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CAPTAIN EDWARD JAMES (TED) MILES (published on April 17, 2006)



CAPTAIN EDWARD JAMES (TED) MILES It is with deepest sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather and great grandfather on Thursday, April 13, 2006. Ted will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 25 years, Ellen; his children Joan Brown (Roger) - Jen and Caroline; Brian (Maria) - Jonathan, James, Jaclyn, Julia and Jennifer; Robert (Joan) - Trevor, Evan, Alyssa and Brian; Nancy Warden (Randy) - Michael, Jocelyn, Ray and Melissa; Grant (Carrie) - Andrew; Karen Chambers (Russ) - Riley, Travis, Caitlyn, Ben and Adam; his step children Terry Presley (Gerrie) - Taryn; Darrell (Darlene); Wayne Tait - Chelsey and Courtney; great grandchildren Taylor, Michael and Jody-Anne and brother Harold. Ted was predeceased by his father Harold Charles, mother Janet, his first wife Ruth (nee Orton), brother Jack, sisters Muriel and Evelyn and his step daughter Dawn Tait. Ted was born in Winnipeg on May 30, 1923 and a few months later the family moved to Dauphin. Ted spent his youth in Dauphin where he was educated and developed his prowess and love of hockey. This love of sports continued throughout his life. At the time of his death he was sitting in his favourite chair watching his favourite hockey team on TV. Once the war started, Dauphin's flying school was busy and Ted watched the aerobatics and wanted to fly. On his 18th birthday he enlisted, trained, became a Flying Officer and later spent two years in Europe as an R.C.A.F. fighter pilot (409 SQDN) until the war ended. On his return he worked for the Veteran's Land Act office in Dauphin. He re-enlisted in the R.C.A.F. in 1951 and was a pilot until he retired in 1970. Ted flew many different aircraft, logging tens of thousands of hours in the air. Ted loved flying and last summer he became one of the oldest people to fly a small plane at the Winnipeg Flying Club. After leaving the air force, Ted worked at Revenue Canada until his final retirement. Ted and Ellen spent their retirement together in Winnipeg and traveled to visit family and friends. They spent time at their place in Arizona during the winter months and traveled to many different exotic places around the world. Memorial service will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Chapel Lawn Funeral Home, 4000 Portage Avenue with interment and reception to follow. Family and friends are invited to sign the Book of Condolence at www.chapellawn.mb.ca Remembrances may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Parkinson's Society of Manitoba or the Canadian Cancer Society in Ted's memory. ...Happy Trails Ted... CHAPEL LAWN FUNERAL HOME AND RECEPTION CENTRE 885-9715


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