Edward Joseph Musgrove

Born: Sun., Mar. 19, 1939
Died: Sun., Jul. 30, 2017


1:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Tue., Aug. 01, 2017
Location: Royal Canadian Legion


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: St. Gabriel Lalement, Birch Island

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Aug. 02, 2017
Location: St. Gabriel Lalement, Birch Island

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Edward James Joseph Musgrove  
A resident of Birch Island, formerly of Toronto, Ontario
Passed into the Spirit world peacefully at Manitoulin Health Centre, on Sunday, July 30th, 2017 at the age of 78 years, holding the hand of his beloved wife and best friend, Dianne Musgrove (McGregor) of Birch Island
He was born in London, England to James and Isobel (Sales) Musgrove, on March 19th, 1939.

Loved father of John Edward Musgrove of Brampton and to infant Jaime Edward Musgrove (predeceased).
Older brother to John Peter Musgrove (predeceased).
Will always be remembered by family and friends here and in other provinces.
He will also be remembered by members of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 177, The Elks (Espanola), Royal Order of Buffalo (Toronto), Manitoulin Health Centre Auxiliary and Regional Executive of HAAO, Boy Scouts of Canada and the UK, St. Gabriel Lalemant and St. Bernard Parishes and Native People's Parish (Toronto).

Wake will be held at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 177, Little Current,
on Tuesday August 1st, 2017 from 1pm to 9pm
Funeral Services 11am Wednesday August 2nd, 2017 at St. Gabriel Lalemant Catholic Church in Birch Island.  Visitation from 9am
Interment will be in the new cemetery on Old Village Road.
Donations can be made to MHC Aux., RCL Branch 177 or St. Gabriel Lalemant Church.

Ted loved life, and lived it to the fullest.  He played rugby, squash, tennis, cross country skied and was a UK Sculls champion.  His favourite soccer team was "The Arsenal" UK, he was an avid dart player, hiker and canoeist.  He had camped most of Ontario's parks, it was how he found the Manitoulin Island.
Ted loved to read for hours on end, historical, detective and current history novels.  Watching TV always included "Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy" (because they tested his knowledge!) as well as soccer, darts, golf and race car driving (the latter because he had been a derby racer in his younger years), he did like to go fast!
Ted loved to bake bread and make jam, he loved hot and spicy food, the hotter the better, especially his chilli and salsa.  He preferred "dark ale" to that "blonde rubbish" but found his taste liking the local brewery ales.
Ted was a man of quiet faith who found God in nature and people, more than in buildings.  He spoke to God every day while he gardened, cut the grass, chopped wood, or sat with the cats and dog with a cup of coffee and a good book outside.  He was a forgiving man who never held a grudge, he said it was a waste of time, instead he prayed for whoever and let it go.  He was a loyal man who cared for his friends deeply.  He was especially touched by his friendship with Ferdinand and always spoke of him as "my best man friend here in BI".
Ted loved to help in any way he could, he really enjoyed his work with the Auxiliary and the Legion.  He loved to read at Church and loved the native lifestyle of respecting the earth and one another.
Finally Ted loved his Big Band and Jazz music, he enjoyed being a part of the Island Radio Station, sharing the music he grew up with and loved.  He passed smiling while listening to music.  I can imagine he is now talking to all his favourite musicians in heaven and wanting to have a jam session with them.
Ted was a private man, who had a heart of gold, he truly loved living here.  The friendships extended to him meant everything.  Thank you on his behalf and know he is watching over all of us till we meet again.  May the Creator bless you for being a part of my Beloved Ted's life.
Ba ma pii.
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Laila Kiviaho
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
My sincere condolences on the passing of Ted. The obituary notice was beautifully written and mentioned the impact he had on so many. Auxiliary members will have fond memories of his willingness to always lend a hand.We will remember always that he taught us how to make dream catchers for the Regional Assembly. At the NEMI Farmers' Market his artisan bread was a hit.I offer heartfelt sympathy on behalf of the Market. I enjoyed hunting up books for him especially the Arthurian legends. He will be missed by many as he impacted many!Again, sincere sympathy, Dianne.

norma hughson
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
my thoughts are with you at this sad time may your good memories carry you on

Leila Thureson
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Dianne: I am so sorry to lern of the loss of your beloved Ted. He has indeed left his mark on so many people. May the many beautiful memories of your life together help you in the difficult days and weeks ahead. Condolences to all the family. Leila

Carole Sisson
   Posted Thu August 03, 2017
Dear Dianne. My deepest condolences on the passing of your life partner. Sincerely Carole

carol lee
   Posted Mon August 07, 2017
Dear Dianne, loyal friend, nursing colleague, Ted's wife,
You have portrayed Ted's life beautifully and poetically, so very like you!!
Thank you for being so loyal and faithful through the thick and the thin of life.
Ted is at peace. May your heart be filled with God's peace, and His comfort.
Sending you love, your friend, Carol

Derek Graham
   Posted Tue August 08, 2017
On behalf of the Board of Directors, Manitoulin Health Centre, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Ted. His service to the hospital, as a former Board member and volunteer through the Auxiliary, are recognized and appreciated.

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