Lt Edgar Wilfred “Ted” Cheeseman (Ret’d)

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    We regret to advise the death of Lieutenant Edgar Wilfred “Ted” Cheeseman (Ret’d) on 25 March 2012 at the Marianhill Nursing Home in Pembroke ON in his 96th year.

    Ted was born in Port au Bras in Newfoundland and graduated from Nova Scotia Technical College in 1938 with a Bachelor of Engineering in Mining. During the Second World War he served in Europe as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Engineers. He commanded the 2nd Equipment & Mechanical Platoon, attached to the 8th Field Park Company as part of II Canadian Corps Engineers.

    Ted met his future wife before they were posted overseas and was married in London, England near the war’s end. Lieutenant Jean Cheeseman was a Nursing Sister in the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps and served in England and Northwest Europe.

    After the war, Ted began his professional career in gold mining in the Kirkland Lake area and in 1957 joined Rio Algoma Mines Ltd. mining uranium in Elliot Lake. He worked at Milliken, Nordic and Quirke Mines before moving to the head office in Toronto where he became Vice President, North American Mining Operations. He retired in 1980. Following retirement, Ted and Jean lived in North Bay and Brantford ON.

    A Memorial Service will be held at St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Deep River ON followed by a celebration of Ted's life. Donations may be made to St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Deep River to the disabled access fund, or to the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada. {dcDec19wd} [zpp]