John Edward "Ted" Preece died in Destin, Fla., on March 24, 2007, from complications of a stroke on Jan. 23. He leaves to mourn his death his wife of 19 years, Mona J. Preece, of Destin; her daughter, Judith Allen; and her husband, Dr. David Jordan, of Ottawa, Ontario; and her son, Robin Allen; and his wife, Katalin Allen, of Edmonton, Alberta; along with many friends from Sun Valley, Idaho; Calgary, Alberta, and Destin.
Ted served in the Canadian Navy during World War II. He enjoyed heli-skiing in the Rocky Mountains, skiing Baldy, took part in the Boulder Mountain Tour for many years, hiked, biked and was a fine sailor.
His ashes will be set free in the Gulf of Mexico on Sunday, May 6, from a two-mast schooner, with friends and family aboard, to raise a glass and celebrate an amazing life. He is truly missed.