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H.H. EDWARD (TED) HICKS
H. H. EDWARD (TED) HICKS It is with heavy hearts that our family announces the sudden but peaceful passing of our father H. H. Edward (Ted) Hicks on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Extendicare Oakview Place Personal Care Home in Winnipeg, at the age of 85 years. He had been struggling with some health issues over the past few years, but his condition quickly deteriorated this past week. Ted will be deeply missed by his three children, Joseph (Krista) Hicks, Jennifer Hicks Duseigne and Jewel (Anier) Kamfoly; five grandchildren, Ashley and Dustin Hicks, Nicole Duseigne, Taylor and Tori Kamfoly; four great-grandchildren, Charlie, Robyn and Andrew Hicks (Dustin) and Ryder Hicks (Ashley); as well as many nieces, nephews and close friends. He was predeceased by his parents, Oscar and Ada (Gladys) Hicks and brothers, Robert, Charles and Reginald. He is now reunited with the love of his life, our mother Patricia, who passed away in 2001. Dad was born on April 9, 1931 and grew up in Inwood, Manitoba. He was a gifted musician who taught himself how to play the accordion when he was nine years old. He started out by playing at many community dances and then began teaching in Teulon, Arborg and surrounding areas. After getting married and moving to Winnipeg, he went on to own his music studio in Transcona. Dad was a passionate performer playing music for weddings, anniversaries, local legions, the Festival du Voyageur, personal care homes, and many parties, galas, and private functions. He played as a soloist, strolling duo, and with many bands and local musicians throughout his lifetime. He played music of every ethnicity, but had a passion for Italian music. In his later career, Dad enjoyed performing as a strolling duo with longtime friend and fellow musician, Ferrucio Moscarda. He enjoyed the camaraderie it created and the many lifelong friendships he made along the way. Whenever Dad played his accordion, be it for the public or simply for his own enjoyment, it gave him tremendous joy and an indescribable sense of inner peace and contentment. He also worked for the provincial government as a driver examiner for 18 years until his retirement in 1993. He loved his family very much and did everything he could for us. We love you Dad, and words cannot express how much we will miss you. In compliance with Ted's wishes, a private family Interment will be held. Thank you to all the staff at Oakview Place Personal Care Home for taking good care of our father during his brief stay. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Children's Wish Foundation, 350 St. Mary Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3C 3J2. Wojcik's Funeral Chapels & Crematoriums, Winnipeg, 2157 Portage Avenue, 204.897.4665 www.wojciksfuneralchapel.com
As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on Sep 03, 2016