. Tom Miller, Alex Nicholson, and the rest of the Pro-Seminars and CIEPS team
Michael and Mary StanleyDear Tom and Victoria. We were so sad and shocked to hear of Ted's passing. Our deepest condolences to you and all the Wernham family.
Norm ChesterfieldSo sorry to Hear about Teds passing. Ted was such a great financial advisor. He always explained things , I will surely miss him. My prayers are with the family.
Don Peter My deepest sympathy. Ted was a good friend and had my respect. He will be missed.
Dina and Carlos DavilaDear Wernham family, We were deeply saddened to hear of Ted's passing. Having worked with Ted since our careers at London Life began, we knew him to be a caring, driven and quick-humoured individual. With his guidance, we achieved our early retirement, and will be forever grateful. He was our true friend and we will miss him terribly. Our sincerest condolences are with all of you.
JENNIE TIAHURI am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. I will miss our chats & his great advice. My condolences to the Wernham family & Wernham Wealth Management.
Independent Financial Brokers of CanadaAll of us at IFB are deeply saddened to learn of Ted’s untimely passing. He was a long-time member, and a fierce believer in the value of independence. It was my pleasure to know him, and to have had the opportunity to benefit from his knowledge and expertise. He will be missed, but not forgotten. Nancy Allan, and the Board, staff and members of IFB
Tom CookeTo Earlene, Tom, Victoria and the Wernham family. Terribly saddened by Ted's passing. He was a good friend, a business leader, business associate and he cared greatly for our community. Cherish the great memories. We will certainly miss Ted. Deepest sympathies to the Wernham family from Tom and Cindy Cooke, and all your friends at Corus Radio London.
Graham & Linda ShouldiceTo Earlene, Tom & family. We were deeply saddened to hear of Ted's passing. He was a long time friend and respected and honest business person and a great family man. He was a big help in setting up our retirement. We will miss him.
BRIAN CROSSDear Earlene and the entire Werenaham Family members;The entire Cross and Tenhaaf families are deeply saddened by the very recent passing of a truly outstanding citizen and true ambassador and friend always to the many clients and individuals he served so very well both in his professional career,but also as president of the student council at Westminister Secondary School through the years 1971-1974,while we were all students at the school back in those days so many years ago.To all of you please truly cherish the many great family times you graciously shared with this fine gentleman for us okay.They will truly sustain one and all in your future career aspirations and personal lives we trust always guided by the lord and dear ted we are sure from this point forward.Take real good care of yourselves and your family members for us also.Yours Sincerely,Brenda Martin,1971 alumni member,Westminister HighschoolmBrian Cross1972 alumni member Westminister Highschool,Harry TenHaaf 1973 alunni member Wetminister Highschool,Darlene (Cross)TenHaaf 1974,alumni member
Dale MacknessDear Earlene and all of the Wernham family: May God comfort all of you and fill you with hope for the future in a way that I know Ted would have often prayed in recent years for all of you. As a pastor and friend I was privileged to have a small part in Ted's amazing conversion to Christ and then over the past years to see the changes that God worked in his life. I was thankful to hear that many of you were with him when he died in peace knowing that he would soon be with the Lord. He will be greatly missed. We do not sorrow as those with no hope. Ted is alive with his heavenly Father now and will live forever. Next week will be Easter celebrations and we remember that Jesus said, "Because I live, you will live also." I know that Ted believed that promise. Thanks be to God.
Brittany Middleton Earlene & family, I am so sorry to hear of Ted's passing. He was an amazing man, and respected by everyone. I will always have amazing memories of him, and have your whole family in my thoughts and prayers.
Kim ReckermannTo all of the Wernham Family; Ted came into my life at it's darkest point. He reminded me through his own example, that there are still kind, honest people in the world. He was a wonderful person with a kind heart, great integrity, and a desire to protect people to the best of his abilities. The words he left me with will linger with me until my end. As we both had talk radio shows on the same station, he often mentioned that he wanted to do a show together. I am saddened that that day never materialized. I am sure it would have been fantastic to share the mic with such a knowledgable and great presence. May you all find peace in the arms of Christ and in the knowledge that Ted is with Our Saviour. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers in the days and months to come.
Lorie & Bob Van ValkengoedTo Ted's (home and business) Family; may his wisdom and legacy be passed on to you all. Let's embrace the knowledge that he has shared with each of us!
Jeff Ste. MarieTo all the Wernham family, I, like many, was surprised to read of Ted's promotion to glory this morning. I first met Ted in the fall of 1969, he was student council President at Westminster S.S. and I was a newly minted Gr.9 rep. Our paths crossed occasionally in the following years as we both attended the Fitness Forum. In more recent years, Ted was an active supporter of Promisekeeper's and London Youth for Christ. He was dedicated to his faith and his clients, both whom he served faithfully. He will be missed by many, yet his faith in Christ ensures he has a new address in heaven. May the promises from Psalm 23 comfort you in the days ahead.
Arnold Nyssen and Nelly MeyerOur deepest thoughts and prayers in your time of sorrow
From all of us at Pro-Seminars & CIEPS To Earlene and Family, On behalf of all of us at Pro-Seminars and CIEPS (Elder Planning Counselor Designation), please accept our most heartfelt condolences on the loss of Ted. He was a great supporter of both companies and presented many times for these venues. Ted was not only a successful business personality, but also a good friend to those who took the time to get to know him. He will truly be missed. Tom Miller, Alex Nicholson, Adam Wyrcimaga and the rest of the Pro-Seminars and CIEPS team
Pat O’BrienI was very sorry to hear of Ted’s death. As City Council colleagues, we sometimes disagreed, but I always knew Ted would argue his case well. Later as an M.P., I was pleased to work with Ted on issues of great importance to both of us, and to Canada. The longer I knew Ted, the more I liked and respected him. My sincere sympathies to his wife and family. You are in my prayers Ted. Rest In Peace! Pat O’Brien (M.P. Ret.)
The Federated Women's Institute of Ontario Marg it is with deep sadness we learn of the passing of your son. Our sympathies and thoughts go to you and your families. Know that all the lives you have touched in the Women's Institute surround and comfort you now.
bryan murphyTed was an honest sincere man who would give his best advice to help all who knew him.He served the city well . We all will miss ted .
Anna and Tom McInerneyEarlene and Family; You are in our prayers as you say goodbye to Ted and celebrate his life. He will be missed.
Cris AlexandreJim, my sincerest condolences to you and you family. Hoping it brings you comfort to know that your Lifemark family is thinking of you during this time.
Norm Trainor and The Covenant Group TeamEarlene, Tom, and family, we are deeply saddened by the news of Ted’s death. It has been an honour to call him a friend and client. It was a great privilege to work with him over the last 7 years. He was filled with passion and commitment for his family, friends, clients, and the financial services industry. His wonderful generosity of spirit touched so many lives of those that knew him and will live on through all of our shared memories. Ted will be missed by us all.
Tony Di NardoSteve, all your friends here at IBM Canada were saddened to hear of the loss of your brother Ted. You and your family have our heartfelt sympathy and condolences. Take care my friend..
Norma ClareTo Marg - Please accept my deepest sympathy in the loss of Ted. How well I recall our fun times in Muskoka many years ago! In fact, just last week I was looking through old photo albums and found pictures of you and your family - including Ted. Do know you are in my caring thoughts. Norma Clare
Tony Rea and Carol WeaverWe extend our dippiest sympathy to Earlene, Tom and families on the loss of Ted. We loved and respected Ted for both his guidence and family insight. we will miss him greatly.
Dwayne LinnerTed was our insurance agent for Western Ontario Truck back in the 80's. Ted was not only our agent but our friend. Most recently our paths crossed at the annual fund raiser where he was a key sponsor. Ted picked me out of the crowd and was over to greet me as if we hadn't seen each other in weeks instead of years. He will be missed. I wish to extend my condolences to the family. My thoughts a prayers are with you.
Chuck Culp and Helene TurgeonWe extend our deepest Sympathy to the Wernham Family and The Wernham Wealth Management Team of Ted's Passing. Ted was an amazing Financial Adviser. His patience, expertise, integrity, clarity of guidance was greatly appreciated. It has been an honour to know such a sincere and committed man in professional insight and family values. We will miss him
Shirley GibsonTed was a good man. I knew him since he was a "youngster" at London Life. He had great wisdom and was always accessible as well as having sound advice. I considered Ted a friend. H was always approachable and deeply cared for his family and friends. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched. My deepest sympathy is extended to his family.
Debbie BauerDear Marg, and family. I can't tell you how saddened I was to hear of your son passing Marg. My thoughts and payers are with you and your family at this most difficult time. Sending heat-felt hugs my friend.
Amy Campbell and the Best Version Media London TeamEarlene and family, I was deeply saddened to hear the news of Ted's passing. Ted's work ethic, compassion and kindness was truly inspiring and I am grateful for the time I was able to work with him. He always told me there was a time to work hard, so that you could spend more time with what is most important... your family. This is a lesson I will always take with me. Rest in Peace Ted. You will be missed. Please accept my sincerest condolences to you and your family during this difficult time.
Carrie McGheeDear Marg, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. My prayers and thoughts are with with you and your family at this difficult time. Sending you all my love, Carrie McGhee
Fred DewhirstTed was a GREAT honest and wise man - he has set an example for all of us to follow - Fred & Dori Dewhirst
Colleen WilliamsDear Jim, Jess and family, Please accept my sincerest sympathies on the loss of your father although I didn't know him personally, I imagine that he was a good man and a good father to have raised such a decent man as yourself. I know you will miss him very much but know that your memories will help you through your grief. I'm so very sorry for you loss. Colleen
Lisa OliviaThoughts go to you and your family. Ted and I only connected a few times through phone and email. Working with Wernham Wealth Management, I quite quickly learned of the powerful impact Ted made, and the passion he carried with him. I send heartfelt sympathy and a wish for peace.
Toinette Parisio, To Earlene and family, my sincere condolences for the loss of Ted. I was surprised when I heard. My prayers are for you Earlene and the family. Wishing you strength for the grief work. Peace. Blessings.
Dave and Jan WilfongSandi and Wayne. We’re sorry for your loss.
Terry Fox Run LondonThe Terry Fox Run organizing committee members are very sad to hear of Ted’s passing, and Terry Fox Run London has lost a wonderful friend and supporter. Ted helped to organize the first Terry Fox Run in London, only 14 months after he had run with Terry down Dundas Street to Victoria Park. This past September, as usual, Ted came to the Terry Fox Run at Springbank Gardens and delivered his encouragement and thanks to the many participants, even though in retrospect he was probably not feeling very well. He gave the organizers a copy of a cherished photo of him running just behind Terry along with Gord Leach and numerous others. The Terry-Foxers will miss him dearly at many Runs to come. We extend our sincere sympathy to Ted’s family. His legacy and contribution to cancer research will never be forgotten.
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