In the early hours of April 26th, 2015 Theodore Hollon Hilstad was called home by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ted was born August 7th, 1962 and started life with a struggle only weighing in at three pounds, which led to him being a determined man with a great will to accomplish the things he set out to do.
Ted had many passions in his life with farming and ranching being high on the list. He always put 110 percent into any job he did from the timber industry to the oil industry and many other hats he wore… he was a true jack of all trades.
He loved his many years spent falling timber and often reminisced with good friend Frank McKinney on the glory days of logging.
He loved his family and his two boys Brandon and Jacob with whom he raised with wife Renee of 29 years with a good work ethic and a love of Jesus.
He had great respect for his parents Loren and Phyllis and his in-laws Bill and Nancy whom he also loved dearly.
His list of family includes his sons Brandon (Melanie) and Jacob (Jessica), brother; Dave (Silvie) and sister Kristina (Bob); brothers-in-law Corey (Tiffany) and Billy; nieces Katy, Karen, Sandra and Valerie, along with many aunties and cousins whom he loved dearly.
His grandchildren Maxx, Myles, Abi and Knox brought many smiles to his face with their thirst for knowledge of all things and his precious Abi’s sweet hugs.
Ted also leaves behind many great friends, all of whom he cherished. Men like John Sylvester a great friend and fishing buddy, Neil Vigus his gun guru, Jeff Miller and Ray Dagnon with whom he shared his passion for farming and cattle and Vernon Beitz who Ted loved and respected like a father. There are countless other friends whom Ted loved and cherished with all of his heart. He was a special man who touched many lives during his time on earth. Ted will be missed by many. Although he is gone he will not soon be forgotten.
We will be having a Celebration of Ted’s life on Friday, May 15 at 11 a.m. at the Molson Grange with Pastor Al Parsons leading us. There will be a potluck to follow so please bring your favorite dish.
Bergh Funeral Service and Crematory is in care of arrangements.