June 16, 1949 – February 15, 2021

“He had a BOOMING voice, and a soft, mushy Heart”

Ted loved to travel, and we did! His favourite trips were road trips. He would and could drive forever, to get to someplace HOT.  He was an avid DIYer, built two lovely homes and so many projects over the years. Those of you who know Ted really well………know that a few remain unfinished.  Mostly, Ted loved his Family and would encourage them to be independent and follow their dreams. So many wonderful lasting memories from 46 years of marriage. 

It is with great sadness that the family of Ted Kierzek announces his passing, on February 15, 2021, at the age of 71. Ted was a loving, courageous, funny and fiercely loyal man. Born in High River, Alberta, to Polish immigrants, Jozefa and Wladyslaw Kierzek.  He went on to live his early years in Bridgeland, forming lifelong friendships, which he valued.  Ted’s career included working as an Auditor for Revenue Canada and then Alberta Liquor and Gaming. He developed many close and enduring friendships along the way. Ted is survived by his loving wife and traveling buddy, Veronika, his children, Greg (Erica), Chrissy (Darryl) and Thea (Ben), his brother, Roman and his beloved grandchildren, Jasper, Addie and Odin. He is also remembered by his extended family and friends. Ted was a kind, gentle soul who always had a soft spot for animals. Kiwi, our dog as well as previous dogs, all knew Ted was the weakest link to snacks and belly rubs.  Ted always felt he lived a blessed life, he fought many hurdles and obstacles along the way, but he always won or compromised gracefully. This battle was unwinnable. He fought courageously, and was able to stay at home, surrounded by Family and Friends.  He will always be our Superhero. Rest peacefully, Ted.    

A private family Celebration of Ted’s life will be held, at his request.

Arrangements entrusted to

Cochrane Country Funeral Home – Ph: 403-932-1039

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  1. On February 18, 2021 at 6:02 pm Jocelyn Whittier Said:

    Veronica and Family.
    I am so sorry for your loss of Ted – he was a wonderful person . My heart breaks for you.
    Hugs and prayers .

  2. On February 18, 2021 at 6:06 pm Tammy Nelson Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Ted once, but I remember him smiling and being so friendly. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Hugs to you all ❤️

  3. On February 18, 2021 at 6:16 pm Doug & Joyce Rayburn Said:

    To Thea and Family. Please accept our deepest condolences. Thea has been like a daughter to us, and we want to assure you, that if you ever need anything from us you just need ask. Love you kiddo.

  4. On February 18, 2021 at 6:23 pm Cindy, Steven and Callum Tulloch Said:

    Veronika, Thea., Chris and Greg amd Family, words cannot express how wonderful Ted was or the magnitude that his absence will have. They say some friends become family. I was blessed in spades to be welcomed into you family. Ted will always hold a special place in our hearts.
    Love Cindy

  5. On February 18, 2021 at 6:29 pm Ashley and chandler Said:

    Thea and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss, our thoughts are with you,
    If you need anything We will always be here.
    Love you guys
    Hugs and kisses

  6. On February 18, 2021 at 7:11 pm Agatha Chapin Said:

    I am so sorry for your loss Thinking of all of you. Hugs with love

  7. On February 18, 2021 at 7:11 pm Cynthia Mills Said:

    Veronica and family,
    I am very sorry for the loss you are experiencing. Such a difficult time in life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I know he was a strong man and thankfully you have some beautiful memories of him. Please stay in touch ❤️

  8. On February 18, 2021 at 7:26 pm Judy Bailey Said:

    I was privileged to be acquainted with all the Kierzek family, through Chris and Darryl. Ted was such a kind man. I am so sad for your loss of a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and valued friend to many. Deepest condolences, and God Bless.

  9. On February 18, 2021 at 7:36 pm Ashley, Jim and Justin Said:

    I am so so sorry for your loss Kierzek family! We are sending lots of love and hugs your way. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. On February 18, 2021 at 8:55 pm Sue & Jeff Grant Said:

    Veronika and family, so very heartbroken for your loss. Ted was a wonderful man, husband, father and grandfather. Jeff and I enjoyed his company at events over the years. Thinking of all of you. He will be deeply missed. If there is anything we can help with please let us know. With love, Sue & Jeff

  11. On February 18, 2021 at 10:32 pm Gord and Peggy Buckler Said:

    Chris, Darryl and Addie: Our hearts and thoughts are with you all. Happy memories will bring you great comfort.

  12. On February 19, 2021 at 3:28 am Kim Carver Said:

    Dear Chrissy,Darryl and Addie,

    We are so sorry for your loss of your Dad, he seemed like such a wonderful person. May your memories of him help you to find comfort and peace. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Take care
    Kim and Marc

  13. On February 19, 2021 at 11:44 am Andrea, Dany & Bella Said:

    Our sincerest condolences for the loss of your beloved husband, father & grandfather. To Veronika, Chris, Thea and all the family we are sending our love and hugs.

    Love Andrea, Dany & Bella

  14. On February 19, 2021 at 2:45 pm Cindy and Avery Aronovitch Said:

    Dear Veronika and family,

    We are heartbroken over losing Ted. Our families have been friends for nearly 45 years, with a lifetime of experiences together. We have enjoyed traveling and spending time in each other’s homes, We have seen our kids grow up and now the grandkids growing up. We consider your family our family too. We feel your heartbreak.

    Please come to Arizona when you can and bring Kiwi! We will see you up there this summer.

    Our love and deepest sympathy,
    Cindy and Avery Aronovitch

  15. On February 19, 2021 at 4:54 pm John Randall Said:

    Veronika and Family
    When I think of Ted, I think of the “big guy”. He was a kind, witty, dependable,hard working man.He had a great,genuine smile and a kind heart. I enyoyed working with Ted.

  16. On February 19, 2021 at 6:51 pm Philip Martin Said:

    Veronika and Family. I was saddened to hear about Ted. We worked together both at the CRA and AGLC.He will be missed.

  17. On February 19, 2021 at 6:53 pm Shannon Said:

    Veronika and Family
    My heartfelt condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories keep Ted alive in your hears.
    Virtual Hugs.

  18. On February 20, 2021 at 3:46 am Krys and John Said:

    Veronika, Your family were so welcoming 28 years ago when we moved to Calgary, a friendship that grew and remained despite the distance between us when we moved back to New Zealand.
    The “kiwi” connection has always remained strong, you and Ted visited us here, our boys have visited you there. I regret not having been back, but we have shared our lives online, and I am forever envious of your snowy weather. How sad I was to hear of Ted’s illness and saddened to read of his passing. You have an amazing family, the support you have for each other will keep you strong. With love Krys

  19. On February 20, 2021 at 6:30 am Joanne and Gord Kerr Said:

    Ron, Thea, Greg and Chrissy

    It seems like just yesterday we were neighbours raising our families together. Even though both of our families have grown and moved, we’ve been lucky enough to have stayed in touch.

    Our deepest condolences to you all. Our kids asked that we let you know how sad they were to hear of Teds passing.

    We have wonderful memories and will always stay friends.

    Love Gord, Jo, Steve, Kev, Dan

  20. On February 20, 2021 at 12:30 pm Karl and Karen Kirnbauer Said:

    Veronika and family

    Just found out yesterday about the loss of Ted. We are so very sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Karl and Karen

  21. On February 20, 2021 at 10:08 pm Marg Fahie Said:

    Hi Veronica
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family so sorry for your loss
    Love Marg and John Fahie

  22. On February 21, 2021 at 10:49 am Debra Golding Said:

    Chris, Darryl, Addie: So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  23. On February 21, 2021 at 12:47 pm Judy Perrin Said:

    My dear Veronika, you and your family have been on my mind this past week, I cannot imagine the sadness you all must be feeling at this time…
    My thoughts and prayers are with you….xo

    Big hugs,
    Judy Perrin

  24. On February 21, 2021 at 9:56 pm Carla Foster Said:

    So sorry to hear of your loss ,sending a great big hug filled with love to you all , he was lucky to have you all as you were lucky to have him.

  25. On February 22, 2021 at 7:36 am kal dhanda Said:

    From his family at AGLC Audit, we are saddened by his loss, he was a great and funny guy to work with.

  26. On February 22, 2021 at 3:42 pm Larry & Ruth Kovac Said:

    Dear Veronica and family, so sad to hear of the loss of Ted. He will leave such a void for all of you. May your memories give you love and strength.

  27. On February 23, 2021 at 12:52 pm Bob Ens Said:

    Veronika & Family, we would like to add our own, personal Condolences to all of you at this most difficult time.

    Bob Ens & Joanne Nadeau

  28. On February 25, 2021 at 5:51 am Hazel Said:

    Veronica Greg & family So sorry to hear of your loss Remember & cherish all the good times Take care Hazel & JR

  29. On February 25, 2021 at 11:12 am Frans and Darlene Heynen Said:

    Our sincerest condolences to the Kierzek family on the passing of Ted. Frans and Ted worked together at the CRA for years. He always had that impish grin which meant you never knew what he thought of you or the topic of discussion. Blessings to you all.

  30. On December 25, 2021 at 10:27 am barry price Said:

    dear veronika and family I am sorry to learn of teds passing he was quite the guy
    in the 1980s when we met up with him he was fun for sure so sorry for you loss he was
    fun to be around i rember him with eye glasses of course
    barry price