Vlooswyk, Theodore Hendrikes “Ted”

October 2, 1934 – April 3, 2023
at the age of 88 years:

Memorial services will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Parish (2385 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2), on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.  Reception to follow. 

Theodorus (Ted) Hendrikes Vlooswyk, beloved husband of Agnes Vlooswyk, of Sorrento, BC, passed away peacefully on Monday, April 3, 2023, soon after suffering a stroke at the age of 88 years.

Ted was born in Stompwijk, The Netherlands on October 2, 1934. In June of 1952 he immigrated to Canada, with his parents Johannes (John) and Cornelius Vlooswyk and four brothers, Anton, Albert, William (Kenneth) and Antonius (Tony). 

Hard work and family were always very important to Ted and provided him with a deep sense of pride. Ted soon became well known in the Cedar Heights area for his quality construction work, his fairness and getting the job done.  Family, camping, fishing, cross country skiing, square dancing and playing cards followed close behind his work. He is described by many as having an infectious laugh and smile, which uplifted those in his presence. He was always happy to share a story and a good laugh.  When times were tough you could count on Ted for standing by you and helping you through in any way he could.  He will be deeply missed and lovingly remembered.

Ted is predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Albert, Kenneth, and Tony, as well as his cherished son, Marvin (2016).  Ted is survived by his oldest brother Tony (Jeanne), his wife Agnes (nee Winterhalt) of 63 years, children Ron (Jan Quinn), Ted and Sherilee and grandchildren, Megan, Riley, Joshua, Jordan and Ryan. 

Memorial services will be held at Our Lady of the Lake Parish (2385 Golf Course Drive, Blind Bay, BC V0E 1H2), on Tuesday, April 11th, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.  Reception to follow. For those who are unable to attend, a celebration of life will also be held at a later date in Calgary, AB. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Heart and Stroke Canada.

The family of Ted is so very grateful for the support and kindness they received from the staff of Kelowna General Hospital ICU, specifically, Dr. MacKenzie, Dr. V. Beck and our ICU nurse, Jodi, who went above and beyond.


  1. Ted was just like his name. A big happy teddy bear. I love my encounters with him and am grieved to hear of his passing. Condolences to Agnes and the family.

  2. Ted never failed to make me smile..and, more often than not, laugh. I’m so sad to hear he is no longer with us but everyone who was lucky enough to know him will never forget him.

  3. Dear Agnes and family…..We are so sorry for the loss of your dear husband Ted. We have many fond memories of him. Rest in Peace, Ted. Our thoughts are with you. Hans and Inge Schricker

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