In Memoriam

An image of Edward J. Valentine.
Edward J. Valentine, BCom’53

Edward John Cuthbert Valentine (Ted) died on August 9, 2020. Ted was born on February 24, 1930, in Calgary to Evelyn (LaMarche) and Cuthbert John Valentine (Bert). After attending Holy Angels and St. Mary’s Boys School, he received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UBC, where he was a member of the Delta Upsilon Fraternity.

After graduation, Ted returned to Calgary to join the family business, Halford & Valentine. Under his leadership, it became the largest Volvo dealership in Canada: Valentine Volvo.

Ted’s passions included the Calgary Flames, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, and the Calgary Stampeders. His one true love was his wife Shirley. Ted and Shirley married in 1958 and built a beautiful life for their six children and 18 grandchildren. A devout Catholic, Ted attended daily mass. He played hockey for the first Calgary Buffaloes team, then football for St. Mary’s High School and UBC.

A true gentleman, Ted will be remembered for his eloquence and grace, his profound kindness, and his resolute sense of humour, which remained intact until the very end.