Leonard Theodore (Ted) Lohnes - 80, Truro, passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 8, 2018. Born in Birchtown, N.S. on April 9, 1938, he was the son of the late Warren Guy Lohnes and the late Doris Bernice (Acker Lohnes) Ashe.
Ted worked for thirty-four years for the Nova Scotia Government from 1960 – 1994, ending his career as Supervisor of the Family Court in Truro. During part of this period he served as NSGEU Vice-President. Ted’s innate passion for sports and community involvement was expressed through his involvement in many local programs and activities, including: Kinsman Club District Seven Zone 2 Deputy-Governor 1970; Regional Master of the American Contract Bridge League; President of the Truro Curling Club, President of the Truro Golf Club, and President of the Royal Caledonia Curling Club NS Branch 1995; Co-Chair of the 1994 Canadian Pepsi Jr. Curling Championship hosted in Truro, NS; Coach within the Truro Jr. Curling Club program; Honorary Member of the Truro Curling Club; Truro Sports Heritage Society Volunteer of the Year; Certified Curling Official and Coach; IKON Sport Award Official of the Year 2007; Volunteer at the 2010 Brier and 2015 World Men’s Curling Championship; co-founder, President and life-time member of the Colchester Lawn Bowls Club; many provincial curling championships, including alternate on the NS team at the 1989 Brier, and a Maritime Stick Curling Champion.
Those that knew Ted know how much he enjoyed anything fun and games. He was always the one playing the country music, bringing the jokes, the cards, the riddles or the games to curling bonspiels, golf outings and family time. His love for the Red Sox, his trips to Boston with the guys, following his son Bruce around the world curling, and his family gatherings were what brought him the most joy in life. Ted loved to see his children do well and was so proud of all of them, and his life lessons and teachings to his grandchildren was a continuous process. Ted and Judy’s time at their cottage over the last couple of years was what they both looked forward to and was a life-long dream fulfilled.
Left to cherish everything that Ted brought to their lives is his wife of 60 years, Judy (Gates); son Bruce (Carolyn); daughters Heather (Richard), Sherri (Darryl), Kim (Bill) and Carla (Thomas); his adored grandchildren Brendan, Richard, Courtney, Joshua, Tom, and Tyler and first great-grandchild Kenzie; sister Colleen (Wendell) Brown; brother-in-law Stan Locke; many nephews and nieces, great nephews and great nieces; extended family members; numerous friends, colleagues, curling, golf and card buddies who are too many to mention. In addition to his parents, Ted was predeceased by sister Rosalee (Acker) Locke.
Visitation will be held Wednesday July 11 from 1:30pm – 3:30pm with Funeral Service Thursday, July 12 at 11am both in Colchester Community Funeral Home, 512 Willow St., Truro, with Pastor Connie Stewart officiating. Reception to follow. Cremation will take place following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ted’s memory may be made to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada or please donate blood as often as you can. Live Webcasting of the service will be available at 10:58am (Atlantic Time) and is available along with online messages of condolence at: www.ColchesterCommunity.com