Edward (Ted) French

Edward (Ted) French

Tuesday, April 6th, 1943 - Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
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April 6, 1943 - June 10, 2020

Mr. Edward (Ted) French of Bay Roberts, passed peacefully away at St. Clare's Mercy Hospital, after a brief illness on June 10, 2020. Ted was 77 years old.

Leaving to mourn with loving memories:

The love of his life, wife and best friend: Sandra; his children: Kim and Rob; his brother-in-law: Bill (Marie) Drover; his close friend: Ian Moores and a large circle of friends.

He is predeceased by his parents: Lionel and Marjorie French and his father and mother-in-law: Dr. Howard and Lillian Drover.

Ted was born in St. John's and in his youth moved to Bay Roberts where he grew up. After a brief stint in the St. John's Fire Department, Ted began his career in the car business. He was a very successful salesman and after several years, began his own dealership in Bay Roberts known as Ted French Pontiac-Buick-GMC. He was a very friendly and people oriented person and enjoyed much success in his business.

Most recently, Ted played a key role in building and developing several retirement units in Bay Roberts located on Sawdust Road, Ted French Place and Bears Cove Road.

Ted was also very proficient in things mechanical and took great pride in restoring motors and other items to good working order.

He also enjoyed hunting and fishing; and he especially loved his fishing trips to Labrador with his good friend Roger Pike.

Ted had many friends throughout the Province and was especially well known in the Trinity-Conception area. He will be missed by those people whom he met on the road of his life. Ted and Sandra had a cabin at Ocean Pond and in all seasons of the year, they went there to relax and enjoy the beauty and tranquility of the area.

Due to the Covid-19 restrictions the celebration of Ted's Life will be held at a future date, to be announced. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted's memory may be made to the Central United Church, P.O. Box 1351, Bay Roberts, NL, A0A 1G0.

Ted's family and the staff of Slade's Funeral Home encourage people to post their condolences, share photos and tributes by visiting the online memorial guestbook at

For further information please call Slade’s Funeral Home, Bay Roberts at 786-2323.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Slade’s Funeral Home, serving Carbonear, Upper Island Cove, Bay Roberts and surrounding areas.
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Brenda Turner

Posted at 03:48pm
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Helen Juskow

Posted at 07:48pm
Dear Sandra,
Just heard- sincere condolences from Bob and Helen- Fondest memories of our many moose hunting trips (first was in 1976) and get togethers. We always considered Ted one of our very best friends.
Deeply sorry for your loss Sandra, Rob and Kim
Our love always,
Bob and Helen

Arch and Dulcie Janes

Posted at 05:45pm
We only just heard of Ted's passing and are sorry for your loss. We have lots of good memories of his time in the fire station and at Ocean pond.
Arch and Dulcie Janes

Robert Bishop

Posted at 07:27pm
Dear Sandra and family,

Sorry to hear of Ted’s passing, my sincere condolences.
I met Ted in the early fifties while on holiday in Bay Roberts. We had lots of fun doing the things that boys do in a seaside community. I also remember visiting him in St . John’s at a home on St. Clare Avenue. We have been friends since then and have crossed paths on many occasions at Ocean Pond.
As a former chairman of the Ocean Pond Road Committee he did a great deal of much appreciated work organizing road upgrades in the summer and snow clearing in the winter.
His presence at Ocean Pond will be missed.

Robert Bishop

Bill Lewis

Posted at 07:34pm
To the French family, please accept my deepest condolences on the death of Ted. I meet Ted in Ocean Pond where we have a summer home. Ted was the first president of the Ocean Pond Road Committee and I served as the Treasurer. He serviced with destination in this role for many years and I learned a lot from Ted. Without any doubt under his leadership we had the best road red in Ocean Pond.
A wonderful kind and professional man who will be missed by all that had the privilege of meeting him.
Rest in peace and we will remember him in our prayers.

Bill and Gloria Lewis and family

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