Edwin “Ted” Bancroft
Ted passed away peacefully at 92 years, on July 15, 2020 at the Tiger Hills Personal Care Home.
He leaves to mourn his passing his beloved wife Sandra (née French); his children, Pat Bancroft, Penny Bancroft, Cindy (Mike) Balyk, Debbie Johnson and Butch (Kristin) French; his grandchildren, Donna-Joe Smith, Michael Smith, Chantelle (Jeff) Medwid, Chris (Brittany) Normand, Danielle Goodman, James French and Shawn Bancroft as well as one grandson in BC, and two great-grandchildren, Lincoln Medwid and Emma Goodman.
He is predeceased by his daughter Brenda Bancroft, his parents James and Margaret Bancroft as well as his eight siblings.
Ted was born in Killarney, Manitoba on September 6, 1927. He later moved to Stony Mountain where he farmed, raised his family and was instrumental in creating Stony Mountain Ski Park. Among his many ventures, Ted spent years in a partnership appraising and selling real estate in the Winnipeg area. In 1980, he and Sandra purchased the Bluebird Café in Treherne. During those years he formed many fond memories and cherished friendships. It was there that he was told stories of the Pioneer Trail called “the Yellow Quill Trail”, from these stories, Ted investigated and documented his findings, these findings were later passed in legislation in 2006; and later published into book form in 2008 with the help of Gordon Fedack. During his retirement years himself and Sandra spent winters in Mesa, Arizona making many more cherished friendships.
Come have a “coffee break, Bluebird style” at Adam’s Funeral Home on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. please bring your stories to share.
The Bancroft family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Tiger Hills Health Centre for their exceptional care during Ted’s time there.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to the Treherne Friendship Centre, Box 215 Treherne, MB R0G 2V0, to the Alzheimer’s Society, 120 Donald Street, Winnipeg, MB R3C 4G2 or to the Central Plains Cancer Services, 318 E Saskatchewan Avenue, Portage la Prairie, MB R1N 0K8.
Adam’s Funeral Home of Notre Dame de Lourdes, Manitoba in care of arrangements. Phone 204-248-2201. To view this obituary and leave condolences, please visit www.afh.ca
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