Ted Wormworth – Thank You For Everything
Ross Edwarde (Ted) Wormworth was born in London during the first half of the Second World War, just after the “Blitz”, his father was a Canadian serving in Britain for the RCAF. Ted and his mother made a perilous trip from England to Canada in 1944, in the second to last convoy to make the Atlantic trip and were hounded by submarines all of the way. The convoy lost two ships during that voyage. Upon arriving in Canada, Ted and his mother settled in Arden, Ontario to await the return of Ted’s father.
The Wormworth family moved to Wingham, Ontario where Ted spent most of his adolescent years. When he didn’t make the football team, he tried out for the wrestling team and became champion for his weight class.
After high school Ted enlisted in the local reserve unit and then went into the regular force where he achieved the rank of Sargent, commanding an artillery battery unit. After the military, Ted met his wife, Linda, they married in 1967. At this time he started his university studies at Sir Wilfred Laurier, graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree and went to work wing Mutual Life of Canada. He was transferred to the Vancouver office in 1978 and bought a home in Richmond. He went on to work for Montreal Trust and finally for CIBC.
Ted’s entire career was as a Pension Specialist. He was also an avid curler and snooker player. He became so involved in snooker that he became president of the BC Cue Sports Association. When he joined the Terminal City Club, he took it upon himself to update the snooker room at the club. Ted also enjoyed golf and was always striving to improve his game.
In the early 2000’s Ted was stricken with colon cancer. Undaunted, he faced long bouts of chemotherapy, radiation and surgery until he beat the disease. In 2003, Ted decided that he wanted to learn to ride a motorcycle, bought a Ducati and enjoyed the open road with his cycling friends. In 2007, he was stricken with esophageal cancer and again face treatments and surgery. His recovery was long and painful. He will be missed by many snooker players in the Greater Vancouver area.