Obituaries

Theodore 'Ted' John Halwa

24/02/1937 - 29/09/2022

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Obituary For Theodore 'Ted' John Halwa

February 24, 1937 – September 29, 2022

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Ted Halwa, our loving husband, father, and grandfather, on September 29, 2022, at the age of 85 years. Ted passed away in the Enhanced Care Unit at Mackenzie Place.

Ted attended the Currie Country School in Grande Prairie as a boy, and then went on to St. Joseph’s School in Grande Prairie, St. Anthony’s in Edmonton, and later, he attended Olds School of Agriculture.

Ted took over the family farm in the early 1960’s and married Iris Haugli on November 12, 1966 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. He and Iris remained on the farm until 2012, when they moved into the City Grande Prairie.

Ted was a member of the Knights of Columbus along with many other positions within the church and also the farming community. He also enjoyed a variety of activities such as curling, traveling, woodworking, restoring antique tractors, going to auctions, and gardening. Ted embraced his family and local community.

Ted will be deeply missed by his wife Iris Halwa; children Leon (Sue) Halwa, Rhonda (Henry) Pelster; siblings Sophie Hamer, Irene Houle; sisters-in-law Joyce Halwa, Millie Hlookoff, Shirley Halwa; grandchildren Ryan (Hailey) Pelster, Amanda Pelster, Serene Pelster; and several nieces and nephews.

Ted is predeceased by his parents Stanley and Adela Halwa; siblings Ed Halwa, Carol Bannister, Frances Cully, Lucy Betts, Maurice Halwa, Sig Halwa, and Eugene Halwa.

We would like to say thank you to all the staff and caregivers at the Enhanced Care Unit in Mackenzie Place for all their hard work and devotion to Ted. It really meant a lot to all of us.

A Prayer Service will be held in memory of Ted on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at 6:00 pm, at Bear Creek Funeral Home, 11802-99 Ave, Grande Prairie. A Funeral Service will be held the following day, on Friday, October 7, 2022, at 10:00 am, at St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, 10404-102 Street, Grande Prairie. We invite everyone to the reception in Tranquille Hall following the Funeral Service. Interment will be at a later date.

Click the Livestream link below to take part in Ted's service:

If anyone wishes to make a donation in Ted’s name, we suggest the following organizations:

Canadian Food Grains Bank
PO Box 767
Winnipeg, MB R3C 2L4

Or

Alzheimer Society Alberta & NWT.
Suit 102, 9823 116 Ave
Grande Prairie, AB T8V 4B4

Care entrusted to Bear Creek Funeral Home 780 830 7742 bearcreekfuneral.com

Services

6 Oct

Prayer Service

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM

Bear Creek Funeral Home 11802 99 Ave Grande Prairie, AB T8W 0C7 Get Directions »
7 Oct

Service

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church 10404 102 St Grande Prairie, AB T8V 2W3 Get Directions »
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  • 10/12/2022

    Iris and Family. I am so very sorry for your loss of Ted. He will be remembered with much Love. Linda (Moen) Mayer

  • 10/11/2022

    Sending positive thoughts and prayers with added strength and courage ,as you face the days ahead,to you Iris ,and families. I watched the lovely service on line today.We feel Blessed for having known "Ted,"a warm friendly ,classy gentleman. Take care of you Iris.Kindest regards, with hugs, Sharon, Richard and family.

  • 10/09/2022

    Dear Aunt Iris and cousins Leon and Rhonda. Thank you for your heart-felt words at the service remembering your father. On behalf of the Betts family we are all grateful to have had Uncle Ted in our lives. His generosity and the wonderful sense of humour he shared with us every time we saw him on those family vacations will never be forgotten. He was so good to my Mom and Dad and they loved him very much. What a gift it was for us as city kids from B.C. to be exposed to experiences of life on your farm in Grand Prairie, to see where our mother came from, and to be welcomed by a family of the quality of yours led by a man we deeply admired and enjoyed so much spending time with. He was the "favourite uncle" of all of us and will always remain in our hearts and fond memories. Our sincere condolences to Aunt Iris, Leon and Rhonda at this time and we hope the weight of grief is lightened a little by the knowledge Ted lived a life of integrity and was loved by many. Steve Betts

  • 10/07/2022

    Our sincere sympathy to Iris & family. Ted was a great gentleman and we always enjoyed visiting with him,

  • 10/07/2022

    Our deepest sympathy to Iris and family. Ted was a wonderful gentleman and a great visitor at all times. May the Lord comfort you at this time. Larry & Vella Anderson

  • 10/07/2022

    Dear Iris and family thinking of all you at this sad time. Ted was a wonderful man . My thoughts and prayers are with you . Sincerely Elaine(Moon) Stokke

  • 10/07/2022

    Sympathy and prayers to you and your family Iris

  • 10/07/2022

    My condolences and prayers for you Iris and family, on the passing of Ted, I have many happy memories visiting with you and Ted, May our Heavenly Father keep you bless and keep you during this difficult time, know that he has gone to with his Father in Heaven, Jo Albinati

  • 10/06/2022

    Dear Iris, my deepest sympathy to you at this very sad time for you and your family, following the death of Ted. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Janet (Moen) Jones.

  • 10/06/2022

    So sorry to hear of the loss of a dear husband and father... hoping all the fond memories of Ted will help you as you get thru the hard days ahead...hugs and prayers... Marg Popkey..

  • 10/06/2022

    Our condolences to you Iris and your entire family. Ted was a wonderful man whom I thoroughly enjoyed spending time with. A genuine human being who was so generous in sharing his ideas and thoughts. I always thought of him as a friend that I could call at any time. RIP Mr. Halwa. You will be remembered for a very long time by me and my family as a true gentleman!

  • 10/06/2022

    Iris and Family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. May God uphold you as you navigate through this difficult time. God Bless you. Diane and Bruce Walker

  • 10/06/2022

    Our sincere sympathy and comfort, Iris and all of your family!!! Many great, fond memories over the years!! Take care! Sincerely Miles and Doreen Kuryvial

  • 10/06/2022

    Iris and family our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time of sorrow. Lorraine Martin and family

  • 10/05/2022

    Sympathy to you & your family Iris. He is now at peace. May God continue to give you his strength Trudy Peterson

  • 10/05/2022

    Dear Iris ,Please accept and pass along our condolences to your family. We are sorry to hear of Teds passing, He was a very sweet man and he will be missed by all that knew him Joanne, Kathy, Sandy and Families( Kaye Krog's daughters)

  • 10/05/2022

    Dear Iris and Family Bill and I so enjoyed our times together around the pool table at Prairie Lake. Please accept my sincere sympathy as you remember past and happier times. Sincerely, Ilene Cormack

  • 10/05/2022

    Dear Iris, and all the Halwa family. We were so sorry to hear of Ted's passing but thankful that now he is in a better place. May he rest in peace. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go forward. Paul and Myrna Lemay and family

  • 10/05/2022

    So sorry to hear of Ted's passing. Condolences to you Iris and all your family. Bob&Cheryl Driedger

  • 10/05/2022

    Will be missed. I worked many summers for him on the farm when my family could spare me.

  • 10/05/2022

    Ted was a very nice men the best friend of my father in law and a very good friend to me and my family (including our dog Eva which he loved seen at Mackenzie Place). RIP my friend you deserved it. To the rest of the family our prayer are with you all.

  • 10/05/2022

    Iris and family am so sorry for your loss. Sending many prayers and love Colleen Cooke

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