Capt Theodore "Ted" Thomas (Ret'd), RCE
We regret to advise that Captain Theodore C. (Ted) Thomas RCE (Ret'd) passed away peacefully on March 5, 2002 in his 88th year at Port Coquitlam B.C.
Ted joined 6th Field Company, Royal Canadian Engineers as a sapper in 1933 and by September 1939 he was the unit's Company Quartermaster Sergeant. Promoted in 1940, Ted was appointed as the 6th Field Company Sergeant Major. He landed in Normandy on D-Day and in 1945, after being seriously wounded in Holland, was repatriated as Regimental Sergeant Major. He spent three years recovering in hospital.
After his recovery, Ted worked in management in a number of plastic plants in the Vancouver area. He also returned to the Militia and was commissioned as a Captain in the 6 Field Squadron, RCE. He continued to serve as the Unit Pay Officer until his retirement from the Army in the mid-1960s. Many will remember him for his active leadership of the 6th Field Squadron Veterans association.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Shriners Hospital for Children (Canadian Unit) would be appreciated.