Warrant Officer E.L. (Tedd) Vidler CD

Tedd grew up in Southern Ontario, the oldest of 6 kids. When he was 16 years old, his mother became pregnant, and it was decided that Tedd would join the Army to make room for his new sibling. With a handshake from his father, Tedd joined up as a Soldier’s Apprentice (“Little Green Monster”) and began his 25 years of service in the Canadian Military.

He soon met and married the love of his life, Sheila, and the two were blessed with 3 children. The family moved every 3 to 4 years due to postings, to places like London, Ontario, Lahr, West Germany, and CFB Shilo,until Tedd retired and chose to settle down in Winnipeg. While in stationed in CFB Shilo, Tedd did a 6 month tour in Cyprus as part of United Nations Peace Keeping Mission (UNFICYP).

After he retired, Tedd took a course at Red River Community College in Carpentry, and opened up his own Locksmith company, which he ran for years. He used that experience to get a job at Bristol Aerospace, where he stayed until his final retirement years later. After his retirement from Bristol, Tedd moved him and his wife out to St. Anne’s, Manitoba, so they could travel at leisure and enjoy the quiet away from the city.

Tedd was pre-deceased by his wife Sheila, but later married his second wife, Rosemary, on his birthday (so he could remember the date, he would joke) a few years later. Tedd passed away quietly in his sleep after a short battle with cancer, less than 2 years later.

Dad was proud of his military service, and the fact that he was a third-generation soldier in his family, following in the footsteps of his father and Grandfather. He was also proud of his faith, and wanted to share it with anyone who would listen.

Dad, thank you for your service!

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