Edward "Ted" Cudworth
1939 - 2024
Edward "Ted" Cudworth
Service Information
Service Date
Saturday April 6, 2024
Service Time
1:00 pm
Service Location
Ferguson Logan Montague Funeral Home Chapel
Burial Information
Burial Location
Murray River Cemetery
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Edward "Ted" Cudworth born July 13, 1939 in Toronto, Ontario died peacefully April 1, 2024 in his beloved community of Montague, PEI. He leaves behind his daughter Laura-Jean Cudworth and son-in-law Tony Burke, nieces Kimberly Bromby (Pete), Jennifer Smith (Dave), and nephew David Smith. He is predeceased by his Father Edward Cudworth, his mother Isabel Cudworth (nee Evans), sister Julie Smith, brother-in-law Doug Smith, and wife Mary Stubbert.

He loved his family but also recognized a family is something you build. As he put it, a family is made up of people you can count on and people who can count on you: "simple."

Ted was never one to abide by established practice, ever. He lived his life on his own terms, always. Except in one area: he was a member of AA and followed the 12 steps to the letter. He celebrated 49 years of sobriety last August and attended meetings every week, until he couldn’t. His copy of The Big Book was his most valuable possession.

He loved animals of all kinds but especially those that were strays or abandoned. His last dog Max was his "head of security" and a loyal companion that gave him solace in his later years. He loved the skunks, blue jays and crows that came onto his property and could discuss in detail their habits; he fostered a respectful relationship with each of them. Many times, he proudly noted that he preferred animals to people.

He was a mechanic by trade and could fix just about anything, with just about anything. He could fix a car with a coat hanger and use a street curb as a lift. He loved engines and the way they worked. Older cars and motorcycles were an endless source of fascination. Just a few days before he died a show about motorcycles came on the TV screen. He perked up and explained which motorcycles were best for stability and what a joy it was to ride. He took up riding in his fifties with a small gang of friends and spent many happy weekends looking for winding roads and beautiful scenery between Ontario and the Maritimes.

Ted’s family would like to thank the medical team who walked him through each step to the end of his life and his GP Terry McGinnis for the years of superb care. Heartfelt thanks go to the nursing team at King’s County Hospital for their tender kindness day and night. Deep gratitude goes out to the Homecare team who made it possible for him to live independently and for
their gentle urging to rethink what home could look like. Thank you also to the social workers who nudged gently and moved quickly when he was ready to make a change. Finally, to the staff at Perrins Marina Villa for a safe and wonderful place to live out his final months.    

A funeral service will take place at Ferguson-Logan Montague Funeral Home on Saturday, April 6 at 1 p.m. followed by a reception and burial at Murray River Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the PEI Humane Society or the Canadian Cancer Society.

Edward "Ted" Cudworth